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Girls Tennis: Woodbury, New Life Academy compete in singles and doubles section tournament

Woodbury's Delaney Schurhamer earned a third-place finish in the singles section tournament on Monday. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 2
Woodbury's Julie Nguyen placed fourth in the singles section tournament on Monday. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 2

Woodbury Results:

Singles:

Delaney Schurhamer

The junior singles player for Woodbury wasn't able to come out with the victory in the singles section semifinals as Eagan's Eesha Varma won 6-3, 7-5. The loss put Schurhamer in the third-place match later on Monday evening as she played her Woodbury teammate Julie Nguyen.

Schurhamer defeated Nguyen 6-0, 6-0 to earn third place in the section tournament. The third-place finish doesn't allow her to advance to the state tournament as Schurhamer's high school tennis season has come to an end on Monday.

Julie Nguyen

After a hard fought Friday of matches, Julie Nguyen made it to the semifinals of the singles section tournament.

"It was a hard day on Friday fighting through some cramps and also other emotions," Nguyen said. "I cancelled all my plans this weekend to rest up and be prepared for today's matches."

In the semifinals, Nguyen faced off against Eagan's Lauren Ferg and wasn't able to come out on top as Nguyen lost 1-6, 0-6.

This loss put her into the third-place match later that Monday night against Woodbury teammate Delaney Schurhamer. Nguyen lost the third-place match 0-6, 0-6 to earn fourth place in the section tournament.

Even though Nguyen won't be able to make it to the state tournament this season with her placement, she learned a lot that she can carry into next season.

"I don't usually compete in tournaments outside of the high school season, so these tournaments are really fun for me," Nguyen said. "It was a great experience to be a part of this tournament and hopefully I can take away different aspects for next high school tennis season."

New Life Academy Results:

Singles:

Bryan Eigenfeld

The freshman singles player played a tough and close second set, but wasn't able to come out on top in the first round. Eigenfeld lost to Hannah Graff from Cotter with a 6-1, 7-6 final score.

Siri Nicol

The senior singles player for the Eagles played a close match with Renae Harvey from Lake City in the first round. The match didn't go Nicol's way and she lost 6-3, 6-3 to end her high school tennis career.

Doubles:

Amanda Oyen/ Emma Pedro

The two freshman players weren't able to win their first round match on Monday as they fell 6-1, 6-0 to a pairing from Cotter.

Abby Olson/ Grace Cooper

The young pairing with a freshman and an eighth grader learned from this tournament, but weren't able to win in the first round as the two fell 6-3, 6-2 against a Trinity pairing.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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