<HR><CENTER><B>Luverne tennis team plays<br> in three events on road</B></CENTER>

By John Rittenhouse

The 2000 schedule created for the Luverne tennis team kept the Cardinals hopping late last week and early this week.

The Cards competed at doubles tournaments in St. James Wednesday, Aug. 23, and in Fairmont Friday, before going to Pipestone Monday to play Lac qui Parle Valley.

Luverne, 3-2 overall, will play in Redwood Falls today before hosting Sioux Falls Lincoln Tuesday.

LQPV 7, Luverne 0

LQPV is expected to be one of Section 3A's top teams in 2000, and it proved that to the Cardinals when the teams met in Pipestone Monday.

LQPV didn't lose a set while sweeping all four singles matches and three doubles tests against Luverne.

Luverne's Becky Antoine and Rachel Tofteland made bids to win sets at No. 2 and No. 4 singles before falling in tie-breakers.

Cassie Barber downed Antoine by 7-6, 6-1 scores. Carly Barber was a 6-6, 6-2 victor against Tofteland.

Grete Peterson was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Amanda Aning at No. 1 singles, and Emily Rollins toppled Ashley Gacke by 6-0 and 6-1 tallies in the No. 3 slot.

LQPV's Jessie Rasmusson and Brooke Baldry notched 6-4 and 6-0 wins over Chelsea Cronin and Allana Gacke at No. 1 doubles, Jessica Timm and Sarah Hegua nailed down 6-0 and 6-2 victories over Gabe Van Dyk and Lexi Jauert at No. 2, and Rebecca Morland and Stephanie Skulstad handed Sarah Lange and Jenny Braa a pair of 6-2 setbacks at No. 3.

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