Girls Tennis: Doubles leads Red Wing to victoryRed Wing swept doubles play Tuesday on the way to a 5-2 victory against River Falls in River Falls.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing swept doubles play Tuesday on the way to a 5-2 victory against River Falls in River Falls.
The Wingers (4-2) also got wins from junior Emily Stegora at No. 1 singles and senior Kristen Anderson at No. 4 singles. Stegora had a more difficult time in her match than usual, Red Wing head coach Randy Decker said, but still won 6-3, 6-3. Anderson won 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 and continues to come on top in close matches, Decker said.
“That’s an impressive development in her game,” he said of Anderson. “She’s grown in her mental toughness and her management of her game. She’s been doing great for us at No. 4 singles.”
At No. 1 doubles, senior Katie Kelly and ninth-grader Solveig Christenson won 7-5, 6-4 and at No. 2 doubles senior Megan Clemons and junior Katie Carlson defeated Lexi Knotek and McKenna Hage 6-2, 6-4.
In the final doubles match, junior Serena Feehan and sophomore McKenzie Muelken won a tight opening set 7-5 and proceed to throttle their opponent in a 6-0 second set to win.
“This is the third match they’ve played together this year,” Decker said. “Each second set has been a bagel. When they get it rolling, they really start crunching people. They’re a really solid 3 doubles team for us.”
Next up, the Wingers face Shakopee Thursday at home in the first Missota Conference meet of the season.