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Maple River tops BEA in tennis action

By Staff | Oct 5, 2009

Mackenzie Lein

The Maple River Eagles tennis team proved to have too much power on the court, as they overwhelmed the Blue Earth Area Buc-caneers 6-1 in tennis action last Tuesday night.

The Bucs lone victory came at No. 1 doubles. The senior duo of Jessica Skaare and Olivia Skaare cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Eagles’ Josie Walters and Michaela Hislop.

BEA’s Mackenzie Lein and Autumn Drake lost at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-4, to Claire Duncanson and Sarah Barteu of Maple River.

Blaire Zierke and Jordan Hanevik combined at No. 3 doubles and put up quite a battle against Maple River’s Amelia Malakowsky and Sam Proehl. The BEA duo lost in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

All four BEA singles players fell to Maple River.

At No. 1 singles, the Bucs’ Emily Slama suffered a rare loss, falling 6-3, 7-5 to the Eagles’ Mandi Stencel.

Slama was honored last week, being named the KEYC-TV, Mankato, Prep Athlete of the Week on Wednesday night.

Annika Johnson, at No. 2 singles, lost 6-1, 6-0 to Sara Anderson. At No. 3 singles Abby Nimz lost to Steph Smith 6-0, 6-0, and Mariah Garver was defeated by the same score at No. 4 singles by Tabitha Woitas.

The loss puts the Bucs season record at 4-9, with a 2-3 record in the South Central Conference.