Olson and Ingstad Double Up for 2nd at State
(Jake McNeal/Times-Record) East No. 3 seed Hi-Liner junior Clarissa Olson (left) and 8th-grader Reagan Ingstad reached Saturdayâ€™s North Dakota State Girls Tennis Doubles Tournament championship match before falling 6-2, 6-2 to Bismarck St. Mary seniors Alicia Beck and Mary Roller.
Hi-Liner junior Clarissa Olson and 8th-grader Reagan Ingstad are State Tennis Doubles runner-ups after vanquishing East champion Grand Forks Red River freshman Maddie Anderson and junior Alexis Caoili 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the semifinal, and falling 6-2, 6-2 in the title match to West champion Bismarck St. Maryâ€™s seniors Alicia Beck and Mary Roller.
â€śBeck and Roller were very tough,â€ť said Valley City head coach Matt Nielson. â€śTheir serves were faster than we have seen, their offensive game was very powerful, and their touch was the best that Iâ€™ve seen as a coach. We put up a great fight against them, winning two games a set and going to several other deuces, but all the credit goes to Saint Maryâ€™s on their championship.â€ť
Valley City took sixth in the Team Tournament by falling 3-2 to East No. 4 Fargo Davies, whom the Hi-Liners defeated 6-3 at home on May 1, in the Fifth-Place Game.
Olson made the State trip as last yearâ€™s East Doubles No. 2 with now-graduated Destiny Winkler.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
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