West Fargo Sheyenne girls tennis teams wins EDC championship

The Mustangs upended Grand Forks Central for the Eastern Dakota Conference title on Thursday, the EDC singles and doubles tournament begins Friday.

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No. 2 seed West Fargo Sheyenne won two singles matches and at No. 2 doubles to claim the Eastern Dakota Conference team championship 3-2 over No. 4 Grand Forks Central on Thursday.

Central advanced to the final with a 3-2 upset of No. 1 seed Valley City in the semifinals while Sheyenne defeated No. 3 Fargo Davies 3-2 in the semis.

Sheyenne’s Sarea Gu defeated Central’s Madi Stauss 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and the Mustangs’ Alyssa Sommerfeld defeated Central’s Magdalene Spicer 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Central’s Gianna Blue won 6-1, 6-2 over Sheyenne’s Sofia Layfield 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Central’s No. 1 doubles team of Sydnee Lemieux and Jennifer Wang outlasted the Mustangs’ team of Jayne Thompson and Anna Mauch 6-1, 7-6 (9-6) at No. 1 doubles. Sheyenne’s No. 2 doubles team of Shireen Durrani and Erika Hoy defeated Stella Blue and Alli Wilhelmi 6-4, 6-3.

In one state qualifier, No. 3 seed Fargo Davies defeated No. 5 Grand Forks Red River 4-1.


Davies’ Paige McCormick defeated Addison Lommen 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, the Eagles’ Tanis Lee downed Naomi Rahman 6-0, 6-0 and Davies’ Grace Wanzek made a sweep in singles with a 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 win at No. 3 singles.

In the second state qualifier, top seed Valley City downed No. 6 Fargo Shanley 4-1.

Shanley’s Madeline Abbott claimed the Deacons’ lone victory at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win over Valley City’s Abby Martineck.

At No. 2 singles, VC’s Kailee Nielson scored a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Shanley’s Mary Wolf, and the Hi-Liners’ Georgia Zaun defeated the Deacons’ Lucy Tharaldson 1-6, 6-0, 10-4 at No. 3 singles.

Valley City’s No. 1 doubles team of Breck Sufficool and Abby Redfearn defeated Shanley’s Kayla Mathison and Taylor Sandin 6-0, 6-1. The Hi-Liners’ No. 2 team of Skye Nielson and Alyssa Thomsen defeated Shanley’s Paige Friederichs and Gretta Cassola 6-0, 6-3.

The EDC individual singles and doubles tournament is Friday and Saturday at courts in Fargo and West Fargo.

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