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Buccaneers defeat the Saints 6-1

By Staff | Sep 14, 2014

After losing their first match of the year five days earlier, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers girls tennis team flexed their muscles and trounced the St. Peter Saints 6-1 last Thursday evening on the Bucs’ home courts.

The win, BEA’s 10th, evened their Big South Conference record at 1-1.

The Bucs started out with a win from Karleigh Wolff at the No. 1 singles position.

Wolff downed Rachel Huber with scores of 6-1, 6-4.

At No. 2 singles, Kaitlyn Olsen also notched a win, downing Val Bresnahan 6-2, 6-0. And at No. 3 singles, Anikka Wilhelmi also won easily, 6-2, 6-4, over Katie Sandquist.

The Bucs’ Gracie Leland had a tough battle at No. 4 singles, and ended up losing 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to Aliza Doherty.

BEA won all three doubles matches over St. Peter.

At No. 1 doubles, Natali Fellows and Karli Olsen teamed up to defeat Jo Dietrich and Ali Sandquist, 6-3, 6-0.

The Buc duo of Beka Krussow and Paige Darrington cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Josie Carlson and Kelli Hanson at the No. 2 doubles spot.

And, at No. 3 doubles, Lacey Benz and Annaliese Klinkner completed the Buccaneer sweep of the doubles bracket by defeating Claire Thompson and Alex Gault by a score of 6-4, 6-2.

This week the Buccaneers tennis team will host Luverne in a make up match on Monday, then host New Ulm on Tuesday and travel to Fairmont on Thursday.

Waseca 5, BEA 2

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls tennis team suffered their first loss of the season last Tuesday afternoon in Waseca.

The Bucs fell to the Bluejays by a score of 5-2. The loss came in BEA’s first conference contest of the season, giving them an 0-1 record in the new Big South Conference, and a 9-1 overall season record.

The Bucs managed just one win in the singles matches, and one in doubles.

Anikka Wilhelmi was involved in a long, hard-fought battle at the No. 3 singles position. But, at the end of the contest, she prevailed over Waseca’s Mallorie Gehloff, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2).

BEA’s other win was not so drawn out. The Bucs’ No. 2 doubles team of Beka Krussow and Paige Darrington defeated the Bluejays’ Halle Mercier and Aly Storjohann by a score of 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 1 singles, Karleigh Wolff fell to Maddie Muotka, 6-2, 6-0.

BEA’s Kaitlynn Olsen lost to Anna Hoehn at No. 2 singles by a score of 6-4, 6-2. And at No. 4 singles, Buccaneer Gracie Leland lost to Stephanie Butterfield, 6-2, 6-0.

Natalie Fellows and Karli Olsen of BEA teamed up at No. 1 doubles and faced Katie Tlusty and Maddy Knoll but lost 6-4, 6-0.

At No. 3 doubles, Lacey Benz and Annaliese Klinkner squared off against Ella Seehafer and Anna Johnson and fell by scores of 6-3, 7-5.

BEA 5, TCU 2

The No. 6 rated girls tennis team in Class A continued their winning ways last week by taking on the Tri-City United Titans in a home match on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers came out with a big 5-2 victory.

The win boosted the Bucs record to a perfect, unblemished 9-0.

The Bucs split the four singles matches with the Titans, but it was BEA who took all three of the doubles contests to pull out the win.

BEA’s senior No. 1 singles player took on TCU senior Kori Lowe and won, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.

Kaitlyn Olsen, another Buc senior, battled senior Courtney Hentges in three sets, but lost 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

At the No. 3 singles spot, juniors Anikka Wilhelmi of BEA and Kristi Frederick of TCU also went to three sets. Wilhelmi pulled out the 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win.

Gracie Leland, a Buc sophomore, fell 6-3, 6-3, to Titan senior Rosa Ruiz.

A No. 1 doubles, a pair of BEA juniors, Natali Fellows and Paige Darrington, teamed up to down Molly Tiede, a senior, and Guadalupe Ruiz, ninth grader, 6-2, 6-1.

Beka Krussow, a BEA senior and Karli Olsen, a junior, took on juniors Emily Holicky and Chase Arndt at No 2 doubles and won 7-5, 6-2.

At No. 3 doubles the Buc junior duo of Lacey Benz and Annaliese Klinkner downed senior Lexi Briseno and sophomore Alyssa Quist, 6-2, 6-4.