30 August 2013

Girls Tennis: Packers snap Tiger string at five

Beth (above) and Beth Lindsey (right) own a perfect 8-0 record at No. 1 doubles
(photo by Jim Lindquist)

They say all good things must end and the Tigers' five-match did exactly that Friday morning in a 5-2 non-conference loss to South St. Paul at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

Farmington went 1-3 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles competition to head into the holiday weekend with an impressive 5-1 mark.

"We lost but had some chances," coach Jack Olwell said. "We played them close early on but faded against their strong play. They did the little things just slightly better and over the course of the match it made the difference."

The singles win came at the No.4 spot where Callie Olmscheid rallied from a one-set deficit to prevail 5-7, 6-4 (10-4).

"After the first set Callie ramped up her game," Olwell said, "although it was close."

Twins Lindsey and Beth Fairchild provided the doubles point with another convincing win, this one 6-0, 6-1, to up their season record to perfect 8-0.

All five of the Farmington losses came in straight sets.

The Tigers will try to get back on the winning track next Tuesday when they travel to Bloomington Jefferson where they will pick up from where they left off when the rains came last week and suspended play.