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Packers get ninth dual win of the season

Austin whips Winona

in makeup meet

By Post-Bulletin staff

sports@postbulletin.com

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.

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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."

AUSTIN 5, WINONA 2

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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