Majettes sweep doubles, top Saints

The Minot High girls tennis team played just one three-set match on Thursday against Bismarck Legacy.

On Friday against St. Mary’s at Hammond Park, the Majettes played four.

And won each set en route to topping St. Mary’s 7-2.

“As a team (1-6) it was the best we’ve played all year,” Minot coach Scott DeLorme said. “We wanted to get off to a good start in singles and we were able to do that by winning the first set in four of the six matches.”

However, in three of those four matches Minot fell in the second set.

But the Majettes showed great resolve rebounding in the final set.

There was no better evidence of that than sophomore Kali Askvig’s match.

Askvig – after winning the opening set 6-1 – fell 7-6 in the second set only to rebound for a 7-6 win of her own in the third.

“Kali had the most exciting singles match of the day,” DeLorme said. “Kali has all the strokes and naturally ability, but she’s still working on some of the mental aspect as are many of our girls. Today I thought Kali made a huge leap as she could’ve folded after dropping the second set. Instead she battled through the third before winning 7-5 in the third-set tiebreaker.”

Freshman Raquel Egge rallied after a first set defeat, winning in convincing fashion, 6-2 and 6-0.

“For the first time this season Egge lost a set, but she came right back to win sets two and three,” DeLorme said. “She’s only a freshman, but her playing style can cause many problems for many high school players and she’s becoming one of our more reliable players.”

Egge and sophomore Alyssa Henson won their doubles match in two sets. Sophomore Gwen Mathews and freshman Joelle Fettig also won their doubles in two sets while Askvig and junior Evie Reynolds needed three sets to win.

Minot hosts Williston on Monday.

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