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Waterloo Columbus and Cedar Falls both made a little history Wednesday in girls’ regional individual tennis competition.

Columbus swept all four state qualifying spots (two in singles, two in doubles) at Byrnes Park to extend its streak to 49 years with at least one individual state qualifier.

Margaret Harn defeated teammate Bailey Sinnwell for the singles title while Taylor Hogan and Elysse Trost topped Bella Fain and Grace Sullivan in the doubles final.

Champions and runners-up from each regional site advance to state May 29-30 in Iowa City.

Class 2A Cedar Falls advanced a pair of players in singles and its top doubles team for the most state qualifiers in the history of the Tigers’ program.

In singles, Malina Amjadi held off Jamie Knox for the title 6-3, 6-1 while Krisha Keeran and Mira Keeran dominated their doubles final, 6-1, 6-0 to move on to state.

Waverly-Shell Rock, Decorah and Independence also earned 1A state tournament berths Wednesday.

Olivia Phillips of W-SR earned a regional championship with a 6-0, 6-2 singles win over Mara Frieden of Decorah, and the Go-Hawks doubles team of Katie Wichman and Sadie Hansen defeated Abby Davis and Megan Brock of Independence 6-1, 6-3 for a title.

Regional tennis

Class 1A

At Waterloo


Semfinals — Margaret Harn (Col) def. Emma Spieker (S. Hardin) 6-1, 6-0, Bailey Sinnwell (Col) def. Sydney Latwesen (Dike-NH) 6-2, 6-2.

Championship — Harn def. Sinnwell 6-1, 6-2.

Third place — Spieker def. Latwesen 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.

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Semifinals — Taylor Hogan/Elysse Trost (Col) def. Faith Hinz/Karsyn Stalzer (Iowa Falls-Alden) 6-0, 6-0 Bella Fain/Grace Sullivan (Col) def. Leslie Homeister/Regan Zinkula (Grundy Center) 6-3, 6-4.

Championship — Hogan/Trost def. Fain/Sullivan 6-2, 6-0.

Third place — Homeister/Zinkula def. Hinz/Stalzer 4-6, 6-4, 12-10.

At Waverly


Championship — Olivia Phillips (W-SR) def. Mara Frieden (Decorah) 6-0, 6-2.


Championship — Katie Wichman/Sadie Hansen (W-SR) def. Abby Davis/Megan Brock (Independence) 6-1, 6-3.

Class 2A

At Cedar Falls


Championship — Maline Amjadi (Ced. Falls) def. Jamie Knox (Ced. Falls) 6-3, 6-1.


Championship — Krisha Keeran/Mira Keeran (Ced. Falls) def. Natalie Kaiser/Riley O’Donnell (Dub. Senior) 6-1, 6-0.

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