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Buc tennis drops two conference tilts

By Staff | Sep 25, 2011

Kaitlyn Olsen

The Blue Earth Area girls tennis team faced an experienced Waseca squad Thursday night falling 7-0 on their home courts.

BEA’s Karleigh Wolff played consistently in her No. 1 singles match against Hannah Flor, but ultimately fell by identical scores of 6-3, 6-3.

In the No. 2 slot, Waseca’s Abby Collins defeated BEA’s Abby Nimz by a score of 6-3, 6-1.

Kaitlyn Olsen lost to Waseca’s Taylor Nelson in the No. 3 singles match, falling by a score of 6-1, 6-3.

The No. 4 match featured BEA’s closest chance at winning a set, but Karli Olsen came up just short winning five games in the second against Waseca’s Shanly Nelson. Nelson won the first set 6-2 and then outlasted Olsen in the second set to win 7-5.

In No. 1 doubles, Waseca’s Abbe Hoehn and Alicia Knoll took care of business against Autumn Drake and Lindsey Prokop 6-4, 6-0.

Madi Zimmerman and Bailey Krueger from Waseca beat BEA’s Aeli Olson and Beka Krussow in No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-1.

Allie Curtis and Camille Driscoll played well in the No. 3 doubles match, but couldn’t win the big points to pull out the match victory against Waseca’s Olivia McIntosh and Maddie Muotka. The final score gave Waseca’s team a 6-3, 6-4 edge.

The Bucs are now 6-6 overall and 1-3 in the South Central Conference.

BEA played Maple River at home Saturday after the Register’s deadline.

This week, the Bucs will travel to LeCenter on Monday, host St. Peter on Tuesday and hit the road again Thursday to face Sleepy Eye, St. Mary’s. All match times are scheduled for 4:30.

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers tennis team came up short in Fairmont last Tuesday, losing a conference match to the powerful Cardinals 5-2.

BEA gained a hard fought win at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles.

Buc eighth grader Karli Olsen was facing Card senior Haliegh Gerhardt.

After falling 6-3 in the first set, Olsen came back and won a battle in set two, 7-5. She took the match when Gerhardt was unable to continue play in the third set due to injury default.

Buc senior Camille Driscoll – new to the tennis team this season – teamed with fellow senior Allie Curtis to defeat a pair of Cardinal sophomores, Jill Paris and Brianna Gratz, at No. 3 doubles.

The Buc duo won a long first set 7-6 (10-8). They had an easier time in the second set, winning 6-3.

At No. 1 singles, Karleigh Wolff lost to Sydney Ruen in a 3-set battle, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Abby Nimz fell to Allison Moeller at No. 2 singles, 7-5, 6-3. At No. 3 singles, Kaitlyn Olsen lost to Aubrey Green 6-4, 6-4.

The Bucs Autumn Drake and Lindsey Prokop fell to Missy Viesselman and Megan Furhmann 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

At No. 2 doubles, Aeli Olson and Beka Krussow were defeated 6-3, 6-2 by Hilary Shelgren and Lauralee Tromanhauser.

Despite the loss, the Buccaneers kept their season record above .500 at 6-5. They fell to 1-2 in the South Central Conference.