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Glenwood girls tennis second at Shenandoah tournament ors in state competition

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Jana King won her first career singles tournament title and Glenwood placed second as a team at the Shenandoah Tournament Saturday.

The host Fillies won the tournament with 14 team points. The Rams finished second with 11 team points.
King downed Denison’s Paige Lansink 6-0, 6-2 in the opening round before defeating Shenandoah’s Emma Christiansen 6-2, 6-1 in the finals.

“Jana’s performance on her first day out was great,” said Glenwood coach Callie Ohm. “She dominated both of her matches and captured her first place finish.  Hopefully many more are to come.”

In the No. 2 singles bracket, the Rams’ Abby Osterloh placed second with loss to Shenandoah’s Sara Wood, 6-2, 6-0 in the finals. Osterloh reached the finals with a 6-4, 5-7, 1-9 win over Council Bluffs St. Albert’s Jenna Cox.

“Abby’s first match of her career shows me how important she is going to be to this team,” Ohm said.  “I was very proud of her efforts in this tournament and I’m excited to see how the rest of her year goes.”

The Rams’ No. 1 doubles team of Aubree Douma  and Ashley Hirt bounced back from an opening round loss with a 6-0, 6-0 win over St. Albert’s Victoria Kragscow and Liz Luke.

“Aubree and Ashley pulled a tough first round match,” Ohm said. “They struggled getting started but had many great points and games.  They finished very strong and swept Kragscow and Luke.

Glenwood’s No. 2 doubles team, Emily Vang and Destiny Killin also placed third. Vang and Killin defeated St. Albert’s Emma Eickholt and Hannah Schweitzer, 6-2, 6-3

“Emily and Destiny did a great job with their first ever varsity experiences,” Ohm said. “They took the places of a couple of girls that were unable to be there Saturday and did a great job.”