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Buccaneers lose to St. James at BSC Championship

By Staff | Oct 1, 2018

McKenna Dutton goes for a hard lob over the net at the Big South Conference Championship on Tuesday, Sept. 18. She was defeated by one of St. James’ Saints, but that did not deter this young Buccaneer from giver her all in each of her matches as BEA’s No. 4 singles player.

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls tennis team’s winning streak came to an end last Tuesday afternoon. And, it was not the best timing for a loss.

The Buccaneers lost to the St. James Co-op Saints on the Bucs’ home courts.

The match up was for the Big South Conference championship, and St. James Co-op took the BSC title with a 5-2 win over BEA.

The loss put BEA’s season record at 15-2.

The Buccaneers gained just one win in singles action, and win in doubles competition against the powerful Saints.

It was Macie Stevermer who generated a 6-4, 6-1, win at No. 3 singles over Ellie Becker of St. James Co-op.

And, it was the Buc duo of Britt Howard and Sydney Blagg who teamed up for a win at No. 2 doubles, downing Miranda Tetzloff and Noel Wescott by a score of 6-4, 6-3.

At No. 1 singles, BEA’s Ta Armstrong lost 6-0, 6-1, to Renata Hernandez.

Arika Howard lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to Zoie Becker. And at No. 4 singles, McKenna Dutton was defeated by Luci Kulseth, 6-3, 6-1.

The Bucs’ No. 1 doubles team of Carissa Engesser and Maddie McLeary lost 6-2, 6-3, to Hannah Loewen and Jaelyn Haler.

BEA’s Cali Beyer and Lyndsey Borris lost a 6-1, 6-2, match at No. 3 doubles to Gabriela Trapero and Mya Hanson.

The Buccaneers were next slated to compete in the St. James Quad Meet on Saturday, Sept. 29. They will then start Section 3A Team Tournament action on Monday, Oct. 1.

Details will be in the next edition of the Faribault County Register.

BEA 4, Pipestone 3

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers won a squeaker last Monday afternoon, as they defeated the Pipestone Arrows 4-3 on the Schroeder Courts in Blue Earth.

The Bucs used three wins in the singles bracket, and added one from the doubles competition, to pull off the victory.

Ta Armstrong started things off for the Bucs by downing Paige Ahrendt 7-5, 6-1, at No. 1 singles.

Arika Howard lost a hard-fought battle at No. 2 singles, falling 7-6 (1), 6-4, at No. 2 singles.

Macie Stevermer notched a win at No. 3 singles, shutting out Olivia Lapthorn, 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 4 singles, McKenna Dutton came through with a 6-2, 6-0, win over Tricia Nissen.

It was the third doubles team of Cali Beyer and Kiley Rosenau who pulled out the win for the Bucs, downing Mataya Douty and Lauren Powers by scores of 6-2, 6-2.

The No.1 and No. 2 doubles were close contests, with Pipestone taking the win in each of them.

The Buccaneer duo of Carissa Engesser and Maddie McCleary fell 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, to the Arrows’ Carmen Skyberg and Courtney Kanthak at No. 1 doubles.

Britt Howard and Sydney Blagg lost 7-5, 6-4, to Adrianna Johnson and Maciah Lorang at No. 2 doubles.