Minot girls’ tennis concludes exceptional weekend at state
GRAND FORKS – Following the thrill of winning the team state title on Thursday night during the 2023 NDHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament, the Minot High girls’ tennis team had a variety of athletes compete in the singles and doubles brackets, which wrapped up play and officially put a bow on the season at the conclusion of Saturday.
In the singles bracket, Sidney Ressler of Minot fell to eventual state champion Sophia Felderman of Mandan, 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Ressler then met Sarea Gu of West Fargo Sheyenne in the third-place game, where Gu topped Ressler, 6-2, 6-3. In an excellent showing from start to finish for Ressler, she ended her time in Grand Forks with a fourth-place finish in the singles tournament.
Working her way up in the consolation bracket of singles was Kyllie Fettig of Minot, as she opened Saturday with a win over Cambrya Kraft of Legacy, 6-3, 6-2. That gave Fettig an opportunity to finish as high as fifth place, which she proceeded to do so.
Meeting Alyssa Sommerfeld of West Fargo Sheyenne in the fifth-place game, Fettig went on to win, 7-5, 6-2 to finish strong and secure a fifth-place finish in the singles tournament.
Halle Mattson also earned a spot to play on Saturday in the singles tournament, where she dropped her lone match to Sommerfeld, 6-2, 6-0 in the round before Sommerfeld matched up with Fettig.
The doubles pair of Sienna Ronning and Grace Olson made it to Saturday as well in the doubles bracket. Playing in one match, the pair lost to Strauss and Spicer of Grand Forks Central, 6-3, 6-3 to wrap up their state tournament.
Those results marked the end of Minot’s time in Grand Forks, which proved to be very successful. After winning a state title in the team tournament, the Majettes were able to have multiple singles and doubles players fighting until the very end of the tournament.
Additionally, senior Halle Mattson concluded her prep tennis career by being named the NDHSCA-POWERade Senior Athlete of the Year.