Austin Packers girls tennis team downs Winona Cotter 5-2 in non-conference action

The Austin Packers girls tennis team played host to a veteran Winona Cotter Ramblers squad at the Wescott Athletic Complex Tuesday.  The Ramblers featured eight seniors and two juniors in their lineup Tuesday, but it was the Packers sweeping all three doubles matches on their way to a 5-2, non-conference win.

Gracie Schmitt and Yazmine Huerta provided wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles, respectively, for Austin Tuesday as Schmitt downed Anna Piechowski of Cotter in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, and Huerta picked up her first win of the year by defeating Mary Moore of the Ramblers 6-4, 7-6.  In doubles, Abby and Katie VanPelt saw their first action of the season for the Packers Tuesday, and they were able to down Hannah Casselman and Aaliyah Breza of Cotter in striaght sets 6-4, 6-3.   Seanna Kubas and Jenna Hetzel of Austin defeated Kendra Fritts and Julia Staff of the Ramblers 6-2, 6-2, and Kaitlyn Riskedahl and Ella Nack of the Packers were a winner in straight sets over Emily Soddy and Katy Staff of Cotter 6-0, 6-3.

Austin returns to action in the Big 9 Conference at the Wescott Athletic Complex Thursday afternoon versus Mankato West, with the action scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m.

Cotter High School & Junior High School – 2, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – 5,

Singles:
No. 1 – Gracie Schmitt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Anna Piechowski, Cotter High School & Junior High School, 6-0 , 6-1 , -;
No. 2 – Grace Renk, Cotter High School & Junior High School def. Emma Haugen, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-3 , 6-0 , -;
No. 3 – Olivia Moore, Cotter High School & Junior High School def. Vida Curtis, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 2-6 , 6-2 , 6-1 ;
No. 4 – Yazmine Huerta, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Mary Moore, Cotter High School & Junior High School, 6-4 , 7-6 (4), -;

Doubles:
No. 1 – Abby VanPelt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Katie VanPelt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Hannah Casselman, Cotter High School & Junior High School – Aaliyah Breza, Cotter High School & Junior High School, 6-4 , 6-3 , -;
No. 2 – Seanna Kubas, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Jenna Hetzel, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Kendra Fritts, Cotter High School & Junior High School – Julia Staff, Cotter High School & Junior High School, 6-2 , 6-2 , -;
No. 3 – Kaitlyn Riskedahl, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Ella Nack, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Emily Soddy, Cotter High School & Junior High School – Katy Staff, Cotter High School & Junior High School, 6-0 , 6-3 , -;

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