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Packer girls tennis team beats Faribault in home opener

The Austin girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season when it topped Faribault 5-2 in its home opener Paulson Tennis courts Tuesday.

The Packers (1-4 overall, 1-4 Big Nine) swept the singles matches and sophomore Sarah Bachmeier won a nail-biter as she won the No. 3 match 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) (10-2).

Austin’s Kellie Baier returns a ball during the No. 1 doubles match against Faribault Tuesday afternoon at Paulson Courts. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin’s Kellie Baier returns a ball during the No. 1 doubles match against Faribault Tuesday afternoon at Paulson Courts. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Mariel Flaherty, Emily Sayles and Katie Jensen all won their singles matches in two sets for Austin.

Singles

No. 1 Mariel Flaherty (A) def. Maddy Drevlow (F) 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 Emily Sayles (A) def. Brianna Peterson (F) 6-1, 6-2

No. 3 Sarah Bachmeier (A) def. Chau Truong (F) 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) (10-2)

No. 4 Katie Jensen (A) def. Kylie Petrkka (F) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1 Sarah Kendall and Emily Kendall (F) def. Kellie Baier and Tara Watkins (A) 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 Erica Johnsrud and Abby Goodwin (F) def. Kaitlyn Schammel and Amy Stoulil (A) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4) (10-6)

No. 3 Katelyn Mentz and Kyra Walters (A) def. Rachel Bostwick and Laura Huffstutter (F) 5-0 (default)