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SL/O falls to Decorah

By Staff | Apr 15, 2008

DECORAH — The Spirit Lake/Okoboji girls tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, losing 8-1 to Decorah on Saturday.

“I really thought Decorah exploited our weaknesses especially in doubles,” said SL/O coach Bob O’Hara. “Our girls are in the bad habit of playing one up and one back and never deviating from it. They seem to only want to do what they have a certain comfort level with. We were often caught out of position as if we weren’t paying attention to where we were on the court. “

In singles play, SL/O’s No. 6 Shirley Coenen won 10-2 over Angela Kriegar for the team’s lone win.

In other singles, Alli Gerking lost 9-6 to Laura Reutlinger; Aubry Kolegraff lost 9-5 to Jenny Dallenbach; Kassie Hein lost 11-4 to Siri Hedstrom; Cassidy Clarity lost 10-4 to Logan Thompson; and Kara Crosgrove lost 9-4 to Erica Munkel.

In doubles play, Gerking and Kolegraff lost 10-4 to Reutlinger and Hedstrom; Crosgrove and Hein lost 10-1 to Dallenbach and Munkel; and Clarity and Stoll lost 10-1 to Thompson and Krieger.