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Girls Tennis: Wingers stumble at Rochester triangular

The Red Wing girls’ tennis team continued its Big Nine Conference woes on Thursday, dropping two contests — 6-1 to Rochester John Marshall and 4-3 to Mankato West — in a triangular in Rochester.

Red Wing opened the day against John Marshall in which Jenna Siewert, in No. 4 singles, notched the only victory for the Wingers. She lost her first set, 6-2, but came back to win the second, 6-0, and the tiebreaker, 11-9.

Against Mankato West, the Wingers mixed up its lineup and found more success. Rachel Borgen moved away from doubles and into the No. 4 singles slot, taking a 6-0, 6-2 victory along the way. Chloe Struss also earned a win at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2 in the first set, losing 6-4 in the second and winning the tiebreaker, 6-4.

In doubles, Ella Bettich joined Olivia Johnson at No. 2 but lost 6-2 in the first set, won 6-1 in the second and lost the tiebreaker, 6-4. At No. 3 doubles, Anja Roth paired up with Isabel Schlangen for the win. The duo won its first set 6-4, lost its second 6-1 and took the tiebreaker 6-4.

Red Wing, 1-4 (0-4 Big Nine), return home on Tuesday for a match against Rochester Century.

Tuesday

The Red Wing girls’ tennis team hosted its first Big Nine opponents on Tuesday but couldn’t find a way to get a conference victory.

First up for the Wingers was Mankato East, but Red Wing was unable to duplicate Monday’s success and fell, 6-1. Recording the lone victory for Red Wing was Mya Benway at No. 3 singles. She lost her first set, 6-3, but came back to win the second, 6-1, and tiebreaker, 6-1.

Concluding the triangular was a matchup with Rochester Mayo. The Wingers were swept, 7-0.

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