The weather was perfect and so were the St. James Saints as they swept the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls tennis team last Thursday in St. James.
The Saints took the match 7-0, winning every match in two sets.
The Buc’s No. 1 singles player, Karleigh Wolff, fell to Paige Olson by a score of 6-1, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Abby Nimz lost to Aryn Eckstrom by an identical 6-1, 6-0 score.
Kaitlyn Olsen suffered an unusual loss at No. 3 singles, falling to Lorena Hernandez by a score of 6-3, 6-1. At No. 4 singles Kari Olsen lost to Acaua Foss 6-3, 6-2.
Autumn Drake and Lindsey Prokop lost at No. 1 doubles to Julia runge and Michaela Nordby, 6-0, 6-0.
The Bucs’ No. 2 doubles team of Anikka Wilhelmi and Anne Franta lost by the same 6-0, 6-0 score to Michaela Nelson and Megan Lahti.
At No. 3 doubles Aeli Olson and Beka Krussow lost 6-1, 6-2 to Morgan Rankin and Hannah Christensen.
The loss dropped the Buccaneer’s season record to 4-3. It was their first loss in conference play, giving them an 0-1 start.
This week the Bucs have a series of home matches. They host Albert Lea on Monday, USC on Tuesday and New Ulm on Thursday. Saturday they travel to Mankato West.
BEA 5, MCW 2
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer tennis team put another notch in the win column with a 5-2 victory over Martin County West on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Even though the calendar says it was September, the match was played under hot and humid conditions.
“The temperature was at 95 degrees and the heat index was 107,” Buc head coach Terry Barnes says.
Despite the tropical weather, the BEA girls played well, Barnes notes.
The Bucs lost one match in singles and one in doubles.
Karleigh Wolff fell to Kelcie Russenberger 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
The Bucs’ Abby Nimz notched a victory at No. 2 singles, downing Megan Suter 6-0, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Kaitlyn Olsen continued her win streak with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Tori Russenberger 6-1, 6-2.
Karli Olsen dispatched Logan Weber in two sets at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-1.
At No. 1 doubles, Autumn Drake and Lindsey Prokop defeated Jennifer Hagen and Kaleigh Russenberger by scores of 6-0, 6-1.
Anne Franta and Anikka Wilhelmi fell to MCW’s Emily Lawrence and Shawna Dressen by close scores of 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Aeli Olson and Beka Krussow teamed up at No. 3 doubles to down Ily Schlenk and Bailey Ebeling by scores of 6-2, 6-3.
The win put the Buccaneers’ season record at 4-2. They have not yet played a conference match.
This week BEA has three home matches. The Bucs host Albert Lea on Monday, USC on Tuesday and New Ulm on Thursday.
On Saturday the team travels to Mankato West.