25 August 2012

Girls Tennis: Another good showing

Claire Padrnos teamed with Lindsey Fairchild to finish 3-0 at No. 1 doubles
The Tigers came close to adding another trophy to their collection but a failure to win the close ones proved costly as the locals finished third in the Farmington Invitational played Friday at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

Cannon Falls, the ninth-ranked Class A team in the state, won the four-team meet with 19 points. Belle Plaine edged Farmington 15-14 for second place; New Life Academy did not score.

"We had a couple of fish get off the line," Tiger coach Jack Olwell said. "Those things happen but when you are that close it hurts all the more.

"If we win those matches, we are holding a trophy. But great teams come away with the decisive points and that's what Cannon Falls did."

Farmington put together some quality individual performances, including the first doubles pairing of Claire Padrnos and Lindsey Fairchild who finished the meet with a perfect 3-0 record.

Callie Olmscheid went unbeaten at third singles
In singles, Callie Olmschied swept her three matches at the No. 3 position to to take home that flight's championship.

Ryan Jara continued her fine early season play, going 2-1 to place runner-up at second singles.

The duo of Liz Adams and Alyson Kelly also won two of three matches to claim second at No. 4 doubles.

"Overall, I was pleased with our effort and results," Olwell said.

The Tigers return to action on Monday when they travel to Bloomington Kennedy for a non-conference dual meet.