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Lumberjacks tennis team impresses coach in season opener
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Despite having only one week of practice the Bemidji girls tennis team impressed its coach Monday at the Pine City Invitational.

"It was a long day but the girls played very well," said Lumberjacks coach Mark Fodness. "The format was a best-of-three with no adds and a tie-breaker for the third set. And we were in a lot of tie-breakers."

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Jessica Solberg was the individual winner at second singles while Francesca Huerd and Jenna Lee duplicated the feat at third doubles.

Amy Frosaker contributed a runner-up finish at third singles while Cortne Solberg was fourth at first singles as was the second-doubles tandem of Claire Baumgartner and Haley Pollock.

Mackenzie Schultz captured the consolation championship at fourth singles.

At first doubles the duo of Emma Nielsen and Katie Ditmanson finished seventh.

Solberg did not need any tie-breakers as she dominated her three matches, losing a total of 10 games.

Huerd and Lee rallied for a 2-6, 7-6, (9-7) victory in their opener, posted a 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) win in their second match and captured the title with a 0-6, 6-4, (9-7) triumph.

Frosaker went 2-1, winning 6-7, 6-1, (7-5) and 6-1, 6-0 but losing the title match 1-6, 6-1, (1-7).

"Considering it is early in the season and the meet attracted some of the top Class "A" teams in the state, we played very well," Fodness said. "It was very hot and humid and winning was as much a matter of hanging in there as it was how good you were.

"I didn't care how we finished as a team, I just wanted us to play well," the coach continued. "And we played very well."

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Despite having only one week of practice the Bemidji girls tennis team impressed its coach Monday at the Pine City Invitational.

"It was a long day but the girls played very well," said Lumberjacks coach Mark Fodness. "The format was a best-of-three with no adds and a tie-breaker for the third set. And we were in a lot of tie-breakers."

Jessica Solberg was the individual winner at second singles while Francesca Huerd and Jenna Lee duplicated the feat at third doubles.

Amy Frosaker contributed a runner-up finish at third singles while Cortne Solberg was fourth at first singles as was the second-doubles tandem of Claire Baumgartner and Haley Pollock.

Mackenzie Schultz captured the consolation championship at fourth singles.

At first doubles the duo of Emma Nielsen and Katie Ditmanson finished seventh.

Solberg did not need any tie-breakers as she dominated her three matches, losing a total of 10 games.

Huerd and Lee rallied for a 2-6, 7-6, (9-7) victory in their opener, posted a 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) win in their second match and captured the title with a 0-6, 6-4, (9-7) triumph.

Frosaker went 2-1, winning 6-7, 6-1, (7-5) and 6-1, 6-0 but losing the title match 1-6, 6-1, (1-7).

"Considering it is early in the season and the meet attracted some of the top Class "A" teams in the state, we played very well," Fodness said. "It was very hot and humid and winning was as much a matter of hanging in there as it was how good you were.

"I didn't care how we finished as a team, I just wanted us to play well," the coach continued. "And we played very well."

pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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