Webster City girls 2nd at NCC tennis

KINZEY KOESTNER returns a shot for Webster City during the NCC meet in Fort Dodge on Wednesday. (Photo by Britt Kudla)

FORT DODGE — Allie Severe and Alivia Burns secured silver in doubles at the North Central Conference tennis tournament here Wednesday.

After posting a semifinal round victory over St. Edmond’s Ava Andrew and Cambree Lunn, Severe and Burns fell to Iowa Falls-Alden’s top-seed, Joslin Johnson and Aubrey Johnson in the finals.

Overall, the Lynx finished with 17 points, good for second behind the Gaels and tied with Iowa Falls-Alden.

“So, so very proud of our girls,” WCHS head coach Mark Fisher said. “They’ve worked so hard this year and improved so much. This was a great example of how far they’ve come.

“The season has been rough at times for them and there have been lots of growing pains, but they have continued to work and soak up everything they can. This was a good example of that work paying off.”

Severe and Burns, the No. 3 seed, pulled out a super-tiebreaker win in the quarterfinals to advance.

Kinzey Koestner finished fourth in singles with Cyra Christensen placing sixth. The doubles team of Morgan Hackbarth and Hailey Brim was seventh.

“I am just so happy for the girls,” Fisher said. “As we’ve said, this is a young group that has been learning and improving. They showed how bright their future is here.”

Webster City heads to Waterloo on Monday for Class 1A individual regionals.

Joining the Lynx will be Boone, Waterloo Columbus, Dike-New Hartford, St. Edmond, Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Iowa Falls-Alden, South Hardin and Union.


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