Waseca outlasts the Albert Lea varsity girls’ tennis team

Published 9:26 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Albert Lea girls’ tennis team hosted Waseca Tuesday night looking for redemption after a one-match loss to Austin on Tuesday.

Despite many close sets, the Tigers were unable to overcome the Blue Jays, falling 5-2.

Senior Sam Skarstad played in the No. 1 singles match and fell 6-4, 6-3. Despite the loss, Skarstad came back from a 5-0 game deficit in the second set to win three straight before her opponent ended the match.

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Junior Shelby Hanson competed in the No. 2 doubles match and went into a tiebreak in the second set after losing the first set 6-1 However, Hanson dropped the tiebreaker and lost the match 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

Albert Lea senior Madison Prihoda serves a ball during the first set of her No. 2 doubles match. Prihoda and Kaedyn Kirchner picked up the only doubles win for the Tigers Thursday, 6-3, 7-5. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

Senior Maggie Moeller was beat in the No. 3 singles slot 6-1, 6-4 and junior Alli Dulitz won at No. 4 singles to give the Tigers one of their only two wins 6-4, 7-5.

The senior duo of Riley Johnson and Brooke Maier played in the No.1 doubles and lost 6-4, 6-0.

The Tigers picked up their only doubles win of the night in the No. 2 doubles match from seniors Maddie Prihoda and Kaedyn Kirchner. Prihoda and Kirchner won their match after a second-set scare, 6-3, 7-5.

Juniors Dominica Eckstrom and Hannah Conn fell in their No. 3 doubles match 6-3, 6-4.

The Tigers fall to 2-11 on the season and will play again Saturday in the Big Nine Conference tournament at Rochester Outdoor Tennis Center.


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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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