No. 7 Fairmont tennis improves record to 11-1

CRUSHIN’ IT — Fairmont Cardinal singles player Maggy Totzke crushes an overhead shot during tennis action Monday in Fairmont. Totzke hammered out back-to-back 6-0 set wins at No. 2 singles on Tuesday in Waseca to help pace the Class A No. 7-ranked Cardinals’ 7-0 team triumph over the Bluejays. (Photo by Greg Abel)

WASECA — The Class A No. 7-ranked Fairmont Cardinal girls tennis lineup continued its winning ways on Tuesday against the Waseca Bluejays during Big South Conference action.

The hard-hitting Cardinals reeled off seven straight-set victories to sweep both the singles and doubles brackets.

Claire Nemmers pounded out a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sarah Robbins at No. 1 singles for Fairmont, while teammate Maggy Totzke needed the 12-game minimum to down Nicola DeJager in straight love sets at the No. 2 spot in the division.

Abi Peyman produced a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Takya Schoenrock during third singles action for the Cardinals, while Anika Haugen made the transition from doubles to singles play to post back-to-back 6-4 set victories over Sarah Haley at the No. 4 position in the bracket.

Lauren Davis and Ellie Hernes combined tennis talents at No. 1 doubles to capture a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Waseca’s CeCe Huttemier and Miranda Breck, while Libby Totzke and Hope Klanderud needed only two games over the limit to defeat Addie Pfeifer and Jaidence Medina in second doubles action, 6-0, 6-2.

Johanna Petschke and Lily Laven teamed at third doubles and clicked on all cylinders to net a 6-1, 6-3 win over Mia Kanewischer and Addie Bomsta.

Fairmont (11-1) travels to New Ulm on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. conference dual meet.

Blue Earth Area 6, River Valley 1 — The Bucs made a clean sweep of the doubles bracket to pace a five-point margin of victory over the Wildcats on Tuesday in Sleepy Eye.

Olivia Dutton and Grace Hanson joined forces at No. 1 doubles to squeeze by River Valley’s Maya Nelson and Erika Lozano, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), while Blue Earth Area’s Allie Lopez and Ella Survis outlasted Kiera Lafferty and Sydne Wahl in a three-set marathon match at second doubles, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Karissa Lopez and Carol Schrader combined at third doubles to outslug the Wildcats’ Anna Rogsbach and Courtlyn Runck, 7-5, 6-4, to complete the Bucs’ divisional sweep.

Marissa Benz fended off River Valley opponent Brooklyn Moldan’s challenge at No. 1 singles by rallying for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 triumph.

The Bucs’ Addison Armstrong wasted little time in disposing of Kaydince Thoms at second singles, 6-2, 6-1, while Kylie Rosenau pocketed a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Taylor Berkner at third singles.

Brissa Hernandez outdueled Lauren Survis at fourth singles, 6-4, 6-3, to account for the Wildcats’ lone point.

Blue Earth Area (9-1) plays host to Waseca at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hal Schroeder Courts in Blue Earth.


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