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Girls tennis: Cards take care of business against Flyers, Bemidji awaits in quarterfinals

Alexandria’s win not only served as a confidence boost moving forward but also punched a ticket to a much-anticipated rematch against Bemidji on Thursday.

“We wanted to start fast and play well right away, so the pressure would be on (Little Falls),” Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. “We did that up and down today. One of the goals I try to set for the girls is every time we play somebody weaker; I want us to learn something new. I like to say that if you win 6-0, 6-0, you didn’t learn anything because you didn’t try anything new. Make mistakes and grow in matches like these.”

Alexandria’s No. 1 singles player, Briana Holm, has been a shoulder for the Cardinals to lean on all fall. Match in and match out, she faces the best each team has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, she beat Tori Gottwalt 6-1, 6-1,

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MDU Resources Teen of the Week: Future Business Leader calls tennis court home | Local news for Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota

She said her dad, who is the Bismarck-Mandan Tennis Association president, got her into the sport. She enjoys shadowing him and helping when she can.

Additionally, Allan is a part of student council, Spanish club and National Honor Society. She also works at Scheels and Harvest Catering and Events.

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Mandan High School counselor Alyssa Caya said Allan is a capable student who can maintain good grades with a rigorous course load while also being active in her school.

“Elizabeth finds great joy in helping others,” Caya wrote in a letter of recommendation. “She is an excellent role model at Mandan High School.”

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Allan in the past two years has taken six advanced placement and dual credit courses and has a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Her favorite class was AP U.S. history.

“Education is important to me because it helps me

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