Huskies beat Austin girls tennis team in season opener

Published 8:50 pm Thursday, August 26, 2021

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The Austin girls tennis team dropped its season opener to Owatonna by a score of 6-1 in the Owatonna Indoor Center Thursday.

Gracie Schmitt scored a win at No. 2 singles for the Packers (0-1 overall) by winning the last two games 7-5 and 10-7 against Owatonna’s Alex Heumoeller, after dropping the first game 6-0.

“Gracie Schmitt showed great heart,” Austin head coach Jeff Anderson said. “What a great effort. I’m also very happy with our doubles play today. For some new teams to come out in our first match and play that well was really encouraging.”

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No 1 Olivia Herzog (O) Reana Schmitt (A) 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 Gracie Schmitt (A) def. Alex Huemoeller (O) 0-6, 7-5, 10-7

No. 3 Olivia McDermott (O) def. Kaitlin Meiergerd (A) 6-, 6-0

No. 4 Emma Herzog (O) def. Ella Nack (A) 6-0, 6-0


No. 1 Lauren Thamert and Olivia Shaw (O) def. Samantha Krueger and Emma Haugen (A) 6-2, 6-3

No. 2 Ellery Blacker and Ashley Schlauderaff (O) def. Abby VanPelt and Katie VanPelt (A)

No. 3 Elizabeth Roesner and Allison Wasieleski (O) def. Aunica Groh and Kaitlyn Riskedahl (O) 6-4, 6-4