Redwood Valley tennis team off to great start

The Redwood Valley girls tennis team continued their winning ways with a pair of recent victories over YME and Worthington. The Cardinals swept all three doubles matches to defeat YME 5-2 Monday afternoon in a home dual.

Gabby Houle (6-3, 7-5) and Isabel Hillestad (6-1, 6-1) were both straight set winners at second and third singles. In doubles, Ashtyn Doering and Payden Beran cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win. Aubrey Bidinger and Annika Gibbs claimed a 7-5, 6-1 victory and Kia Jacobson and Skylar Dehncke were 7-6, 6-4 winners. Abby Gilk played well in a 7-6, 4-6, 8-10 loss at fourth singles.

The Cards also recently posted a 6-1 road win over Worthington. Janessa Whitaker (6-4, 6-4), Hillestad (6-2, 7-5) and Gilk (6-2, 6-2) were all straight set winners in singles. Doering and Beran earned a tough 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win at first doubles, Bidinger and Gibbs were straight set winners and Jacobson and Dehncke won in three sets 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.