Trojan tennis team off to good start, despite rain

New Prague traveled to Glencoe Thursday, Aug. 28, for the Glencoe-Silver Lake Invitational. They were able to defeat one opponent, but never had the chance to face the other two teams at the meet due to rain.

New Prague faced Belle Plaine in the first round, and had a 6-0 lead when the rains came, suspending play in the final point.

Glencoe/Silver Lake

New Prague swept the singles with ease, allowing the Tigers to win only four games. No. 1 singles player Liz Gunderson won her match 6-1, 6-1, while Megan Kubes defeated her foe 6-1, 6-0. Anna Witty had the same score in her No. 3 match, and Kelsey Stupica shut out her opponent in two sets.

In doubles, Teresa Higgins and Tanya Halloran outlasted their Tiger foes 7-5, 6-2, and Sara Kelly and Allie Mahowald defeated their opponents in a tie-breaker 6-1, 5-7 (10-6).

Allison Stupica and Jenna Bangasser led their match 5-3 when the rains came.

New Prague Invitational

Rochester Century edged the Trojans for first place in the four-team invitational at New Prague Saturday, scoring 23 points, while New Prague had 22, Maple River 17 and Faribault 8.

New Prague had one first place, and six second place finishes, while Century had four firsts, a second and two thirds.

Senior Liz Gunderson won two of three matches, and took first place at NO. 1 singles. She defeated Ann Felber of Maple River 6-2, 6-0, lost to Tonja Fling of Faribault 3-6, 6-1 (7-3), and beat Ann Fuller of Century 6-1, 6-4. Fuller beat Fling, and Gunderson took first based on total games won.

At No. 2 singles, Kubes defeated Emily Frueh of Century 6-1, 6-0, and Erynn Jensen of Mape River 6-4, 6-5, and Ellen Jensen of Faribault 2-6, 6-1 (7-5). She took second to Jensen, who in losing to Kubes, won nine gmaes, giving her 33 games to Kubes' 32.

At No. 3 singles, Ann Witty won two of three matches, beating Kelli Burger of Maple river 6-3, 6-1, losing to Beth Hansen of Century 6-1, 6-3 and beating Karly Novak of Maple river 6-3, 6-0, to take second behind Hansen.

Kelsey Stupica won two matches. She lost to her opponent from Century 6-2, 4-6 (7-3), then defeated Faribault 6-4, 6-5 and Maple River 5-6, 6-5 (7-3). Whitney Rossow of Maple River took first.

New Prague's Higgins and Halloran won all three matches at No. 1 doubles, but took second to Century, a team they defeated in a tie-breaker, 6-4, 2-6 (7-2). They also defeated Maple River 6-1, 6-4 and Faribault 6-0, 6-2

At No. 2 doubles, Mahowald and Kelly defeated Faribault 6-0. 6-0, lost to Century 6-3, 6-2 and beat Maple River 6-1, 6-3 to take second behind Century. Bangasser and Allison Stupica won two of three matches, beating Faribault 6-5, 3-6 (7-5), losing to Century 6-1, 6-0 and beating Maple river 6-1, 6-45, to take second behind Century.

New Prague was scheduled to play at Chaska Tuesday afternoon (see results in scoreboard). On Wednesday, they host Mound-Westonka at 4 p.m., and on Friday, they play at Le Sueur-Henderson at 3:15 p.m. next week, they are at St. Peter on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and at Hutchinson on Thursday, Sept. 9.

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