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Austin girls tennis team drops season opener

The Austin girls tennis team opened its season with a 7-0 loss to Rochester Mayo at the Albert Lea triangular Tuesday.

The Packers (0-1 overall, 0-1 Big Nine) had their match against AL postponed due to rain.

Against Mayo, the Austin duo of Kellie Baier and Tara Watkins played strong in the second set as they lost 6-0, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles.

Rochester Mayo 7, Austin 0

Singles

No. 1 Emily Norman (M) def. Emily Sayles 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 Amalin Sorajja (M) def. Mariel Flaherty (A) 6-0, 6-2

No. 3 Ani Bulbulian (M) def. Sarah Bachmeier (A) 6-1, 6-1

No. 4 Mia Ikeda (M) def. Katie Jensen (A) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1 Kailee Johnson and Ellen Baranczyk (M) def. Kellie Baier and Tara Watkins (A) 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 Sutton Julsrud and Taylor Julsrud (M) def. Amy Stoulil and Kaitlyn Schammel (A) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Kaitelyn Schultz and Grace Pingree (M) def. Madison Tabor and Emily Eich (A) 6-1, 6-0