United South Central senior Claire Christian watches her serve Monday against Le Sueur-Henderson. The Rebels dominated the Giants in singles action by a combined score of 48-6. — Drew Claussen/Albert Lea Tribune
United South Central senior Claire Christian watches her serve Monday against Le Sueur-Henderson. The Rebels dominated the Giants in singles action by a combined score of 48-6. — Drew Claussen/Albert Lea Tribune

Rebels win again

Published 12:24am Tuesday, September 17, 2013

USC starts 10-0, goes 1-2 over weekend, then tops LS-H

WELLS — The United South Central girls’ tennis team dropped a couple matches last weekend, but it found its way back into the familiar win column on Monday.

The Rebels (12-2) were dominant on their home courts and defeated Le Sueur-Henderson 6-1 on Monday afternoon. All of USC’s singles players and two of its three doubles teams were victorious on Monday.

“Overall as a team I thought we played smart, just by playing consistent and taking advantage of good opportunities” USC head coach Jill Bailey said. “Things went well for us tonight.”

No. 3 and No. 4 singles players Kia Legred and Julia Stenzel defeated their respective opponents 6-0, 6-0.

“They just went out there and took care of business,” Bailey said. “And they dominated from the first point to the last.”

The Rebels will not get much time to revel in their victory. They will be back on the courts to host Sleepy Eye at 4:30 p.m. today. USC will also play Belle Plaine at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Bailey said it was not ideal to play three matches in one week, but it was necessary in order for the team to have a full schedule.

“That’s just the way it is,” Bailey said. “Two seems to be enough, but I want to have a full schedule, because we can have up to 16 meets. So as a coach, I want the girls to get the competition in, so that’s just the way it happens sometimes.”