Fairmont tennis split triad; No. 6 B.E. Area zips TCU

Briana Joseph

MOUND — The Fairmont Cardinals nearly swept the girls tennis triangular Saturday in Mound, coasting by Southwest Christian, 5-2, before losing a down-to-the-wire 4-3 decision to the host Mound Westonka White Hawks.

Claire Nemmers, Briana Joseph and Lauren Green captured three of the four singles matches during the Cardinals’ dual meet with Southwest Christian.

Nemmers rolled by Lauren Jones at the No. 1 singles position, 6-0, 6-2, Joseph played only 13 games to net a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Julia McIntosh at second singles, while Lauren Green outslugged Lily Schwen in a third-set supertiebreaker after splitting their third singles clash’s first sets, 3-6 and 6-4, respectively. Green captured the team tally via a 10-7 triumph in the extra session.

Bergen Senf and Lauren Davis combined court skills at No. 1 doubles to outlast SWC’s Greta Schwarz and Hannah Schwarz, 6-4, 2-6, (10-3).

Shannon Green and Anika Haugen also needed an extra set to capture a 5-7, 6-1, (10-8) third doubles victory over Katie Woodward and Ya Schmidt to cap the Cardinals’ points.

Ava Thiewes and Josie Harris rallied to win a 2-6, 6-2, (10-6) decision over Ellie Hernes and Libby Totzke at No. 2 doubles, while Ella Schmidt garnered SWC’s second point by posting a 6-2, 6-1 win over Emily Hagen during fourth singles action.

Fairmont tested Mound Westonka’s mettle, garnering two doubles matches and one singles contest to just fall short in the 4-3 dual meet with the White Hawks.

Joseph outslugged Mound Westonka’s No. 2 singles netter Kate Velander, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, while the second doubles tandem of Ellie Hernes and Emily Hagen, along with No. 3 doubles players Libby Totzke and Shannon Green, also contributed winning performances.

Hernes and Hagen fended off the White Hawks’ Grace Peterson and Kali Wirth via a third-set supertiebreaker, 6-4, 4-6, (10-4), while the Cardinals’ Libby Totzke and Shannon Green served a 7-5, 6-2 loss to Claire Russick and Ellerie Anderson.

Mound Westonka’s Lily Hames and Grace Prcnal fended off Lauren Davis and Maggy Totzke at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), while Sara Funderburk traded hard shots with Lauren Green en route to a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) third-set victory for the White Hawks.

Alex Welty pocketed back-to-back 6-1 set wins over Fairmont’s Nemmers at first singles, while Mound Westonka’s Savannah Paul bested Senf at fourth singles, 6-3, 6-2.

Weather permitting, Fairmont (7-4) is scheduled to play host to Class A No. 7-ranked St. James Area at 4:30 p.m. today at the Cardinal Courts.

Fairmont 5, SWC 2

Singles: Claire Nemmers (F) def. Lauren Jones, 6-0, 6-2. Briana Joseph (F) def. Julia McIntosh, 6-0, 6-1. Lauren Green (F) def. Lily Schwen, 3-6, 6-4, (10-7). Ella Schmidt (SWC) def. Emily Hagen, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Bergen Senf-Lauren Davis (F) def. Greta Schwarz-Hannah Schwarz, 6-4, 2-6, (10-3). Ava Thiewes-Josie Harris (SWC) def. Ellie Hernes-Libby Totzke, 2-6, 6-3, (10-6). Shannon Green-Anika Haugen (F) def. Katie Woodward-Ya. Schmidt, 5-7, 6-1, (10-8).

JV Results

Doubles: Ellie Vietzen-Anna Gueldner (SWC) def. Abi Peyman-Hope Klanderud, 6-3, 6-4. Madi Northwick-Izzy Munsch (F) def. Emily Wilson-Ashley Lanes, 6-3, 6-4.

Mound Westonka 4,

Fairmont 3

Singles: Alex Welty (MW) def. Nemmers, 6-1, 6-1. Joseph (F) def. Kate Velander, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. Sara Funderburk (MW) def. Lauren Green, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Savannah Paul (MW) def. Bergen Senf, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles: Lily Hames-Grace Prcnal (MW) def. Lauren Davis-Maggy Totzke, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2). Ellie Hernes-Emily Hagen (F) def. Grace Peterson-Kali Wirth, 6-4, 4-6, (10-4). Libby Totzke-Shannon Green (F) def. Claire Russick-Avery Fink, 7-5, 6-2.

JV Results

Doubles: Avery Finck-Coco Sir (MW) def. Anika Haugen-Abi Peyman, 6-3, 6-1. Madi Northwick-Izzy Munsch (F) def. Meagan Mattson-Bella Peterson, 6-2, 3-6, (12-10).

Blue Earth Area 7, Tri-City United 0 — The Class A No. 6-ranked Bucs produced a straight-set sweep to garner all seven points against the Titans during a nonconference dual meet Saturday in Le Center.

Te’a Armstrong coasted to a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Erica Jackson at first singles, while Buc teammate Macie Stevermer needed only a baker’s dozen games to serve a 6-1, 6-0 loss to TCU’s Josie Plut during second singles action.

Arika Howard netted a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win over Monserrat Ruiz at third singles, while Marissa Benz generated back-to-back 6-1 set wins over Maggie Marotz at fourth singles action.

McKenna Dutton and Britt Howard combined forces to glide to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Geena Ehlers and Allie Schley at No. 1 doubles, while Cali Beyer and Lyndsey Borris united in court action to dispose of Morgan Mueller and Mackenzie Holmberg, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 doubles.

Addison Armstrong and Kylie Rosenau then teamed at third doubles to collect a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Rachel Rynda and Rachele Mazza.

Blue Earth Area (9-0) travels to River Valley on Tuesday.

BEA 7, TCU 0

Singles: Te’a Armstrong (BEA) def. Erica Jackson, 6-2, 6-1. Macie Stevermer (BEA) def. Josie Plut, 6-1, 6-0. Arika Howard (BEA) def. Monserrat Ruiz, 6-0, 6-0. Marissa Benz (BEA) def. Maggie Marotz, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: McKenna Dutton-Britt Howard (BEA) def. Genna Ehlers-Allie Schley, 6-0, 6-1. Cali Beyer-Lyndsey Borris (BEA) def. Morgan Mueller, 6-1, 6-1. Addison Armstrong-Kylie Rosenau, 6-3, 6-2.