No. 6 B.E. Area tennis 2-1, Fairmont 1-2 at West Quad
MANKATO — The Class A, No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis team compiled a 2-1 dual-meet mark, while the Fairmont Cardinals posted a 1-2 record during the hard-hitting Mankato West Quad on Saturday.
Blue Earth Area swept the doubles bracket to stave off Fairmont’s upset bid, 4-3, in opening-round net action.
McKenna Dutton and Britt Howard defeated the Cardinals’ Bergen Senf and Lauren Davis, 6-0, 6-3, at the No. 1 position in the doubles lineup, while the Bucs’ Cali Beyer and Lyndsey Borris outlasted Emily Hagen and Ellie Hernes in a supertiebreaker serving as the decisive factor, 3-6, 6-3, (10-8), at No. 2 doubles.
Addison Armstrong and Kylie Rosenau completed BEA’s doubles sweep by fending off Libby Totzke and Anika Haugen at the No. 3 spot, 6-2, 4-6, (10-7).
Third singles netter Arika Howard claimed the Bucs’ lone point on that side of the ledger, defeating Maggy Totzke, 6-2, 6-4.
Fairmont’s Claire Nemmers edged Te’a Armstrong at first singles, 6-3, 6-4, while the Cardinals’ Briana Joseph outslugged Macie Stevermer at second singles by back-to-back 6-4 set scores.
Lauren Green capped Fairmont’s point production by serving back-to-back 6-2 set losses to Marissa Benz at fourth singles.
Mankato West then squeezed by Fairmont in second-round dual-meet action, 4-3.
Joseph collected one of the Cardinals’ team tallies on the strength of a 6-1, 6-2 second singles victory over Anna Egeland.
Lauren Green and Shannon Green combined court skills at second doubles to post a 0-6, 6-3, (12-10) comeback win over West’s Safron Blais and Lilly Schmidt, while Fairmont’s third doubles tandem of Ellie Hernes and Libby Totzke rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 win over McKenna Schreiber and Julia Ulman.
Due to the impending rainy weather, Fairmont captured a shortened-set formatted meet with St. Peter, 6-1, in third-round action.
Maggy Totzke moved to No. 1 singles and netted a 4-2, 4-1 win over Emily Salfer, Lauren Green needed the minimum eight games to shut out Milena Lund at second singles, 4-0, 4-0, while Ellie Hernes served a 4-2, 4-0 loss to Annika Southworth at fourth singles to highlight the Cardinals’ singles bracket.
Briana Joseph and Claire Nemmers moved from singles to No. 1 doubles and outlasted Lizzy Orth and Josie Wiebusch, 5-4 (7-2), 4-1, while Bergen Senf and Lauren Davis defeated Ella Boomgaarden and Amelia Hildebrandt, 4-2, 5-4 (7-5) at the No. 2 doubles position.
Anika Haugen and Libby Totzke teamed at third doubles to cap the Cardinals’ point production, downing Raina Roemhildt and Macy Weller, 4-2, 5-3.
In other second-round action, BEA swept the singles bracket to pace a 6-1 victory over St. Peter.
Te’a Armstrong coasted to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Amelia Hildebrandt at first singles, Macie Stevermer produced back-to-back 6-1 set victories over Oyka Celik at No. 2 singles, Arika Howard engineered a 6-2, 6-0 third singles win over Macy Weller, while Marissa Benz downed Annika Southworth at the No. 4 spot, 6-2, 6-3.
Cali Beyer and Lyndsey Borris collected a 6-0, 6-3 decision over Ella Boomgaarden and Milena Lund at No. 2 doubles, while Addison Armstrong and Kylie Rosenau capped BEA’s point production on the strength of a 6-4, 6-2 third doubles triumph over Josie Wiebusch and Jayna Matejcek.
Host Mankato West then handed BEA its first loss of the season via a 4-3 third-round decision.
Macie Stevermer steamrolled to back-to-back 6-1 set wins over Payton Douglas at No. 2 singles, while third singles netter Arika Howard bested West’s Lilly Schmidt by an identical 6-1, 6-1 score.
Addison Armstrong and Kylie Rosenau collected their third No. 3 doubles victory of the quadrangular, outlasting McKenna Schreiber and Julia Ulman, 3-6, 6-4, (10-4).
Fairmont (9-7) plays host to Pipestone Area at 4:15 p.m. today at the Cardinal Courts. Blue Earth Area (12-1) travels to St. Peter on Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. dual meet.
MANKATO WEST QUAD
B.E. Area 4, Fairmont 3
Singles: Claire Nemmers (F) def. Te’a Armstrong, 6-3, 6-4. Briana Joseph (F) def. Macie Stevermer, 6-4, 6-4. Arika Howard (BEA) def. Maggy Totzke, 6-2, 6-4. Lauren Green (F) def. Marissa Benz, 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: McKenna Dutton-Britt Howard (BEA) def. Bergen Senf-Lauren Davis, 6-0, 6-3. Cali Beyer-Lyndsey Borris (BEA) def. Emily Hagen-Ellie Hernes, 3-6, 6-3, (10-8). Addison Armstrong-Kylie Rosenau (BEA) def. Libby Totzke-Anika Haugen, 6-2, 4-6, (10-7).
Mankato West 4, Fairmont 3
Singles: Lauryn Douglas (MW) def. Claire Nemmers, 6-2, 6-1. Briana Joseph (F) def. Anna Egeland, 6-1, 6-2. Payton Douglas (MW) def. Emily Hagen, 6-0, 6-3. Madison Plemmens-Schunk (MW) def. Bergen Senf, 5-7, 6-1, (10-6).
Doubles: Kelsey Goettl-Elli Kim (MW) def. Maggy Totzke-Lauren Davis, 6-4, 6-2. Lauren Green-Shannon Green (F) def. Safron Blais-Lilly Schmidt, 0-6, 6-3, (12-10). Ellie Hernes-Libby Totzke (F) def. McKenna Schreiber-Julia Ulman, 6-3, 6-2.
Fairmont 6, St. Peter 1
Singles: Maggy Totzke (F) def. Emily Salfer, 4-2, 4-1. Lauren Green (F) def. Milena Lund, 4-0, 4-0. Oyka Celik (SP) def. Emily Hagen, 4-2, 4-1. Ellie Hernes (F) def. Annika Southworth, 4-2, 4-0.
Doubles: Briana Joseph-Claire Nemmers (F) def. Lizzy Orth-Josie Wiebusch, 5-4 (7-2), 4-1. Bergen Senf-Lauren Davis (F) def. Ella Boomgaarden-Amelia Hildebrandt, 4-2, 5-4 (7-5). Anika Haugen-Libby Totzke (F) def. Raina Roemhildt-Macy Weller, 4-2, 5-3.
Blue Earth Area 6, St. Peter 1
Singles: Te’a Armstrong (BEA) def. Amelia Hildebrandt, 6-0, 6-2. Macie Stevermer (BEA) def. Oyka Celik, 6-1, 6-1. Arika Howard (BEA) def. Macy Weller, 6-2, 6-0. Marissa Benz (BEA) def. Annika Southworth, 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles: Lizzy Orth-Emily Salfer (SP) def. McKenna Dutton-Britt Howard, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3. Cali Beyer-Lyndsey Borris (BEA) def. Ella Boomgaarden-Milena Lund, 6-0, 6-3. Addison Armstrong-Kylie Rosenau (BEA) def. Josie Wiebusch-Jayna Matejcek, 6-4, 6-2.
Mankato West 4, B.E. Area 3
Singles: Lauryn Douglas (MW) def. Te’a Armstrong, 6-0, 1-6, (10-4). Macie Stevermer (BEA) def. Payton Douglas, 6-1, 6-1. Arika Howard (BEA) def. Lilly Schmidt, 6-1, 6-1. Madison Plemmens-Schunk (MW) def. Marissa Benz, 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: Kelsey Goettl-Anna Egeland (MCW) def. McKenna Dutton-Britt Howard, 6-0, 6-4. Elli Kim-Safron Blais (MW) def. Cali Beyer-Lyndsey Borris, 6-3, 6-0. Addison Armstrong-Kylie Rosenau (BEA) def. McKenna Schreiber-Julia Ulman, 3-6, 6-4, (10-4).