Girls Tennis: Tigers squeak by Cannon FallsLooking to get over the .500 mark on Tuesday, the Lake City girls’ tennis team moved to 4-3 on the season with a 4-3 win over Cannon Falls Tuesday in Lake City.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Looking to get over the .500 mark on Tuesday, the Lake City girls’ tennis team moved to 4-3 on the season with a 4-3 win over Cannon Falls Tuesday in Lake City.
Setting the tone for the Tigers’ victory was the play of its doubles, who swept all three matches against the Bombers. Lake City’s No. 2 duo of Braeden McElmury and Katie Coyle rallied after trailing 3-0 to win the next 12 games, defeating Cannon Falls’ Kaesey Glaess and Sheyenne Bauer 6-3, 6-0. Lake City’s No. 1 team (Katie Wallerich and Alison Harvey) and No. 3 team (Emily Moechnig and Erica Hubbard) each won their matches in three sets.
In singles, the Bombers put the pressure on the Tigers, led by their No. 3 McKenna Bauer. After falling 7-5 in the first set, Bauer won the second set 6-4, and beat Josie Kuchinka in a 7-4 tiebreaker in the final set to take the point.
Amy Orthaus, Lake City’s No. 1 singles player, kept the Tigers on top by defeating Samantha Modrak 7-5, 6-3.
“She’s a steady Freddy,” Lake City head coach Dave Toole said of Orthaus. “If she gets in there with a heavy hitter, it could be trouble, but she did well.”
The Tigers return to action Thursday when they travel to Stewartville. Cannon Falls returns home on Thursday to host Winona Cotter.