29 August 2013

Girls Tennis: Win streak reaches five

Megan Stivers 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington  matched its 2012 season win total with a dominating 7-0 non-conference victory over Bloomington Kennedy Thursday afternoon at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

The unbeaten Tigers stretched their winning streak to five matches with the shutout and had veteran coach Jack Olwell smiling.

"I can't ever remember having a  5-0 start," he said," and we are hoping to improve on that over the next week or so."

Six of the seven wins against Kennedy came in straight sets and three by lopsided 6-0, 6-0 scores. Ryan Jara and Callie Olmscheid had a perfect day in singles play as did the top doubles team of Beth and Lindsey Fairchild.

The Fairchilds own a perfect 5-0 record and have lost just eight games in the process.

"I guess it will be news when they finally lose a game," Olwell said.

The only scare of the meet came at third doubles where the duo of Alyson Kelly and Becky Genzler split their first two sets before winning a 7-5 tie-breaker.

The Tigers will be looking to make is six straight Friday morning when they entertain South St. Paul in another non-conference dual.

Farmington 7 Bloomington Kennedy 0
No. 1 singles: Megan Stivers won 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 singles: Ryan Jara won 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 singles: Jessie Novotny won 6-3, 6-0
No.4 singles: Callie Olmscheid won 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 doubles: Beth Fairchild/Lindsey Fairchild won 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 doubles: Molly Rudorfer/Kayla Rees won 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 doubles: Alyson Kelly/Becky Genzler won  5-7, 6-0 (7-5)