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Girls Tennis: Hastings goes 2-0 over last two weeks

Sophomore Anri Sakakbira has moved around the different singles spots so far this season. Photo courtesy of Beck Photography1 / 3
Erika Henrichs split her doubles matches alongside Elizabeth Henrichs. Photo courtesy of Beck Photography2 / 3
Senior Emily Beyer won both her matches last week at No. 1 singles. Photo courtesy of Beck Photography3 / 3

The Hastings Raiders girls' tennis team beat the Tartan Titans, 7-0, last week on Sept. 6 and then followed up that win with another over South St. Paul, 6-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Results of last nights match against Henry Sibley were not yet available. The Raiders traveled to Eagan Saturday morning for an invitational, went to Simley on Monday, Sept. 17, and hosted Mahtomedi on Sept. 20.

It was a clean sweep for Hastings over the Titans. Senior Emily Beyer took No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0 and junior Amy Roach won in No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-2. Sophomore Anri Sakakibara was victorious in No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-0 and fellow sophomore Skylar Tjomsland finished the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-0 win for No. 4 singles.

Playing doubles were senior Elizabeth Henrichs and sophomore Erika Henrichs, who won No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-0. Seniors Anna Lindner and Morgan Reinardy took No. 2 doubles 6-0, 6-1 and seniors Lauren Jelley and Alexandra Doughty won No. 3 doubles 6-1, 6-0.

Against South St. Paul it was another sweep of singles for the Raiders. Beyer won No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-3, Sakakibara took No. 2 singles 6-4, 6-0, Roach prevailed in No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2 and Doughty won No. 4 singles 7-5, 4-6 (10-5). In doubles Henrichs and Henrichs fell in the No. 1 slot 6-2, 6-3, Lindner and Reinardy won No. 2 doubles 6-3, 6-2 and Jelley and sophomore Audrey Langworthy took No. 3 doubles 6-2, 6-3.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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