NYM Tennis: Mills falls in home triangular
By John George
The Lady Eagle tennis team continued their busy early-season schedule with a home triangular last week.
Mills lost to Thief River Falls in their first match, 5-2. They lost to Roseau in the second match by the same score.
Senior German exchange student Isabelle Resch won both of her No. 1 singles match for NY Mills. After a 6-0, 6-2 win against TRF, she needed a super tie-breaker against Taylor McFarlane of Roseau, 6-1, 2-6, 13-11.
The Eagles other winner against TRF was Savannah Thompson at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-2). The team's second win against Roseau came at No. 2 singles by Missy Hendrickx (6-1, 6-0).
Krista Guldseth lost a super tie-breaker at No. 3 singles against Roseau (6-4, 3-6, 2-10).
"Our girls played hard today," head coach Gary Bach said. "We lost both matches, but with a very credible effort against two strong teams from our section. Playing them gives our players a pretty good idea of the level of competition we need to strive for the rest of the season."
Roseau ended the Eagles season last year in the Section 8A playoffs with a 7-0 win before going on to win the 8A title to advance to State. In the third match on Thursday, the Rams beat TRF, 5-2.
After playing eight matches and one tournament before school started, the Lady Eagles will have had a full week away from competition as they hit the court today (Sept. 10) against Crosby-Ironton. First matches at the Mills courts will be at 4:30 p.m.
New York Mills will take part in the Moose Invitational in Brainerd this Saturday. Teams expected to participate include: the Eagles, Brainerd, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Roseau, Perham and Parkers Prairie.
NY Mills will head to Parkers Prairie for a dual match on Sept. 15. The Eagles will return home on Sept. 17 for a dual against Park Rapids.
Thursday, September 3
NY Mills Triangular
Thief River Falls 5, New York Mills 2
1. Isabelle Resch (NYM) def. Norlin, 6-0, 6-2; 2. LaCoursiere (TRF) def. Missy Hendrickx, 6-1, 6-1; 3. Savannah Thompson (NYM) def. T. Genereux, 6-2, 6-2; 4. L. Genereux (TRF) def. Lauren Bach, 6-2, 6-1.
1. Pietras & Rook (TRF) def. Kaitlyn Hintsala & Jen Maki, 6-1, 6-0; 2. Motter & Rima (TRF) def. Krista Guldseth & Jenna Esala, 6-2, 6-3; 3. Haugen & Kaushagen (TRF) def. Abby Salo & Victoria Selander, 6-1, 6-0.
Roseau 5, Thief River Falls 2
Roseau 5, New York Mills 2
1. Resch (NYM) def. McFarlane, 6-1, 2-6, 13-11; 2. Hendrickx (NYM) def. Johnson, 6-1, 6-0; 3. Taugen (R) def. Guldseth, 4-6, 6-3, 10-2; 4. Lee (R) def. Esala, 6-1, 6-2.
1. Olson & Monkmar (R) def. Thompson & Bach, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Anderson & Acker (R) def. Hintsala & Maki, 6-0, 6-2; 3. Rose & Hallie (R) def. Emily Blomberg & Leslie Geleneau, 6-0, 6-0.