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Girls Tennis: Weather holds up, Wingers get win

Red Wing junior, Graci Bettich, won her No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-0 against Marissa Maurer of Ellsworth on Monday, Aug. 20 at Red Wing High School. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
Red Wing's Chloe Struss had a strong start to her season with a sweep at No. 1 singles against Ellsworth's Kacie Duval on Monday, Aug. 20 at Red Wing High School. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
Olivia Johnson (left) and No. 2 doubles partner, Rachel Borgen, of Red Wing defeated their Ellsworth opponents 6-3, 4-6 (10) on Monday, Aug. 20 at Red Wing High School. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3

The Red Wing girls' tennis team had a delayed start to its season after its scheduled match against Cannon Falls on Friday was postponed. With inclement weather moving throughout the region, there was concern about Monday's match at Red Wing High School getting postponed as well. The weather held up, however, and so did the Wingers, earning a 5-2 victory over Ellsworth.

Red Wing was strong in singles as Chloe Struss (No. 1), Mya Benway (No. 3) and Jenna Siewert (No. 4) all swept their opponents. At No. 2 singles, Graci Bettich faired just as well, winning, 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles, the matchups were down to the wire. At No. 1 doubles, Sydney Flack and Eliza Dinatale lost their first set, 6-4, came back to win the second, 6-3, but fell in the tiebreaker, 10-7. The No. 2 doubles team of Olivia Johnson and Rachel Borgen also needed a tiebreaker as the duo won the first set, 6-3, lost the second set, 6-4, and won the match with a 10-2 third set. Anja Roth and Ella Bettich lost 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.

Red Wing returns to the court on Tuesday when it hosts a Big Nine Conference triangular against Mankato East and Rochester Mayo at 2 p.m.

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