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Woodbury’s No. 1 doubles team of seniors Taylor Monkman, right, and Katie Kreibich celebrate their win against East Ridge in the Section 4AA quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Royals edged the Raptors 4-3.

Girls tennis: Woodbury upsets East Ridge 4-3 in section tourney

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The Woodbury girls tennis team turned the tables on rival East Ridge when it mattered the most.

Woodbury, seeded fifth in Section 4AA, edged East Ridge, the fourth seed,  4-3 in the section quarterfinals on Wednesday at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.

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East Ridge topped Woodbury 4-3 earlier this year in the two Woodbury-based teams’ regular season matchup.

For Woodbury, senior Angie Drehmel and freshman Ellie Kreibich won a key match at No. 3 doubles in a third set after losing the first set and winning the next two. In singles play, freshman Mackenzie Schurhamer won at No. 2 singles and freshman Maura Stevenson won at fourth singles. Also, Woodbury’s No. 1 doubles team of seniors Katie Kreibich and Taylor Monkman earned a big win over East Ridge’s Natalie Robinson and Taylor Anderson, who were state tournament entrants last season.

The Royals will take on Hill-Murray in the Section 4AA semifinal on Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Hill-Murray, the top seed in Section 4AA, also beat East Ridge, 4-3, in the final week of the regular season. Mahtomedi – the section’s No. 2 seed will face third-seeded Stillwater in the other semifinal. 

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