Roseau Girls' Tennis Loses in the Section 8A Quarterfinals


October 19, 2019

The varsity team is ready for their Section 8A quarterfinal. Back row (L-R): Charlene Grahn, Masynn Janicke, Anika Stoskopf. Middle row (L-R): Lindsay McFarlane, Kiersten Flaig, Haylee Bennett, Maddy Verbout, Ella Trangsrud, Emma Zimmerman. Front row (L-R): Julia Braaten, Olivia Urness.

by Jeff Swanson

After a regular season that saw the Rams climb up the Section 8A rankings, the girls entered the playoffs as the #5 ranked team and opened play against the #4 seeded Crookston Pirates. Roseau had lost to Crookston 4-3 near the end of the regular season, so it looked like a close match was at hand.

In the quarterfinal round against Crookston, familiar faces led the way for Roseau. Playing at 1st doubles, Kiersten Flaig/Lindsay McFarlane needed tiebreakers in both of their sets but prevailed in a 7-6(4), 7-6(7) match. Another close match at 3rd doubles went the Rams' way,...

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