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Fairmont girls tennis continues winning streak

Hope Klanderud

NEW ULM — The Class A No. 7-ranked Fairmont Cardinal girls tennis lineup garnered another shutout to improve its season record to 12-1.

Fairmont swept both singles and doubles brackets to serve a 7-0 Big South Conference loss to the New Ulm Eagles on Thursday in New Ulm.

Claire Nemmers coasted to back-to-back 6-2 set victories over Makiah Otto during first singles action for the visiting Cardinals, while teammate Maggy Totzke needed only a baker’s-dozen games to net a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Lydia King during No. 2 singles play.

Abi Peyman pounded out a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Lana Braun during third singles action for Fairmont, while Hope Klanderud made the transition from doubles to singles to cap the bracket sweep. Klanderud, who normally plays No. 2 doubles, rolled to back-to-back 6-1 set wins over Nevaeh Ubl at the No. 4 position in the division.

Briana Joseph also made a smooth transition by moving from No. 2 singles to first doubles and still delivered a team tally for the Cardinals. Joseph and Ellie Hernes combined for a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Malia Emerson and Emily Guggisberg at No. 1 doubles.

Libby Totzke and Lauren Davis teamed up to generate a 6-3, 6-1 second doubles decision over Lilian Merkel and Melanie Merkel, while the Cardinals’ Johanna Petschke and Rachel O’Connor posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Katie Wilker and Calyn Glaser during third doubles play.

Anika Haugen and Lilly Laven netted a 4-0, 4-1 victory over Marissa Todesco and Karson Schmid during junior varsity doubles action.

Fairmont (12-1) competes at the Mankato West Invitational on Saturday.

Blue Earth Area 4, Waseca 3 — The Bucs captured two singles wins and added two more on the doubles side to edge the Bluejays during Big South Conference action Thursday in Waseca.

Addison Armstrong and Marissa Benz accounted for BEA’s scoring in solo action. Armstrong outslugged CeCe Huttemier at the No. 1 singles spot, 7-5, 6-1, while Benz downed Sarah Robbins in a second singles slugfest, 6-4, 6-3.

Kylie Rosenau and Grace Hanson combined at No. 1 doubles to collect a 6-3, 6-0 win over Waseca’s Miranda Breck and Jaidence Medina, while Olivia Dutton and Ella Survis generated a team point for the Bucs by coasting to a 6-1, 6-0 second doubles victory over Addie Pfeifer and Mia Kanewischer.

Nicola DeJager defeated Allie Lopez during third singles action, 6-4, 7-5, for the Bluejays, while Takaya Schoenrock bested Lauren Survis at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-4.

Sarah Haley and Addie Bomsta netted the Bluejays’ lone doubles point by outlasting Carol Schrader and Karissa Lopez at the No. 3 position, 2-6, 7-6 (7-0), (10-3).

Blue Earth Area (10-1) competes in the Mankato West Invite on Saturday.

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