Lady Lynx keep focus against inexperienced Pipestone squad
October 01. 2013 11:08AM
The Pipestone Arrows were no match for the Lady Lynx last Tuesday, as Brandon Valley blanked their Minnesota guests, 9-0.
Brandon Valley head coach Jesse Gladis said that while Pipestone is in a rebuilding year, the Lady Lynx maintained their focus to pull off the sweep.
“They were pretty young and haven’t had a lot of success this year,” Gladis said of the 1-8 Arrows. “Our girls played solid tennis after a day where they really played well. It would have been easy to come out and overestimate Pipestone, but the girls really played with good focus.”
Brandon Valley won all but 10 games against the Arrows.
Pipestone’s best challenge came in the No. 3 singles match. Tayla Sysavath generated three game wins (6-2, 6-1) in the two-set competition against Brandon Valley’s Hanna Mutschelknaus.
Five of Brandon Valley’s match victories were 6-0 sweeps. Thos wins were posted by Jessica Sadler (No. 2 singles), Makenzie Marso (No. 4), Leandra Marais (No. 5), Emily Konz (No. 6) and the No. 1 doubles team of Erin Buse and Sadler.
The 9-0 win improves Brandon Valley to 14-4 on the season. The Lady Lynx will compete for the Metro Conference crown this Saturday at Kuehn Park in Sioux Falls, with play getting underway at 9 a.m. Next Tuesday, the Mitchell Kernels pay a visit to the Lynx courts at 4 p.m.
BV 9, Pipestone 0
Singles: Erin Buse def. Abby Steffen 6-1, 6-1; Jessica Sadler def. Nicole Scotting 6-0, 6-0; Hanna Mutschelknaus def. Tayla Sysavath 6-2, 6-1; Makenzie Marso def. Sarah Woelber 6-0, 6-0; Leandra Marais def. Maya Bledsoe 6-0, 6-0; Emily Konz def. Kirsten Houg 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Buse/Sadler def. Veronica Johnson/Steffen 6-0, 6-0; Mutschelknaus/Marso def. Sysavath/Woelber 6-2, 6-0; Marais/Konz def. Bledsoe/Tori Vanessen 6-2, 6-0.