It got to be a long night for the Buccaneer tennis team last Monday in Sleepy Eye.
However, it was a successful one. Blue Earth Area defeated River Valley in girls tennis by a score of 6-1.
The long night developed when every match but one went to three sets or tie breakers.
The one that didn’t was between Allie Curtis and Amber Ness at No. 3 singles. After the Bucs’ Curtis won the first set 6-4, Ness had to withdraw and the Buccaneer won on an injury default.
BEA coach Terry Barnes sported several changes in his usual lineup at Monday’s match.
Abby Nimz moved into the No. 1 singles spot and defeated Becky Roiger in three sets 6-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Karli Olsen downed Kallie Smith in a long match, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5), at No. 2 singles.
At No. 4 singles Camille Driscoll, who had teamed with Curtis in doubles, defeated Kalyn Haas 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Karleigh Wolff and Kaitlyn Olsen teamed up at No. 1 doubles to defeat Aileen Roman and Emily Johnson 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Autumn Drake and Lindsey Prokop played at No. 2 doubles and won 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, over Rebecca Hinerman and Lauren Laffen.
At No. 3 doubles Aeli Olson and Beka Krussow lost in three sets to Chanda Fuller and Erika Ries, 6-2, 2-6, 10-7.
The victory upped the Bucs’ record to 9-7.
This week the Buccaneer team enters Section 2A Tournament action. The No. 5 seeded Bucs will face the No. 4 seeded Rebels of USC at 4:30 today, Monday, Oct. 10.
Section 2A action continues on Wednesday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
Waseca gained the No. 1 seed, with St. Peter at No. 2 and Jordan at No. 3.