30 August 2011

Girls Tennis: Packers down Tigers 6-1

Megan Stivers
6-2, 2-6, 6-2 winner at No. 4 singles

South St. Paul swept the double competition and won three of four singles matches to defeat the Tigers 6-1 Monday, Aug. 29, at the Boeckman Middle School courts.
"They (South St. Paul) were very strong, particularly in singles," Tiger coach Jack Olwell said. "I thought our level of play went up but we could not get on an even footing with this team."
Sophomore Megan Stivers used an improved forehand in the third set to score a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 win at fourth singles to account for the lone Farmington point.
"Megan didn't get rattled when her opponent came back to win the second set," Olwell said. "She re-focused and came out strong. It was a fun match to watch."
In doubles play the No. 3 tandem of ShyAnne Spurzem and Tasha Sinha played well in defeat, losing 2-6, 7-5, 3-6.
"This was a reunion of a team from last year and they showed a lot of promise," Olwell said.
South St. Paul 6 Farmington 1
No. 1 singles Meghan Lindstrom lost 2-6, 1-6
No. 2 singles Maggie Rudorfer lost 0-6, 0-6
No. 3 singles Melanie Kappes lost 0-6, 1-6
No. 4 singles Megan Stivers won 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
No. 1 doubles Katie Burgess/Ally Midboe lost 4-6, 2-6
No. 2 doubles Rachel Molitor/Jessica Autey lost 1-6, 2-6
No. 3 doubles ShyAnne Spurzem/Tasha Sinha lost 2-6, 7-5, 3-6