After the match was rained out Monday, the Sting got the chance to play Marshall on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Three matches went into tiebreakers. Macie Sik battled back from a 0-6 loss in the first set to win the 2nd set 6-4, and won the tiebreaker 10-7. Whitney Tennis won her match against Gionna Parsa 6-1, 6-3.
Coach Fjermestad reported, “If we had won all the tiebreakers, we would have won the match. We were competitive. It’s still early in the season, so we have some things to work on, but we’re about as good as we can be right now.”
YME vs Marshall
1. Whitney Tennis Y Gionna Parsa 6-1, 6-3
2. Kelsey Boreboom M Emily Johnson 6-2, 0-6, 10-6
3. Maddy Penske M Chelsea Hoernemann 3-6, 7-5, 10-2
4. Macie Sik Y Eden Knudson 0-6, 6-4, 10-7
1. Kaitlyn Matzner and Madie Rowe M Ashley Niemeyer and Cherish Hammer 6-4, 6-2.
2. Leah Matzner and Kaia Christensen M Brynn Cherveny and Emilee Speh 6-1, 6-2.
3. Samantha Nielsen and Samantha Ariasola M Kindra Wintz and Tiana Rupp 6-3, 6-2
YME vs Montevideo
On Thursday, the girls had to deal with strong winds as they faced Montevideo. Four of the matches went into the 3rd set, they didn’t use tiebreakers because it was a conference match. Emily Johnson defeated Emily Brace, and the doubles team of Ashley Niemeyer and Cherish Hammer defeated Cassidy Rustman and Abby Gremmels in comeback victories.
Coach Fjermestad reported, “I was really happy with how the girls played today. We were competitive, and with four three-set matches, it really could have gone either way.”
1. Kori Douglas M Whitney Tennis 6-1, 6-2
2. Emily Johnson Y Emily Brace 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. Lauren Kluver M Chelsea Hoernemann 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
4. Alissa Eickhoff M Macie Sik 6-4, 6-3
1. Ashley Niemeyer and Cherish Hammer Y Cassidy Rustman and Abby Gremmels 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
2. Megan Siverson and Callie Siverson M Brynn Cherveny and Emily Speh 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Tyra Sandven and Erin Smiens M Kindra Wintz and Tiana Rupp 6-2, 6-1