Packers get ninth dual win of the season

Austin whips Winona

in makeup meet

By Post-Bulletin staff

The Austin High girls tennis team improved to 9-1 on the season with a win over Winona in a makeup on Monday afternoon at Wescott Field.


Winning three singles matches pushed the Austin Packers to a 5-2 win over the Winona Winhawks in the Big Nine Conference dual meet. The top three singles players for Austin all won in straight sets. The Packers also won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles on the day.

"Leading the way for the Packers was Autumn Jurgensen who played her best match this year by not giving up a game to Rachel Sanvik of Winona, who is quite the player," Austin coach Tom Tauchnitz said. "Jenni Fisher and Laura Astrup ground out a tough match at No. 2 doubles by winning 6-4, 6-3. The girls continue to play well."

Hanna Middlebrook and Catherine Wagner of Austin both won their singles matches by identical 6-1, 6-3 scores. This dominance continued on the doubles side with Austin’s No. 1 duo of Gretchen Hebrink and Kathryn Gavin losing only two points in a straight set sweep.

The final two doubles matches were a bit closer. Fisher and Astrup were pushed in their straight set win at No. 2 doubles. Kira Potach and Sophie Hebrink at No. 3 doubles for Austin battled into a third set before losing to the Winona duo.

"Our girls played a hard fought match at No. 3 doubles, but came up short in a close 6-3 loss in the third set," Tauchnitz concluded. "The Packers are going to have their toughest test of the year (today) against Rochester Century at the Paulson tennis courts."


Singles — Hanna Middlebrook (A) def. Madison Slocum 6-1, 6-3; Autumn Jurgensen (A) def. Rachel Sanvik 6-0, 6-0; Cathrine Wagner (A) def. Krissa Foegen 6-1, 6-3; Katelyn Glenna (W) def. Lizzie Gunter (A) 6-2, 6-2. Doubles — Gretchen Hebrink/Kathryn Gavin (A) def. Alex Eddy/Maria Zivkovic 6-0, 6-2; Jenni Fisher/Laura Astrup (A) def. Tia Thompson/Chelsea Bambennek 6-4, 6-3; Andrea Jurkovic/Olivia Echkoff (W) def. Kira Potach/Sophie Hebrink 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Report compiled by Scott Kolb

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