Century blanks Austin tennis team

Published 1:18 am Friday, September 4, 2009

The Austin girls tennis team couldn’t keep up with Rochester Century in a 7-0 loss at Paulson Courts Thursday.

The Packers (3-5 overall, 0-2 Big Nine) put up a good fight in No. 2 singles where Sophie Hebrink lost 6-3, 6-4 and No. 2 doubles where Kaitlyn Orcutt and Mary Kate Barinka lost 6-4, 6-3.

“Sophie continues to improve and played an extremely tough player today. She battled hard and fell a little short with a very strong effort,” Austin head coach Thomas Tauchnitz said. “Mary Kate and Kaitlyn had a very close match. It seemed like every game went to about 10 deuces. They battled back and forth all day but experience played a part in that match and they were battle tested.”

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Tauchnitz was pleased how his squad battled against a Panthers team that is a perennial power in tennis.

“I was really excited about our effort today,” he said. “The girls played very hard against a team that was heavily favored. I like the fact that the girls really went for it.”


No. 1 Kelsey Frechette (C) def. Laura Astrup (A) 6-0 6-0

No. 2 Mary Ellen Donovan (C) def. Sophie Hebrink (A) 6-3 6-4

No. 3 Jory Kirchner (C) def. Megan Zastoupil (A) 6-2 6-3

No. 4 Nicole Phillips (C) def. Ashley Flahrety (A) 6-1 6-1


No. 1 Katie Aney/Mardy Kirchner (C) def. Nina Carney/Sam Brucker (A) 6-0 6-0

No. 2 Katie Plunket/Kristi Baker (C) def. Kaitlyn Orcutt/Mary Kate Barinka (A) 6-4 6-3

No. 3 Katie Smet Sara Manulick (C) def. Alex Larson/Jordan Flahrety (A) 6-2 6-2