Girls tennis: Austin drops a pair in Winona

Published 6:25 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Austin girls tennis team opened its season with a pair of losses as it lost 7-0 to Winona and fell short 5-2 to Mankato West in Winona Tuesday.

The No. 4 doubles team of Maisy Bothun and Tori Watkins picked up their first varsity win for the Packers (0-2 overall, 0-2 Big Nine) when they beat Mankato West’s McKenna Schreiber and Julia Ulman by scores of 7-6, 3-6, 11-9. Laura Wernimont of Austin won the No. 4 singles match over West’s Madison Piemens-Schunk 6-2, 6-0.

“Maisy and Tori played really well today and their efforts paid off in this match.  Lauren Wernimont played a great match to get her win,” Austin head coach Jeff Anderson said. “Overall we are getting better. We just need to keep playing and learning as the season continues.”

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Winona 7, Austin 0


No. 1 Emma Heinert (W) def. Reana Schmitt (A) 6-2, 6-1

No. 2 Ari Jacobs (W) def. Chloe Schmitt (A) 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 Molly Heinert (W) def. Gracie Schmitt (A) 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 Julia Reeck (W) def. Lauren Wernimont (A) 7-5, 6-3


No. 1 Mac Leaf and Abby Fratzke (W) def. Madison Hogan and Jadyn Moriarty (A) 6-0, 5-7, 10-8

No. 2 Grace Buswell and Jaida Oudel (W) def. Rachel Christenson and Kali Meiergerd (A) 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 Marissa Mcnally and Adele Jacobsen (W) def. Maisy Bothun and Tori Watkins (A) 7-6, 3-0, 10-6

Mankato West 5, Austin 2


No. 1 Lauryn Douglas (MW) def. Reana Schmitt (A) 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 Anna Egeland (MW) def. Chloe Schmitt, (A) 6-4, 6-3

No. 3 Payton Douglas (MW) def. Gracie Schmitt (A) 6-2, 6-0

No. 4 Lauren Wernimont (A) def. Madison Plemens-Schunk (MW) 6-2, 6-0


No. 1 Kelsey Goetll and Elli Kim (MW) def. Madison Hogan and Jadyn Moriarty (A) 6-3, 6-0

No. 2 Safron Blais and Lillian Schmidt (MW) def. Rachel Christenson and Kali Meiergerd (A) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Maisy Bothun and Tori Watkins, (A) def. Mckenna Schreiber and Julia Ulman (MW) 7-6, 3-6, 11-9