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Lady Lynx notch wins against Madison, Yankton
By By Jill Meier
Challenger editor

October 01. 2013 11:51AM
It was a numbers day for the Lady Lynx at a Madison-hosted tennis triangular last week.

To start off, the back-to-back victories the team posted against the Bulldogs and Yankton Gazelles improved the squad’s season record to 16-4.

Secondly, the Lady Lynx defeated both of their opponents by 8-1 margins.

And lastly but certainly not least, one Lady Lynx – senior Erin Buse – notched her 100th career singles victory, a milestone that no other Brandon Valley player has reached.

“The highlight of this match (against Madison) was that Erin got her 100th career singles win. Not many girls in the state can accomplish this, especially playing No. 1 for three years,” said Lynx head coach Jesse Gladis. “I’m very proud of her and am glad that the years of hard work are paying off for her.”

As for the team, Gladis said they “played well. It was windy and a little hard to adjust right away. We played some close games, then figured things out and finished strong.”

Brandon Valley had success in their top five singles matches and all three doubles matches against both Yankton and Madison. Emily Konz was the lone Lady Lynx to taste defeat Monday. However, the underclassman put up valiant fights against Yankton’s Anne Knoff and Madison’s Katie Bergheim. She dropped a 10-7 loss to Knoff and battled to an 8-6 defeat against Bergheim.

Against the Gazelles, Gladis said the girls “played great tennis and were really consistent. We did our best to let points develop, and we were very patient tonight.”

The Madison match, he said, measured up as well. “The wind died down and we really played some great tennis,” he said.

BV 8, Yankton 1
Singles: Erin Buse (BV) def. Sarah Rockne 10-3; Jessica Sadler (BV) def. Taylor Rothenberger 10-3; Hanna Mutschelknaus (BV) def. Kaitlyn Frank 10-6; Makenzie Marso (BV) def. Alexa Bryan 10-4; Leandra Marais (BV) def. Anna Kokesh 10-1; Anne Knoff (Yan) def. Emily Konz 10-7. Doubles: Buse/Sadler (BV) def. Rockne/Rothenberger 10-6; Mutschelknaus/Marso (BV) def. Bryan/Knoff 10-6; Marais/Konz (BV) def. Frank/Kokesh 10-4

BV 8, Madison 1
Singles: E. Buse def. Mackenzie Dixon 8-1; J. Sadler def. Simone Droge 8-1; H. Mutschelknaus def. Hannah Olson 8-1; M. Marso def. Sydney Swenson 8-1; L. Marias def. Lacee Fedeler 8-1; Katie Bergheim (Mad) def. E. Konz 8-6. Doubles: Buse/Sadler def. Olson/Swenson 8-4; Mutschelknaus/Marso def. Fedeler/Bergheim 8-0; Marais/Konz def. Dixon/Heim 8-0.

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