Girls tennis: Stillwater breezes past Royals

 

WOODBURY — A dominating singles performance on Tuesday helped carry the Stillwater girls’ tennis team to a 6-1 Suburban East Conference victory over Woodbury.

The Ponies (2-0 SEC, 4-1) lost just six games combined in four singles matches and also claimed two of the three doubles points.

“I felt like we played a little bit like we had just taken a long weekend, but in the end our singles were strong once again and we were able to pull out two of the three pretty close doubles matches,” Ponies coach Dave Kahl said.

Natalie Phippen did not lose a game while dispatching Katie Kreibech 6-0, 6-0 at first singles and Savannah Johnston added a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Taylor Monkman at second singles. Aliza Deming cruised past Mackenzie Schurhamer 6-0, 6-1 at the third spot and Jenna Sherrick had little trouble at fourth singles in a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Brooke Hays.

Two of the doubles matches needed three sets to decide and Stillwater claimed one of those as Shelby Ahrendt and Shelby Anderson held off Shannah Stevenson and Angie Drehmol 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, (10-6) at the first spot. Playing at third doubles, Maggie Corman and Jackie Ellingson stopped Lisa Blaut and Greta Eisenrich 7-5, 6-3.

Woodbury’s lone point came at second doubles where Claire Proesch and Yssa Yasis pulled out a 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, (10-7) victory over Hannah Quinn and Robbie Ellingson.

n Stillwater also won two of three exhibition doubles matches on Tuesday. The team of Amanda Williams and Remi Larson won 6-4 while Emily Frenchik and Clara Illka prevailed by the score of 6-1.

 

Stillwater 6, Woodbury 1

Singles

No. 1 — Natalie Phippen (St) def. Katie Kreibech, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 — Savannah Johnson (St) def. Taylor Monkman, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3 — Aliza Deming (St) def. Mackenzie Schurhamer, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4 — Jenna Sherrick (St) def. Brooke Hays, 6-1, 6-1.

 

Doubles

No. 1 — Shelby Ahrendt- Shelby Anderson (St) def. Shannah Stevenson-Angie Drehmol, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, (10-6).

No. 2 — Claire Proesch-Yssa Yasis (Wo) def. Hannah Quinn-Robbie Ellingson, 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, (10-7).

No. 3 — Maggie Corman-Jackie Ellingson (St) def. Lisa Blaut-Greta Eisenrich, 7-5, 6-3.

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