MHS tennis picks up pair of road wins
Beats Fargo North 5-0; Fargo Davies 3-2
The Minot Majettes were on the road on Friday and picked up a pair of non-conference wins against two Fargo clubs.
In the first match of the day, Minot came out a 5-0 winner over Fargo North. Then in the second matchup, the Magi edged out Fargo Davies 3-2. Eden Olson, Sydney Fettig and Sienna Ronning represented Minot’s singles players in positions 1-3 respectively, and all recorded victories against Fargo North. Olson was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1 while Ronning was a 6-0, 6-3 winner in the No. 3 slot.
As for Fettig, she needed three sets to put away Sophie Thompson 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 2. Then in doubles play, Minot’s top team of Sofia Egge and Sidney Ressler won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 while the No. 2 team of Morgan Wheeler and Martine Hammer won their match 6-2, 6-0.
The contest against Fargo Davies was far more competitive as Minot went on to a 3-2 win. The Majettes found themselves in an early 0-2 deficit after suffering defeats in the No. 2 and No. 3 singles positions. Meanwhile at the No. 1 slot, Egge rebounded from a first set loss against Paige McCormick to take the next two sets 7-5, 6-1.
In doubles play, Olson and Fettig also won their match in three sets 6-0, 2-6, 6-2. The No. 2 doubles game also went three sets with Hammer and Ronning coming out on top for the Majettes 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 over India Rohl and Lily Wicklow.
Afterwards, Minot head coach Scott DeLorme was quite pleased with the consistent play displayed against Fargo North, as well as how his club fought through adversity to win a grueling contest with Fargo Davies.
“In the first match of the day, we got a solid effort from all five spots,” DeLorme stated. “The second match of the day with Fargo Davies was competitive all the way through. We talked last week after the Mandan loss about competing harder when our backs were against a wall and that’s what happened today. All three of our wins against Davies came after having to battle back from losing sets which is a sign of maturity in match play situations.”
Now 15-1 overall on the season, Minot plans to travel to Bismarck for its next meet on Tuesday. Start time for that meet is slated for 4:15 p.m.