State tennis matchups

The Staples-Motley girl’s tennis team is participating in the state tournament this week, after this edition of the Staples World was printed.

The Cardinals go into the tournament as the eighth ranked team in the state by the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association. Staples-Motley plays fourth ranked Litchfield in the first round. All Class A matches are at Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

In other team matchups at state, number two Rochester Lourdes plays third ranked Pine City and top seed Breck plays fifth ranked St. James. The only two unranked teams in the tournament play each other in the first round, Providence Academy and Luverne.

In the individual tournament, Lauren Rutten is the fourth seed in singles and will face Olivia Moore of Winona Cotter in the first round. The individual play starts Thursday, Oct. 27. 

Ronnie Noska is matched up against Ryann Witter of Rochester Lourdes, ranked number two in the state.

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