Netters notch 3 more wins
It was close all the way, but the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers edged their South Central Conference rivals, the Fairmont Cardinals, 4-3 in Blue Earth on Thursday night.
It was the Bucs third conference win against just one loss in the SCC.
BEA grabbed two wins out of the four singles matches, and took two of three doubles contests.
The Bucs’ Anikka Wilhelmi downed the Cards’ Jill Paris 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in a three-set battle at the No. 3 singles position for one of BEA’s wins.
At No. 4 singles, Kaitlyn Olsen notched another win by besting her Fairmont opponent, Missy Viessleman, 6-4, 6-2.
The Buccaneer duo of Karli Olsen and Natali Fellows took their first set at No. 1 doubles fairly easily with a 6-2 win over Abby Fitzgerald and Sophie Shelgren.
But, they had to battle hard for the second set win, which they took with a 7-5 score.
BEA’s fourth win came at No. 2 doubles when Aeli Olson and Paige Darrington teamed up to defeat Marina Rufli and Shantel Quist, 6-4, 6-0.
At No. 1 singles, the Bucs’ Karleigh Wolff lost to the Cards’ Camilla Hernrud after a long first set, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Lindsey Prokop lost 6-2, 6-2, to Allison Moeller at the No. 2 singles spot.
At No. 3 doubles, the Bucs team of Beka Krussow and Arien Wittlieff lost a real battle in two sets, 7-5, 7-5, to Fairmont’s Briana Gratz and Andrea Carstensen.
BEA is now 9-3 overall for the season.
They played at Maple River on Saturday, and this week will travel to Waseca on Tuesday, then host River Valley on Thursday.
Conference tournament action will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29.
BEA 7, NU 0
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls tennis team got their second South Central Conference win last Tuesday with a 7-0 shut out in New Ulm.
The Bucs came out hitting on all cylinders as only one of the seven matches was very close.
Karleigh Wolff started things off with a 6-2, 6-1 win over the Eagles’ Laura Albrecht at the No. 1 singles spot.
At No. 2 singles, Lindsey Prokop defeated Jennifer Martens 6-3, 6-0.
Anikka Wilhelmi faced a fellow freshman, Maya Sarkar, and came out with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles.
At No. 4 singles, the Bucs’ Kaitlyn Olsen blanked her Eagle opponent, Miriam Jakel, 6-0, 6-0.
The Buc duo of Karli Olsen and Natali Fellows had the longest set of the whole match at No. 1 doubles.
The beat New Ulm’s Marissa Johnson and Hannah Jakel 6-0 in the first set, but had to hang on to defeat them 7-6 (7-2) in the second set.
At No. 2 doubles, Aeli Olson and Paige Darrington continued the Bucs winning ways with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Emma Vranich and Gracelyn Sarkar.
Beka Krussow and Adrien Wittlieff teamed up at No. 3 doubles and finished with BEA’s seventh win by shutting out Maten Selvert and Sicily Trullinger, 6-0, 6-0.
The Buc victory boosted their overall season record to 8-3.
BEA 6, TCU 1
The Buccaneer girls tennis team cruised to another 6-1 win, this time over Tri-City United, the combination of the former Le Center, Montgomery-Lonsdale schools.
Blue Earth Area notched wins in all four singles matches and two of three doubles in the match played Monday on the Bucs’ home courts.
The team’s one loss came at No. 1 doubles, a match that went to three sets.
Karleigh Wolff set the tone for the Bucs’ near sweep by downing Breanna Jaycox of TCU at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
At No. 2 singles, Lindsey Prokop defeated Kori Lowe by a score of 6-2, 6-1.
Buccaneer Anikka Wilhelmi blanked her opponent, Jessica O’Meara, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
Kaitlyn Olsen continued the Bucs strong play by downing Rosa Ruiz at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-2.
At No. 1 doubles, the Buccaneer duo of Karli Olsen and Natali Fellows lost their first set to Beth Steinborn and Courtney Hentges by a score of 6-3.
Olsen and Fellows bounced back to win the second set by the same score, 6-3. But the Buc pair lost the third set 6-2.
At No. 2 doubles, Aeli Olson and Paige Darrington dispatched Payton Shook and Chase Arndt, 6-2, 6-2.
Beka Krussow and Kali Viland stepped in at No. 3 doubles and won 6-0, 6-3 over Breanna Quist and Emily Holicky, 6-0, 6-3.
The victory upped the Bucs’ season record to 7-3, while they remained 1-1 in the South Central Conference.