Austin tennis team falls to Mankato West

Published 10:24 pm Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Packer girls tennis team lost to Mankato West 5-2 at Paulson Courts Thursday.

Austin (5-10 overall, 1-6 Big Nine) got wins from the no. 1 doubles team of Laura Astrup and Sophie Hebrink and No. 3 singles player Katlyn Orcutt.

Astrup and Hebrink won their first match together as doubles partners by a score of 6-4, 7-5 and Orcutt won her first singles match 6-4, 7-5.

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“I shook up the line up a little because we just weren’t competitive with our current line up and I was pleasantly surprised,” Austin head coach Thomas Tauchnitz said. “ We played hard today and we came up short but we were a heck of a lot more competitive. We will take another shot at it next Tuesday in Albert Lea.”

No. 1 singles player Nina Carney lost her match 6-4, 6-3, and Megan Zastoupil dropped the No. 2 singles match 6-3, 6-2.