11 September 2013

Girls Tennis: Wingers get some payback

Callie Olmscheid (file photo by J. Lindquist)
Last season the Tigers beat Red Wing for the first time in, well, maybe history.

Tuesday afternoon in Red Wing the Wingers returned the favor in a 6-1 victory. Red Wing won three of four singles matches and swept the doubles competition to drop  Farmington (6-4) to 0-2 in Missota Conference play.

"I guess we're in a bit of a slump right now," coach Jack Olwell said. "Red Wing was a much stronger team than we anticipated after we beat them at our place a year ago.

"I thought we put in a strong effort and nearly pulled out a couple that got away. Despite the loss, I am happy with our effort and attitude."

The lone Farmington victory came at fourth singles where Callie Olmscheid bounced back from a disappointing performance at Lakeville South on Monday to score a dominant 6-2, 6-0 win.

Jessie Novotny was the only other Tiger to push her opponent to three sets, losing at No. 2 singles 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.

The big match-up of the day came at first doubles where the previously unbeaten Tiger tandem of Beth and Lindsey Fairchild dropped a closely contested 3-6, 6-7 (3) match to an undefeated duo from Red Wing.

"The two teams had very different styles," Olwell said. "Lindsey and Beth fought them tooth and nail."

The Fairchilds' loss was their first in 12 outings this season.

Farmington jumps back into Missota Conference play Thursday afternoon when they entertain New Prague at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

Red Wing 6 Farmington 1
No. 1 singles: Megan Stivers lost 2-6, 2-6
No. 2 singles: Ryan Jara lost 2-6, 2-6
No. 3 singles: Jessie Novotny lost 2-6, 6-2, 2-6
No. 4 singles: Callie Olmscheid won 6-2, 6-0
No. 1 doubles: Beth Fairchild/Lindsey Fairchild lost 3-6, 6-7 (3)
No. 2 doubles: Kalya Rees/Maggie Rudorfer lost 2-6, 3-6
No. 3 doubles: Sam Gallagher/Hannah Toomey lost 2-6, 1-6