<HR><CENTER><B>Luverne tennis team plays<br> in three events on road</B></CENTER>
The Cardinal girls traveled to Fairmont Friday to compete in the 2000 Dunham Doubles Classic
The all-doubles tournament attracted four teams, with each squad contributing two doubles teams to one of the event's three flights. The eight teams in each flight played against every team in six-game matches, and flight championships were decided by which doubles team won the most games overall.
In team competition, Fairmont won 197 games to claim the overall championship. Luverne was second (191), Springfield (102) third and Worthington (98) fourth.
Luverne doubles teams won a pair of flight championships and placed second in another due to a tie-breaker.
Luverne's Ashley Gacke and Amanda Aning won 33 games to win the Championship Flight. Allana Gacke and Patricia Willers placed fifth in the same flight with 21 wins.
Luverne's Rachel Tofteland and Becky Antoine posted 39 wins, as did a Fairmont team, in the Captain's Flight. The Fairmont squad was awarded the flight title based on a tie-breaker.
Cardinals Gabe Van Dyk and Tara Sandager placed third in the Captain's Flight with 30 wins.
Luverne's Sarah Lange and Jenny Braa registered 37 wins to take top honors in the Mr. T's Flight. Jenny Lass and Amanda Groen placed fourth in the same flight with 31 wins.
St. James tourney
Luverne took part in an all-doubles tournament in St. James Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Each team on hand fielded eight doubles squads during the event, with each team playing the others on hand in head-to-head competition.
Luverne ended up beating the host school 5-3, but the Cards dropped 5-3 decisions to Sibley East and Maple River respectively.
Luverne's No. 3 doubles team of Becky Antoine and Rachel Tofteland won all three matches to secure a tournament championship.
They topped SE's Kylie Fredin and Melissa Grosshaus by 5-0 and 5-1 tallies, they upended MR's Kala Klueinder and Abby Bedine 5-1, 1-5, 7-5, and completed the sweep with 5-0 and 6-4 wins over SJ's Heidi Wau and Jude Jackson.
Luverne's No. 4 team of Patricia Willers and Gabe Van Dyk and the No. 5 squad of Sarah Lange and Jenny Braa finished the day with 2-1 marks.
The No. 1 team of Amanda Aning and Ashley Gacke, the No. 6 team of Tara Sandager and Lexi Jauert, the No. 7 team of Amanda Groen and Jenny Lass and the No. 8 squad of Nikki Van Dyk and Andraya Gacke all posted 1-2 marks for the tournament.
Chelsea Cronin and Allana Gacke went 0-3 in the No. 2 slot.