Austin Packers girls’ tennis team earns back-to-back road wins with 5-2 victory at Faribault Wednesday

The Austin Packers girls’ tennis team was back on the road Wednesday at Faribault for a Big 9 Conference match with the Falcons, and it was the Packers earning back-to-back road wins as they swept the three doubles matches on their way to a 5-2 win.

Gracie Schmitt won her fifth Big 9 match at #1 singles this season Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-1 straight-sets win over Stacie Petricka of Faribault, and Emma Haugen was also victorious at #4 singles for the Packers with a win over Leah Nowaczewski of the Falcons 6-0, 6-1.  It was all Austin in the doubles matches as Samantha Krueger and Reana Schmitt of the Packers were 6-2, 6-1 winners over Grace Brazil and Nell Gibbs of Faribault.  Abby and Katie VanPelt of Austin were winners in straight sets over Olivia Bolster and Amairani Rosas of the Falcons 6-2, 6-1 and Aunica Groh and Vida Curtis of the Packers swept Whitney Huberty and Beata Christianson of Faribault in straight sets 6-4, 6-0.

Austin will return to action on Saturday at an invitational at Waconia wich will also involve Jordan and Mankato East.  Start time for the invitational on Saturday is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – 5, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS) – 2,

No. 1 – Gracie Schmitt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Stacie Petricka, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS), 6-4 , 6-1 , -;
No. 2 – Lindsay Rauenhorst, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS) def. Kaitlin Meiergerd, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-1 , 6-0 , -;
No. 3 – Hailey Reuvers, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS) def. Riley Hetzel, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-2 , 6-3 , -;
No. 4 – Emma Haugen, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Leah Nowaczewski, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS), 6-0 , 6-1 , -;

No. 1 – Samantha Krueger, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Reana Schmitt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Grace Brazil, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS) – Nell Gibbs, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS), 6-2 , 6-1 , -;
No. 2 – Abby VanPelt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Katie VanPelt, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Olivia Bolster, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS) – Amairani Rosas, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS), 6-2 , 6-1 , -;
No. 3 – Aunica Groh, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Vida Curtis, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Whitney Huberty, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS) – Beata Christianson, Faribault Co-Op (GIRLS), 6-4 , 6-0 , -;