WCHS girls strong in singles in 5-4 win over Comets

WEBSTER CITY – Behind a strong performance in singles, the Webster City girls’ tennis team built a sizable lead and then held on to beat North Polk, 5-4, Friday afternoon at the WCHS courts.

The Lynx took four of the six singles bouts and clinched the dual win when Cambria Hoffmann and Ariel Clabaugh came up big in doubles.

“It was good to see all of the girls have an on night on the same night,” WCHS head coach Heather Kierzek said.

Hoffmann, Clabaugh, Kelsey Bahrenfuss and Lynne Chalfant were all singles winners in the Nos. 1 through 4 slots. Hoffmann downed Mallory Aves 10-7; Clabaugh doubled up Rachel Reinke 10-5; Bahrenfuss steamrolled Carly Madson 10-3; and Chalfant blanked Emily Merkle 10-0.

Lynx fall in team regionals

FORT DODGE – Fort Dodge St. Edmond exerted its power and skill on the courts Saturday in a 5-0 victory over Webster City in a Class 1A team regional quarterfinal clash.

The Gaels took all five singles matches in straight sets; they did the same against Iowa Falls-Alden in the semifinal round later in the day.

Only Cambria Hoffmann won more than two games. She dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Mary Eide in the No. 1 singles match.

St. Edmond advanced to the Region 1 final where it will face Waterloo Columbus.