Rebels edge Mavs

Published 8:46 pm Monday, September 12, 2011

United South Central ninth-grader Lindsey Thisius hits a backhand Monday against Martin County West in Wells. The Rebels won 4-3 and swept the singles matches. -- Andrew Dyrdal

WELLS — The United South Central girls’ tennis team slipped by Martin County West on Monday with a 4-3 win in Wells. While the match score was close, the Rebels’ singles players made sure the team came out on top.

The Rebels’ singles players, including senior Claire Christian, Robin Staloch, Julia Stenzel and Linsey Thisius swept the Mavericks in straight sets in order to secure the victory.

“I’m really proud of the performance of all

United South Central’s third singles player, Julia Stenzel, runs toward the net Monday to hit a forehand in Wells. -- Andrew Dyrdal

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four singles players,” Rebels coach Jill Bailey said. “They got the job done and displayed really good determination, attitude and effort.”

The Rebels doubles teams, on the other hand, were swept by the Mavericks.

The Rebels (5-5, 2-0 Gopher Valley) play again at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Blue Earth Area.

United South Central 4, Martin County West 3


No. 1 Claire Christian (USC) def. Kelci Russenberger 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 Robin Staloch (USC) def. Megan Suter 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Julia Stenzel (USC) def. Tori Russenberger 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 Linsey Thisius (USC) def. Logan Weber 6-0, 6-4


No. 1 Jen Hagen/KaLeigh Russenberger (MCW) def. Monica Bye/Kia Legred 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

No. 2 Shawna Dressen/Emily Lawrence (MCW) def. Joyce Rubio/Deanna Shellen 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 Bailey Ebeling/Alisa Russenberger (MCW) def. Kelly Neubauer/Angela Bixby 6-1, 6-0

United South Central No. 1 singles player, Claire Christian, reaches out for a backhand shot Monday in Wells. -- Andrew Dyrdal