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Cardinal tennis takes 2 at invite

September 10, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

REDWOOD FALLS - The Fairmont Cardinal tennis team netted two victories during Saturday's four-team, round-robin Redwood Valley Invitational in Redwood Falls.

Host Redwood Valley squeezed by Fairmont in first-round dual-meet action, 4-3, before Fairmont bounced back strongly to post back-to-back 6-1 wins over MACCRAY and River Valley, respectively.

Singles netter Allison Moeller produced a perfect 3-0 record to pace Fairmont's performance on the day.

In fact, Moeller captured the visiting Cardinals' only point during singles action against Redwood Valley. Moeller downed Abi Einck in straight love sets at the No. 2 spot in the lineup.

Fairmont's Sophie Shelgren and Abby Fitzgerald combined at No. 2 doubles to post a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Rebecca Einck and Alex Erie, while Shantel Quist and Camilla Hermanrud teamed for a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Redwood Valley's Carli Grannes and Mackenzie Jeseritz at No. 3 doubles.

Fairmont then swept the singles bracket to highlight its 6-1 second-round win over MACCRAY.

First singles player Aubrey Green downed Jenna Mersbergen, 7-5, 6-2, before Cardinal teammate Moeller coasted to another 6-0, 6-0 victory over Heather Marcus at the No. 2 spot in the lineup.

Missy Viesselman breezed to a 6-1, 6-0 third-singles decision over Kelsey Jacobson, while Fitzgerald rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Brianna Harguth at fourth singles.

Carstensen and Shelgren netted a 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) second-doubles win over MACCRAY's Amber Wieberdink and Kim Trulock, while Fairmont's third doubles team of Micaela Gochanour and Marina Rufli posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Belle Brynjulfson and Haley Sandry.

Fairmont capped the day by sweeping the singles bracket again in pacing a 6-1 decision over River Valley.

Green delivered a 6-1, 6-2 loss to Kalyn Haas at No. 1 singles, while Moeller generated a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Lauren Laffen at second singles.

Viesselman served a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Erika Reis at third singles, while Fairmont teammate Jill Paris outlasted Natalie Stevens at fourth singles, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

Carstensen teamed with Quist to defeat Marlayna Evers and Carissa Evers at second doubles, 6-4, 6-3, while Gochanour combined with Ellie Tonder to net a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Alex Chaney and Taylor Hoffman at third doubles.

Fairmont (5-3, 0-1 South Central) plays host to Maple River at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cardinal Courts.

2012 Redwood Valley Invite

Redwood Valley 4, Fairmont 3

Singles: Abby Schmidt (RV) d. Aubrey Green, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5. Allison Moeller (F) d. Abi Einck, 6-0, 6-0. Ahnna Malecek (RV) d. Missy Viesselman, 4-6, 7-5, (9-7). Alyssa Lueck (RV) d. Jill Paris, 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles: Callie Hansen-Madison Tholkes (RV) d. Briana Gratz-Andrea Carstensen, 6-4, 6-2. Sophie Shelgren-Abby Fitzgerald (F) d. Rebecca Einck-Alex Erie, 7-5, 6-2. Shantel Quist-Camilla Hermanrud (F) d. Carli Grannes-Mackenzie Jeseritz, 6-3, 6-2.

Fairmont 6, MACCRAY 1

Singles: Aubrey Green (F) d. Jenna Mersbergen, 7-5, 6-2. Allison Moeller (F) d. Heather Marcus, 6-0, 6-0. Missy Viesselman (F) d. Kelsey Jacobson, 6-1, 6-0. Abby Fitzgerald (F) d. Brianna Harguth, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: Annie Sandry-Kaylee Christenson (M) d. Briana Gratz-Jill Paris, 6-1, 6-0. Andrea Carstensen-Sophie Shelgren (F) d. Amber Wieberdink-Kim Trulock, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2). Micaela Gochanour-Marina Rufli (F) d. Belle Brynjulfson-Haley Sandry, 6-3, 6-4.

Fairmont 6, River Valley 1

Singles: Aubrey Green (F) d. Kalyn Haas, 6-1, 6-2. Allison Moeller (F) d. Lauren Laffen, 6-3, 6-0. Missy Viesselman (F) d. Erika Reis, 6-1, 6-3. Jill Paris (F) d. Natalie Stevens, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

Doubles: Kallie Smith-Becky Roiger (RV) d. Briana Gratz-Abby Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-2. Andrea Carstensen-Shantel Quist (F) d. Marlayna Evers-Carissa Evers, 6-4, 6-3. Micaela Gochanour-Ellie Tonder (F) d. Alex Chaney-Taylor Hoffman, 6-0, 6-3.



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