Raiders win tennis section matchupThe section girls tennis tournament got off to a great start for the Hastings Raiders. HHS beat Austin on Tuesday, 6-1, to advance to the second round of the tournament.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The section girls tennis tournament got off to a great start for the Hastings Raiders. HHS beat Austin on Tuesday, 6-1, to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Hastings plays today (Thursday) at Rochester Mayo in the second round. If Hastings wins, they’ll play again Tuesday.
The individual section tournament begins Thursday, Oct. 14.
In the match against Austin, Hastings won three of the four spots at singles.
Lindsey Reinisch cruised at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-0.
Morgan Tjomsland had a close match at second singles and ended up winning, 6-7, 6-2, 1-0.
“She was up really big in the first set,” Hastings coach Craig Raway said. “Her opponent started playing better, and Morgan let her back in. In the second set, she dug in and played the aggressor a little more and then took control.”
The third set tiebreaker was close, too. Tjomsland fell behind on points, 6-1, before coming back and winning 15-13.
Hailey Lundquist won at third singles, 6-0, 6-4.
Caitlyn Judge lost at fourth singles, 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles, Kirsten Peterson and Shanna Burgmeier won 6-2, 6-4.
Erika Nielsen and Ashley Addison teamed up at second doubles and won 6-4, 6-2.
Jessica Wassink and Jill Wienzettel won 6-2, 6-4.
Vs East Ridge
Hastings beat East Ridge on Thursday, 6-1, to close out the regular season.
“Everybody came through,” Raway said. “Our singles lineup played extremely well, from top to bottom.”
Reinisch won at first singles, 6-1, 6-0.
Peterson won at second singles, 6-4, 6-3.
Tjomsland won at third singles, 6-1, 6-1.
Hannah Carlson won at fourth singles, 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles, Burgmeier and Nielsen lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Addison and Dabruzzi won at second doubles, 7-5, 6-2.
Wassink and Judge won at third doubles, 6-3, 6-4.
The match was the final regular season one for the seniors, including four who spent a lot of years on varsity.
Reinisch, Burgmeier, Dabruzzi and Wassink all were fixtures on varsity for years.
“They’ve been in the lineup now for a couple years, and all of them wanted to go out there this year and make it a good season,” Raway said. “They worked hard in the offseason, and it paid off.”