Tigers tennis drops three straightThe Lake City girls tennis team might be happy it doesn’t have to play in Rochester for the rest of the regular season.
By: R-E News Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Lake City girls tennis team might be happy it doesn’t have to play in Rochester for the rest of the regular season.
The Tigers (6-8, 3-3 HVL) are on a three-match losing streak after falling to Rochester Lourdes 5-2 Tuesday in Rochester and dropping two matches at the John Marshall Invitational last Saturday.
Tuesday, Lake City got its two wins from the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles teams. Junior Allison Harvey and freshman Braeden McElmury defeated Jess Alexander and Rachel Morrie 7-6, 6-2. Juniors Emily Moechnig and Jaeda Ellglestad pulled out the other victory against Elizabeth Hurt and Sidney Allison 6-4, 6-4.
“Today we played pretty well,” Lake City head coach Dave Toole said. “Lourdes is the defending state champion. We were happy with that.”
Saturday, the Tigers fell 5-2 to La Crosse Aquinas and 6-1 to Owatonna. No. 1 singles player Amy Orthaus defeated Jenny George of Aquinas 7-5, 6-2 but lost to Owatonna’s Sarah McCann 6-2, 6-4. Lake City’s No. 2 doubles team of Harvey and McElmury were the only Tigers to win both their matches Saturday. They beat Alexa Robik and LeAnn Cleveland of Aquinas 6-4, 3-6, (10-6) and then defeated Owatonna’s Emily Weitzin and Katie Eckard 6-4, 6-2.
“We didn’t play as well and we had a couple of injuries during the matches,” Toole said.
Next up for the Tigers is Cannon Falls Thursday at home.