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FAIRMONT – The greatly improved River Valley Wildcats won a relentless 4-3 victory in women’s non-league tennis over the modified No.6-seeded Fairmont roster on Tuesday at Cardinal Courts.
With four regular subclass rookies switching places during the Fairmont Senior Day portion of Homecoming Week, the Cardinals and Wildcats battled for 2 hours in a double meet at Fairmont.
Tied at 3, Courtlyn Runck of River Valley and Rachel O’Connor of Fairmont locked themselves in a slugfest at the edge of the stands in the fourth singles action to determine the team’s result.
O’Connor earned a 6-2 victory in the first set before Runck reacted with a 6-1 decision in the second set to force a third segment.
O’Connor finally broke the cycle of back-to-back service breaks in Game 8 of the third set, holding on to take a 5-3 lead. Runck, however, struggled to come back through several two-man games for a three-game winning streak to take a 6-5 lead.
O’Connor showed his courage by hammering his way to a win in Game 12 to force a tiebreaker in the third set. Despite a 4-1, 5-2 lead, Runck needed a dozen points in the extra session to ultimately cap a 7-6 (7-5) win to mark the team victory for River Valley.
Fairmont, however, quickly took a 2-0 lead on the team’s ledger when the Totzke twins – Libby and Maggy – combined for a 6-1, 6-0 second-double win, and the Senior star Claire Nemmers also only needed a baker. a dozen games to win a 6-1, 6-0 decision in the first singles.
“We only get the chance to play together once a season, so we have to make the most of it. said Libby Totzke, who teamed up with her sister Maggy Totzke to defeat Alexis Garza and Brissa Hernandez. “Maggy is a better player in singles, so it makes sense to keep her there and me in doubles.”
Nemmers used a power serve and sizzling passing shots from Brooklyn Moldan, 6-1, 6-0, at No.1 in singles before the River Valley third doubles pair of Kiera Lafferty and Sydne Wahl did reverses this identical score in their favor to defeat Kaycie. Brookens and Aili Lockwood.
Ellie Hernes and Lauren Davis then synchronized their field skills to perfection in their second set in the first double. Davis capped the Cardinals’ 7-5 first-set triumph with a forehand for a winner over Erika Lozano and Maya Nelson.
Hernes and Davis then clicked all cylinders for a 6-0 second set victory to widen the Cardinals’ lead to 3-1.
Kaydince Thoms of the Wildcats outlasted Briana Joseph in the second single, 6-3, 6-4, while Taylor Berkner resisted Thalia Fernandez’s comeback in the second set, 6-1, 7-5, in the third single to tie the knot. double meeting 3 -all.
Fairmont (14-2) welcomes St. Peter at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Cardinal Courts.
St. Peter 4, Blue Earth Area 3 – The hometown Saints swept the double to beat the Bucs in Big South action Tuesday at St. Peter’s.
Josie Wiebusch and Macy Weller defeated Grace Hanson and Allie Lopez in the first double, 6-2, 6-1, while St. Peter’s Sophia Doherty and Molly Voeltz served a 6-1, 6-4 loss to Ella Survis and Lauren Survis during No 2 Doubles Games.
Raina Roemhildt and Kali Erickson then teamed up in the third double to claim a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Karissa Lopez and Carol Schrader to complete the Saints’ sweep.
Annika Southworth delivered St. Peter’s lone point in singles, beating Addison Armstrong in second in the lineup, 6-4, 6-1.
Marissa Benz was 6-2 back-to-back wins over Amelia Hildebrandt in the early singles for the Bucs, while Kylie Rosenau edged Rhyan Holmgren in the third singles, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), for BEA.
Olivia Dutton produced the Bucs’ other singles point with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Maddie Kamm in fourth place in the roster.
Blue Earth Area welcomes New Ulm at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hal Schroeder Courts in Blue Earth.