(above) Senior Sarah Stegenga vollies against her River Valley Coop opponent Monday, Aug. 28, at the Luverne tennis courts.
The Luverne girls’ tennis team beat Lac Qui Parle 5-2 and Montevideo 5-2 on the road Aug. 24, won the Worthington Tournament Aug. 26, and fell to River Valley Coop 4-3 at home Aug. 28.
The Luverne tennis team is scheduled to host Fairmont Tuesday, Aug. 29 and travel to Blue Earth Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Luverne 7, Yellow Medicine East 0
On a balmy and bright morning Tuesday, Aug. 22, the LHS girls’ tennis team beat Yellow Medicine East seven matches to zero at home.
Luverne was scheduled to take on MCCRAY in a second game, but that was canceled due to extreme heat warnings.
LHS versus MCCRAY will be played at a time yet to be determined.
In the No. 1 singles match, senior Sarah Stegenga defeated her opponent in two matches 6-0, 6-0.
The No. 2 singles match was won by senior Rayann Remme in two matches 6-4, 6-5.
In No. 3 singles, senior Morgan Hadler won two matches 6-1, 6-4.
In the No. 4 singles match, junior Corynn Oye won her two matches 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles, the No. 1 match saw juniors Augusta Papik and Caitlin Kindt defeat their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
In the No. 2 doubles match, seniors Roselynn Hartshorn and Cassi Chesley won in two matches 6-0, 6-0.
In No. 3 doubles, junior Katia Jarchow and sophomore Addyson Mann won two matches 6-0, 6-0.
Luverne 5, Lac Qui Parle 2
The Luverne girls’ tennis team went on the road to beat Lac Qui Parle five matches to two Thursday, Aug. 24.
In No. 1 singles, Stegenga lost her first set 3-6 but came back to take the next two sets 6-3 and 10-6 to win the match.
In No. 2 singles, Hadler lost to her opponent 6-2, 6-2.
In No. 3 singles, Remme lost her first set 6-3, came back to win her second set 6-3, but ended losing her third set 10-6 and the match to her opponent.
No. 4 singles player Jarchow beat her opponent 6-3, 6-3.
In the No. 1 doubles match, Papik and Kindt defeated their opponents 6-1 6-2.
In No. 2 doubles, Nath and Oye lost their first set 6-1 and won their last two sets 6-4 and 10-4 to win the match.
In No. 3 doubles, Hartshorn and Chesley won in two sets, 6-2 and 6-3.
Luverne 5, Montevideo 2
The Luverne girls’ tennis team beat Montevideo 5-2 in their second game Thursday, Aug. 24.
In No. 1 singles, Stegenga lost two matches to her opponent 6-0, 6-0.
In No. 2 singles, Hadler was defeated 6-0 and 6-3 in her matches.
In No. 3 singles, Remme won her match 6-2, 6-1.
In No. 4 singles, Jarchow won her first set 6-2, lost her second set 2-6 and won her third set 10-3 to take the match.
In No. 1 doubles, Papik and Kindt beat their opponents 6-2, 6-0.
The No. 2 doubles team of Oye and Nath defeated their opponents 6-2, 6-4.
In No. 3 doubles, Hartshorn and Chesley won their match 6-1, 6-1.
Luverne traveled to Worthington to take part in a four team doubles tournament that included Pipestone, Yellow Medicine, the host Worthington and Luverne.
The three divisions each included two teams from each town.
In the Red Bracket the Luverne team of Papik and Kindt placed first and the team of Stegenga and Hadler placed second.
In the Black Bracket Luverne’s Hartshorn and Chesley took first and Nath and Oye placed third.
In the White Bracket Lizzy Mulder and Hannah Kempema placed first and Remme and Jarchow placed second.
Luverne won the team title followed by Pipestone, Yellow Medicine and then Worthington.
“The girls played great the whole day,” head coach Jon Beers said. “We only lost two matches to teams from other towns.”
River Valley Co-op 4, Luverne 3
River Valley Co-op edged out Luverne 4-2 at home Monday, Aug. 28.
Luverne’s three match losses were in singles play.
In No. 1 singles, Stegenga lost her first set 6-2, came back to take the second set 6-4, and lost the third set 6-0.
In No.2 singles, Hadler was defeated 6-3 and 6-2.
In No. 3 singles, Remme lost to her opponent 6-2, 6-1.
Jarchow lost the first set 6-3, won her second set 6-1, and lost the third set 6-1 in No. 4 singles.
The three Cardinal doubles teams were able to win their matches against River Valley.
In No. 1 doubles, Kindt and Papik defeated their opponents 6-1 and 6-0.
In No. 2 doubles, Hartshorn and Chesley won 6-1, 6-2.
Nath and Oye won 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 doubles.