Doubles teams lead Tiger tennis to win

Published 8:55 pm Monday, September 14, 2009

The doubles teams for the Albert Lea girls’ tennis team were a force Monday against Blue Earth in Blue Earth.

The Tigers (7-5) swept the Buccaneers at all three doubles spots en route to a 5-2 victory.

“We were aggressive tonight in the doubles and we need that,” said Albert Lea head coach Sean Gillam.

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Each doubles match was close but Albert Lea pulled out narrow victories in each.

At No. 1 doubles Erika Blickendefer and Mikaela Pierson won 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 while Amy Bohlen and Jenna Sager held off Blue Earth’s Abby Nimz and Mackenzie Lein 6-4, 6-4. Zoey Hill and Kayla Hartmann completed the sweep for the Tigers with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Autumn Drake and Karleigh Wolf at No. 3 doubles.

Michelle Hartmann picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ciarra Olson at No. 4 singles and Sarah Wenum added a win for Albert Lea at No. 3 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 match against Blaire Zierke.

The Tigers travel to Owatonna Tuesday and host Faribault Thursday.

Albert Lea 5, Blue Earth 2


No. 1 Emily Slama def. Taylor Nelson 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 Annika Johnson def. Kellsie Dieser 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Sarah Wenum def. Blaire Zierke 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 Michelle Hartmann def. Ciarra Olson 6-1, 6-1


No. 1 Mikaela Pierson/Erika Blickenderfer def. Olivia Skaare/Jessica Skaare 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

No. 2 Amy Bohlen/Jenna Sager def. Abby Nimz/Mackenzie Lein 6-4, 6-4

No. 3 Zoey Hill/Kayla Hartmann def. Autumn Drake/Karleigh Wolf 6-1, 6-3