SPORTS ROUND-UP: On a sunny and mild Oct. 10, the Cambridge-Isanti girls tennis squad wrapped up its season when the 7AA South Singles and Doubles tournament was hosted at Princeton.
Jade Newman, seeded 5th in singles, began the morning with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Forest Lake’s Tilton. Chisago Lakes’ Sami Hindt then defeated Newman in straight sets to advance to the section quarterfinals.
Kate Hanson was seeded 11th in singles for C-I, and she fell in the first round to CL’s Isabell Hindt. In doubles, Nikki Hallstrom and Ellie Osborne battled against Princeton’s 7th seed Trunk & Doyle before falling 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. C-I’s final entry of Emily Baker and Jade Lamb dropped their opening set to 4th seed Koeler and Teskie of Elk River.
• The Section 7AA individuals tourney finished on Oct. 15 in Duluth. Princeton’s Mary Claire Mayerchak defeated Elk River’s Megan Brown 6-3, 6-4 to win the singles title. Forest Lake’s Chase and Taylor Shortly worked past Duluth East’s Norr & Hauer 6-0, 6-2 for the doubles crown.
On Oct. 14, Duluth East ended Elk River’s seven-year streak of reaching State with a 4-3 win in the 7AA Team championship. The State berth was the first for the Greyhounds since 1995.
C-I Swim & Dive 7th at True Team meet
On Saturday, the Cambridge-Isanti girls swim & dive team placed 7th at the Section 7AA True Team event. Blaine slipped past Anoka in a tight race at the top of the standings.
Maria Leibel (331.2) and Taylor Weeks (319.6) posted the Bluejackets’ top placings by going 2nd and 4th in diving. Katie Beauto finished 6th in the 100 Backstroke at 1:06.5, and Brooke Olson was 7th in the 50 Freestyle at 27.4. The Bluejackets also placed 5th in the 200 Medley Relay (Beauto, Paige Thomas, Olson and Maria Vavra) and 5th in the 200 Free Relay (Olson, Vavra, Kenzie Boysen, Beauto).
• On Oct. 10, host Big Lake topped the Jackets 97-84 in a conference dual. Leibel (214.9) and Weeks (211.9) battled for the top two diving spots, and Beauto won the 100 Butterfly at 1:05.1.