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Girls tennis: A trio of terrific tournaments

The RHS girls tennis team placed five teams at the Northfield Doubles Tournament Aug. 24.

Head coach Dana Beck liked what she saw from her Rosemount girls tennis team last week.

The Irish breezed through a pair of invitational meets while posting a record of 6-0, and closed out the week with several high finishes Saturday at the Northfild Doubles Tournament.

"I have a very talented group of tennis players this year. We had a very successful first week with lots of tennis," Beck said. "They had long and very hot days on the court and they stayed mentally and physically tough to win key points."

The Irish opened the season by defeating Buffalo 5-2, Monticello 4-3 and Rocori 7-0 during a sweep of the Buffalo/Monticello Invite last Wednesday. A day later they traveled east to the Hastings Invitational and once again went 3-0, knocking off Woodbury 5-2, Hastings 5-2 and Lake City 7-0.

The doubles team of Gretchen McDonald and Kyla Bills led the team at Northfield, going 3-0 to win Flight No. 4. Four other teams went 2-1 (Ally Baker/Monica McDonald, Emily Harrington/Rachel Hoffmann, Abby Kohagen/Anna Leary, Pian Robertson-Kate Henjum/Tanya Ramesh-Brynn Tonn), giving the Irish an overall record of 11-4 at the meet.

The team hosts its first South Suburban Conference home meet of the year this afternoon against Bloomington Jefferson.