Majettes capture West Region title, secure team state bid

Adam Papin/MDN Halle Mattson of Minot High returns a volley during a doubles match against Legacy earlier in the season.

MANDAN — Entering the West Region Tournament as the top seeded team and defending West Region champions were the Minot High Majettes girls’ tennis team, as they began a busy couple of days in Mandan.

Thursday presented team tournament play, where the Majettes needed to muster two wins in order to qualify for state as a team.

Getting off to a great start, Minot swept St. Mary’s in singles and doubles to earn a 5-0 win to kick off tournament play. Full results from the Minot-St. Mary’s match are as follows:

Singles – Halle Mattson (Minot) def. Kennedy Mertz (St. Mary’s), 6-0, 6-0; Sienna Ronning (Minot) def. Naomi Schuh (St. Mary’s), 6-2, 6-1; Grace Olson (Minot) def. Demi Black (St. Mary’s), 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles – Kyllie Fettig and Sidney Ressler (Minot) def. Gabbi Mann and Abby Mullally (St. Mary’s), 6-1, 7-6 (7-1); Lila Olson and Sabryn Ronning (Minot) def. Clare Schaefbauer and Abby Bohl (St. Mary’s), 6-1, 6-0.

The win for Minot placed them in the semifinals, where they matched up the Century Patriots who took down the host team, Mandan, to open tournament play. With a win in this round, Minot had a chance to secure a state tournament bid.

Continuing their dominance throughout the day, Minot once again pulled off another sweep as they took down Century, 5-0, to earn a spot in the West Region championship and to qualify for the state tournament as a team.

Full results from the Minot-Century match are as follows:

Singles – Halle Mattson (Minot) def. Maya Kubsad (Century), 6-1, 6-4; Kyllie Fettig (Minot) def. Erica Lee (Century), 6-3, 7-6 (3); Sidney Ressler (Minot) def. Kyla Jorgenson (Century), 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles – Sienna Ronning and Grace Olson (Minot) def. Ashley Kindem and Ava Dunlop (Century), 6-1, 6-3; Lila Olson and Sabryn Ronning (Minot) def. Kate Miller and Mykaela Jorgenson (Century), 6-1, 6-4.

With the win, it set the stage for an exciting championship matchup between the Majettes and the Legacy Sabers. The two met earlier in the season, and the Sabers put up a fight, but ultimately fell short as Minot won the first meeting, 6-3.

Hoping to claim another West Region team title, the Majettes made it to the championship on a perfect run. The stellar play needed to continue with their toughest test of the West Region Tournament coming up.

Wrapping up a very impressive day, the Minot High Majettes were able to capture another West Region team title by taking down the Legacy Sabers, 4-1.

Helping set the tone for the Majettes were the second and third singles, as well as both doubles squads as they picked up the wins against Legacy.

The full results from the Minot-Legacy championship round are as follows:

Singles – Aleah McPherson (Legacy) def. Halle Mattson (Minot), 7-6 (4), 1-6, 10-5; Kyllie Fettig (Minot) def. Halle Seversen (Legacy), 7-6 (4), 6-2; Sidney Ressler (Minot) def. Brooklyn Sand (Legacy), 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles – Sienna Ronning and Grace Olson (Minot) def. Cambrya Kraft and Chelsa Krom (Legacy), 6-2, 6-3; Lila Olson and Sabryn Ronning (Minot) def. Anna Sorensen and Maria Barrett (Legacy), 6-4, 6-2.

Today will be the West Region girls’ tennis singles and doubles tournaments, with play beginning at 9 a.m. The Majettes will aim to continue their very successful start to the West Region Tournament.


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