Albert Lea girls’ tennis hosts Owatonna in first home meet
The Albert Lea girls’ tennis team hosted a tough Owatonna team Tuesday afternoon in its first home match of the season.
The Tigers got some solid performances from the young players, but ultimately fell to the Huskies 7-0.
The junior duo in the No. 1 doubles spot, Marissa Hanson and Hannah Willner, were the lone Tigers to force a third set in their match. The pair won the first set 6-3, but lost the second set 6-4, followed by the tiebreaker 10-8.
Sophomores Ashlyn Berven and Lilly Hyke lost in the No. 2 spot 6-0, 6-2, and sophomore Ava Bremer and freshman Emery Nelson lost the No. 3 doubles match 6-1, 6-1.
In singles action, junior Alyssa Jensen lost 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 slot. Senior Stephanie Vogt lost 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 match. Sophomore Rachel Doppelhammer lost 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 3 spot, and freshman Bree Weilage lost 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 4 spot.
The matchup marked Vogt’s first appearance in the singles match this season, moving up from playing in two doubles matches a week ago.
The Tigers fall to 0-3 on the season and will be back in action Thursday when they travel to Rochester to take on the Panthers of Century. Their next home matchup is Tuesday against Waseca.
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