Girls tennis: Doubles sweep sinks South
A sweep of three doubles matches carried the Rosemount tennis team past Lakeville South 4-3 in a South Suburban Conference match Thursday in Rosemount.
"I moved some people around in the lineup as I knew their singles players were strong and we would need all the doubles to come through," Rosemount coach Dana Beck said. "There were some close sets in doubles, but they played well and pulled out the tie-breakers."
The No. 2 doubles team of Megan Harrington and Rachel Hoffman, playing together for the first time since the first week of the season, held on 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 6-1 to win the match for the Irish.
Layna Mestad and Abby Kohagen added a 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) decision at No. 1 doubles and Rachel Olsen and Emily Harrington combined for a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles.
Kirsten Hoffman pulled off Rosemount's lone singles win at No. 4 by a score of 6-2, 6-4.
Lakeville North 4,
Strong singles play carried Lakeville North past the Irish 4-3 last Tuesday in Lakeville.
Ally Baker picked up Rosemount's lone singles victory, hanging on by a score of 7-6 (7-3), 6-4. The Panthers claimed the other three singles matches in straight sets.
In doubles play, Mestad and Kohagen won a competitive 6-2, 7-5 match. Kirsten Hoffman and Megan Harrington had less trouble at No. 1 doubles, winning 6-4, 6-2.
"Lakeville North is a very solid team and I was proud of our doubles coming up with some straight set wins," Beck said. "They were solid throughout the singles and Ally Baker battled to win her match at No. 2. We gave it a good shot, but fell one match short of a win."
The Irish resume their South Suburban Conference schedule with a pair of road matches this week. They took on first-place and undefeated Prior Lake on Tuesday and travel to Apple Valley this afternoon