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Girls tennis: Tennis bounces back at South
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After being edged by Lakeville North 4-3 last Tuesday, the Rosemount girls tennis team came back to sweep Lakeville South 7-0 last Thursday at South.


"The girls refocused and had strong performances against South," Rosemount coach Dana Beck said. "Doubles played well in some tough matches to pull through for the sweep."

Two of the three doubles teams had to go to three sets to secure victories. At No. 1 doubles, Abby Kohagen and Monica McDonald held on 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. The No. 3 doubles tandem of Kierstin and Kourtney Johnson rallied for a 7-6, 6-7, 10-7 win. Rachel Olson and Gretchen McDonald added a 6-3, 6-2 sweep.

Virginia Norder, Ally Baker, Rachel Hoffmann and Emily Harrington all won their singles matches in straight sets.

Baker was edged in three sets as Lakeville North won three of four singles matches last Tuesday in Rosemount. Norder secured the Irish's lone singles win in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

"Lakeville North played really well in singles," Beck said. "Virginia and Ally both lost the first set and fought back to win the second set. They played tough third sets, but we ended up falling short as we needed both to win the match."

Harrington and McDonald breezed 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles and Kohagen and McDonald won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

The Irish took a 5-1 record into Tuesday's home match against conference-leading Prior Lake. Look for results online at

Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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