Mandan News

Tennis duo places sixth at state

The Mandan team of Heather Ripplinger and Caitlin Cordova placed sixth in doubles at this year’s state tennis tournament

The Grand Forks Red River girls tennis team defeated West Fargo 5-0 to with the state tennis championship for the 12th consecutive time. Caitlin Bakke of St. Mary’s won the singles state tournament, while the St. Mary’s duo of Alicia Beck and Mary Roller won in doubles.


State tournament results

May 24


Championship Bracket

First Round

Lydia Jacobson-Mary Wessman, FN, def. Heather Ripplinger-Caitlin Cordova, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1. Amanda Hillstrom-Shelby Gustafson, Man, def. Clarissa Olson-Destiny Winkler, VC, 6-2, 0-6, 7-5.

Quarterfinals – Sherven-Coggins, Min, def. Hillstrom-Gustafson, Man, 6-4, 6-1.

Consolation Bracket

First Round – Ripplinger-Cordova, Man, def. McGregor-Chemiti, Davies, 0-6, 7-6, 6-2.

May 25


Consolation Bracket

Quarterfinals – Heather Ripplinger-Caitlin Cordova, Man, def. Ban Dodin-Katie Wilson, 6-4, 6-1.Amanda Hillstrom-Shelby Gustafson, Man, def. Rachel Dodd-Jenna Andre, Bis, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6.

Semifinals – Ripplinger-Cordova, Man, def. Baasch-Stock, WF, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. Jacobson-Wessman, FN, def. Hillstrom-Gustafson, Man, 6-0, 6-3.

Fifth place – Jacobson-Wessman, FN, def. Ripplinger-Cordova, Man, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.


Senior athlete of the year: Karen Moe, Fargo South.

Coach of the year: Matt Nielsen, Valley City.