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Girls tennis team improves to 5-0

Pipestone Area and Redwood Valley are the Bucs’ latest victims

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Sep 5, 2021

Addison Armstrong hits a forehand return in BEA’s tennis meet against Redwood Valley on Aug. 31.

The Blue Earth Area tennis team improved their record to 5-0 with a 5-2 win over the Pipestone Area Arrows in Big South Conference action on Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Pipestone.

The Bucs produced three wins in the singles matches and two wins in the doubles contests to account for their five points.

Marissa Benz was a 6-1, 6-2, winner for BEA over Emma Stahl at No. 1 singles.

At No. 2 singles, the Bucs’ Addison Armstrong was victorious over Toryn Woelber 6-1, 6-2.

Olivia Dutton did not lose a game at No. 4 singles when she downed Pipestone’s Jasmine Boeke 6-0, 6-0.

At first doubles, it was Grace Hanson and Allie Lopez of the Bucs defeating Kennedy Manderscheid and Jenna Boeke 6-1, 7-6 (10-8).

It took three sets but BEA’s No. 2 doubles team of Ella Survis and Lauren Survis prevailed with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win against Alyssa Enger and Madison Purdin.

The Bucs’ Kylie Rosenau fell to Brielle Kulm in the No. 3 singles match. Kulm won the first set 6-4 with Rosenau winning the second set by the same score. In the final set it was Kulm who would come out on top 6-4.

Pipestone won their other match at No. 3 doubles when Addison Draper and Vivian Brockberg combined to down BEA’s Ashlyn Klinkner and Karissa Lopez 6-4, 6-1.

BEA 6, Redwood Valley 1

The Blue Earth Area girls tennis team continued their winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Redwood Valley last Monday, Aug. 30.

The Buccaneers’ Marissa Benz started things off with a 6-3, 2-0, win over Kate Foy at No. 1 singles.

Addison Armstrong also won at No. 2 singles, with a 6-1, 6-2, victory over Brook Zollner. At No. 3 singles, BEA’s Carol Schrader defeated Lilly DeBlieck, 6-0, 6-4.

The Bucs’ Karissa Lopez fell 6-4, 6-4, to Anneliese Hammer at No. 4 singles.

The Buc tandem of Kylie Rosenau and Grace Hanson took a 6-0, 6-2, win over Avery Wilson and Mila Jenniges at No. 1 singles.

At No. 2 doubles it was Olivia Dutton and Allie Lopez defeating Lauren Dolezal and Ella Stoneberg by scores of 6-1, 6-0.

Ella Survis and Lauren Survis teamed up to defeat Ava Shaw-Kerkhoff and an unidentified player at No. 3 doubles, 6-0, 6-4.