Austin Packers girls tennis downs Albert Lea 5-2 Tuesday

The Austin Packers girls tennis team took on I-90 rival Albert Lea in a Homecoming week match at the Wescott Tennis Courts Tuesday, and in a marathon in the heat that saw some matches last until darkness was falling, it was the Packers coming out on top with a 5-2 victory.

Picking up wins for Austin were Gracie Schmitt at No. 1 singles, as she defeated Rachel Doppelhammer of the Tigers in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, and Emma Haugen at No. 2 singles outdueled Alyssa Jensen of Albert Lea in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.  Yazmine Huerta prevailed for Austin in a three-set match at No. 4 singles that saw momentum swing back and forth with Cydney Pathammavong of the Tigers as Huerta was victorious 7-6 (4), 1-6 and 6-0.  Seanna Kubas and Jenna Hetzel of the Packers were winners in straight sets at No. 2 doubles as they downed Jenna Hetzel and Lilly Hyke of the Tigers 6-2, 6-0, and Kaitlyn Riskedahl and Vida Curtis of Austin swept their way past Ava Bremer and Emma Prihoda of Albert Lea at No. 3 doubles, 6-2 and 6-2.

The Packers return to action next Monday at Cannon Falls for a non-conference matchup with the Bombers, with the action scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. that afternoon.


No. 1 – Gracie Schmitt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Rachel Doppelhammer, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH, 6-0 , 6-1 , -;
No. 2 – Emma Haugen, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Alyssa Jensen, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH, 6-4 , 3-6 , 7-5 ;
No. 3 – Bree Weilage, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH def. Ella Nack, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-1 , 6-1 , -;
No. 4 – Yazmine Huerta, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Cydney Pathammavong, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH, 7-6 (4), 1-6 , 6-0 ;

No. 1 – Hannah Willner, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH – Marissa Hanson, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH def. Abby VanPelt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Katie VanPelt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3), -;
No. 2 – Seanna Kubas, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Jenna Hetzel, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Lilly Hyke, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH – Ashlyn Berven, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH, 6-2 , 6-0 , -;
No. 3 – Kaitlyn Riskedahl, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Vida Curtis, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Ava Bremer, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH – Emma Prihoda, ALBERT LEA SENIOR HIGH, 6-2 , 6-2 , -;