The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta/West Central Area girls tennis team was blanked by Benson Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Benson.
Abbigail Athey put up a fight at No. 1 singles, but ended up falling to Stacy Johnson 7-5, 6-4. Katie Messner’s No. 3 singles match against Kaitlyn Berreau was also close. She lost 7-5, 6-3.
The doubles duo of Hannah Wutzke and Lakia Manska fell to Taylor Samuelson and Eleanor Habben 7-5, 6-4.
The Tigers secured their second win, unofficially, as they hold a 5-1 lead over MACCRAY during the match that went past dark on Thursday, Aug. 29, in Morris.
“We had to postpone the rest of one match as we ran out of light,” MACA/WCA head coach Jaclyn Hoeper said. “We were able to finish six matches so it's 5-1. We will be finishing the last match the morning of our conference tournament.”
MACA/WCA next travels to Lac qui Parle Valley / Dawson-Boyd Tuesday, Sept. 3 for its only match next week.
BENSON/KMS 7, MACA/WCA 0
No. 1 - Stacy Johnson (B/KMS) def. Abbigail Athey (MACA/WCA) 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 - Susan Knutson (B/KMS) def. Katelyn Wehking (MACA/WCA) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 - Kaitlyn Berreau (B/KMS) def. Katie Messner (MACA/WCA) 7-5, 6-3
No. 4 - Elise Duncan (B/KMS) def. Brynna Olson (MACA/WCA) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 - Hannah Andrews - Halle Bundy (B/KMS) def. Greta Hentges - Kassidy Girard (MACA/WCA) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - Taylor Samuelson - Eleanor Habben (B/KMS) def. Hannah Wutzke - Lakia Manska (MACA/WCA) 7-5, 6-4
No. 3 - Amy Zniewski - Hannah Helms (B/KMS) def. Ireland Winter - Breanna Schmidgall (MACA/WCA) 6-2, 6-3
MACA/WCA 5, MACCRAY 1 ppd*
No. 1 - Abbigail Athey (MACA/WCA) def. Teagan Nokelby (MACCRAY) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
No. 2 - Katelyn Wehking (MACA/WCA) def. Katie Burdorf (MACCRAY) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
No. 3 - Haley Rhode (MACCRAY) def. Katie Messner (MACA/WCA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
*No. 4 Brynna Olson (MACA/WCA) vs Tayte Nokelby (MACCRAY) 7-5 (postponed due to poor light after first set)
No. 1 - Ryanne Long - Greta Hentges (MACA/WCA) def. Katelyn Handt - Leah Johnson (MACCRAY) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
No. 2 - Lakia Manska - Hannah Wutzke (MACA/WCA) def. Morgan Essendrup - Ashlyn Schmidt (MACCRAY) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 - Ireland Winter - Breanna Schmidgall (MACA/WCA) def. Liberty Niemeyer - Emma Rand (MACCRAY) 6-2, 6-2