April 22, 2024

MACA/WCA tennis falls in four straight matches

Izabell Hoffman watches a backhand soar over the net for MACA/WCA in their recent match against Fergus Falls in Morris Aug. 25.

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By Sam Peterson

Grant County Herald

The MACA/WCA girls tennis team had a tough week last week. They played in four matches, and lost all four. On Aug. 21, MACA/WCA traveled to Osakis to play Melrose Area, Wadena-Deer Creek and Osakis and lost 5-2, 4-3 and 7-0. The week was capped off with a match against Fergus Falls in Morris Aug. 25 where they fell 6-1. Through the team’s first six matches of the season, MACA/WCA holds a 1-5 overall record.

Melrose 5

MACA/WCA 2

In Osakis, they played a modified format with two sets of six with no ads and a super tiebreaker for the third set for the first two matches and a pro-8 for the third match, which is one set to eight points. The first match of the quadrangular was against Melrose Area. The Dutchmen had their way with MACA/WCA winning three of the four singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to earn the 5-2 win.

The one singles win came from Ava Breuer at No. 3 singles when she took down Jada Rausch 7-6 (5), 6-2. Chloe Zimmel had a close match at No. 1 singles, but lost to Melrose’s Alexis Maumann in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 10-8. Lilia Asmus played No. 2 singles for MACA/WCA and lost to Gretta Hellermann 7-5, 6-2. The last singles match was Ellen Reed at No. 4 singles and she fell to Rachel Welle in two sets 6-2, 6-3.

Heidi Seales and Molly Wayne were the only doubles team for MACA/WCA to get a victory. They beat Ramona Lurken-Tvrdik and Hailey Hammond 7-5, 2-6, 10-8. Ashley Koehl and Nora Meek played No. 1 doubles for MACA/WCA and lost to Jessica Pohlmann and Anessa Redepenning 6-1, 7-5. The No. 2 doubles team of Izabell Hoffman and Grace Hauglie came up short against Macy Davis and Jenna Butkowski 6-2, 6-2.

Wadena-Deer Creek 4

MACA/WCA 3

It was a closer match when MACA/WCA met up with Wadena-Deer Creek for the second contest at Osakis. Morris took three of the four singles matches, but a sweep of the doubles matches gave Wadena-Deer Creek the 4-3 victory.

After a match off, Kehoe was back at the No. 1 singles spot taking on Kaylee Endres. Kehoe was blown out 6-0 in the first set, but came back with a 6-3 win in the second and a 10-7 win in the third to cap off the comeback win. Zimmel tallied a two-set win at No. 2 singles against Charlie Snyder 6-4, 6-4. Ava Breuer made it three singles wins when she beat Genevieve Pinnella 6-1, 7-5 at No. 4 singles. Asmus was the only MACA/WCA player to fall in singles play. At No. 3 singles, Asmus lost to Claire Kapphahn 6-1, 6-0.

Wadena-Deer Creek recorded three wins in doubles play, but two of them came in three sets. Hoffman and Hauglie played No. 2 doubles for MACA/WCA again and they fell in three sets to Kelanie Oldakowski and Emma Weninger 7-6 (2), 1-6, 10-8. Seales and Wayne were locked in another three-set battle at No. 3 doubles against Ryann Schmidt and Chloe Leeseberg, but lost 6-4, 5-7, 10-5. Koehl and Meek played No. 1 doubles for MACA/WCA and were outclassed by Katie Fiemeyer and Anna Fiemeyer in two sets 6-2, 6-1.

“The lineup for Melrose was different due to injury prevention and I feel that next time we play them we will be able to win at a few more spots,” House said.

Osakis 7

MACA/WCA 0

In the final match against Osakis, the two teams just played one set to eight. Kehoe was the closest MACA/WCA player to a win, but Osakis still managed to finish the sweep 7-0.

Kehoe played No. 1 singles and was the closest to recording a win, falling 8-5 to Madline Anderson. Zimmel fell 8-2 in the No. 2 singles match against Bella Weisser. Asmus took on Brenna Moen at No. 3 singles and lost 8-1 and Breuer lost by the same score to Ava Drevlow at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, Hoffman and Hauglie had the best showing at No. 2 doubles, but they lost to Lauren Anderson and Jaclyn Dietrich 8-4. Koehl and Meek played Leah Maddock and Bria Hoffarth at No. 1 doubles and lost 8-3. At No. 3 doubles, Seales and Wayne were shut out by Maddie Bouldin and Lucy Glenetzke 8-0.

“Osakis has a strong team, it was great competition for the girls and it challenged them to get better and play to a higher standard,” House said.

Fergus Falls 6

MACA/WCA 1

To cap off the week, MACA/WCA hosted Fergus Falls in Morris Aug. 25. MACA/WCA had a tough time keeping up with Fergus Falls and fell 6-1, with the only win coming in doubles play.

Fergus Falls swept singles competition. Asmus was the closest to a win for MACA/WCA at No. 3 singles, but she lost in three sets to Layla Zosel 6-3, 1-6, 10-6. At No. 1 singles, Kehoe came up short against Isabella Abrahams 6-4, 6-1. Zimmel only won one game at No. 2 singles against Ruby Ellison and lost 6-1, 6-0. At No. 4 singles, Breuer fell to Ali Bredenberg 6-1, 6-2.

The one MACA/WCA win came at No. 2 doubles when Hoffman and Hauglie earned a 7-5, 6-2 win over Clara Stephan and Kaia Ness. Meek and Koehl played No. 1 doubles for MACA/WCA and lost to Ashtyn Lill and HattieFullhart 6-2, 6-1. At No. 3 doubles, Reed and Seales played for MACA/WCA and they lost 6-0, 6-1 to Carsyn and Dillyn Lill. 

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