Waseca tennis edges Fairmont in 4-3 clash

WASECA — The Waseca Bluejays edged the Fairmont Cardinals, 4-3, during a Big South Conference girls tennis dual meet on Tuesday in Waseca.

Tied at three matches apiece, the Bluejays’ No. 3 doubles tandem of Tessa Volkmer and CeCe Huttemier outlasted Holly Petrowiak and Lauren Davis, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5, to close out the home team’s one-point margin of victory.

Tanika Johnson and Jacklynn Jevning added another doubles win for the Bluejays, beating Makena Rodriguez and Emily O’Connor in a hard-hitting showdown, 6-4, 7-5, at the second spot.

Fairmont’s Brittany Bass and Lauren Green prevented the doubles-bracket sweep, beating Bluejay netters Hannah Berndt and Rayna Baumgarn, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 1 spot in the lineup.

Fairmont’s No. 2 singles player Claire Nemmers won her second match of the week, defeating Alexis Baumgarn, 6-0, 6-3.

Maggy Totzke chipped in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Morgan Bruhn at fourth singles for the Cardinals.

Taylor Pfeifer and Emily Hildebrandt won their matches at first and third singles, respectively, for the Bluejays.

Pfeifer beat Sydney Hainy, 6-1, 6-0, while Hildebrandt posted a 6-0, 6-0 win against Briana Joseph.

Fairmont (2-10) travels to New Ulm on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. conference dual meet against the Eagles.

Waseca (3-10, 1-1 Big South) travels to Schroeder Courts in Blue Earth on Thursday to face Blue Earth Area.

Varsity Meet

Waseca 4, Fairmont 3

Singles: Taylor Pfeifer (W) defeated Sydney Hainy, 6-1, 6-0. Claire Nemmers (F) def. Alexis Baumgarn, 6-0, 6-3. Emily Hildebrandt (W) defeated Briana Joseph, 6-0, 6-0. Maggy Totzke (F) def. Morgan Bruhn, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: Brittany Bass-Lauren Green (F) def. Hannah Berndt-Rayna Baumgarn, 6-4, 6-3. Tanika Johnson-Jacklynn Jevning (W) def. Makena Rodriguez-Emily O’Connor, 6-4, 7-5. Tessa Volkmer-CeCe Huttemier (W) def. Holly Petrowiak-Lauren Davis. 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.

JV Meet

Fairmont 7, Waseca 1

Doubles: Izzy Munsch-Libby Totzke (F) def. Bella Sorenson-Ava Storjohann, 6-4. Natalie Abel-Madi Hagen (F) def. Emilie Adamek-Kaile Olson, 6-4. Nicole DeJager-Grace Lapides (W) def. Madison Northwick-Thalia Fernandez, 6-4. Ellie Hernes-Emily Hagen (F) def. Jewel Paulson-Miranda Breck, 6-4. Shannon Green-Anika Haugen (F) def. Sarah Robbins-Jayme Sandbeck, 6-3. Paige Hainy-Rachel O’Connor (F) def. Maddy Mumme-Jaidence Medina, 6-2. Annika Wheeler-Moa Lang (F) def. Camie McClune-Emilie Hackett, 6-4.

Blue Earth Area 7, River Valley 0 — The Bucs shut out the Wildcats during a nonconference dual meet on Tuesday in Sleepy Eye.

Blue Earth Area’s Macie Stevermer posted a 7-5, 6-4 win against Hanna Himmelman at first singles, while Bucs’ teammate Julia Hanson beat Briana Schmidt in consecutive 6-1 sets at the second position.

Bucs’ No. 3 singles player Arika Howard defeated Lauren Klein, 6-1, 6-1, while Tea Armstrong closed out singles play with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Kelsie Domeier.

In doubles action, Blue Earth Area’s Malarie Scholtes and Carissa Engesser won at the No. 1 doubles spot, beating Courtney Sellner and Megan Himmelman, 6-2, 6-1.

McKenna Dutton teamed with Britt Howard for a 6-3, 6-3 win over River Valley’s No. 2 doubles netters Brooklyn Moldan and Kaydince Thomas.

Sydney Blagg and Cali Beyer beat Liu Nelson and Megan Stevens, 6-2, 6-3, at the third position in the lineup for the Bucs’ doubles sweep.

Blue Earth Area (10-2) plays host to Waseca at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Schroeder Courts in Blue Earth.

Blue Earth Area 7, River Valley 0

Singles: Macie Stevermer (BEA) def. Hanna Himmelman, 7-5, 6-4. Julia Hanson (BEA) def. Briana Schmidt, 6-1, 6-1. Arika Howard (BEA) def. Lauren Klein, 6-2, 6-1. Tea Armstong (BEA) def. Kelsie Domeier, 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: Malarie Scholtes-Carissa Engesser (BEA) def. Courtney Sellner-Megan Himmelman, 6-2, 6-1. McKenna Dutton-Britt Howard (BEA) def. Brooklyn Moldan-Kaydince Thomas, 6-3, 6-3. Sydney Blagg-Cali Beyer (BEA) def. Liu Nelson-Megan Stevens, 6-2, 6-3.

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