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Bucs heading to State

BEA tennis girls down Fairmont, USC, St. James in Section

October 8, 2017
Robert Brewer - Register Staff Writer , Faribault County Register

In order to clinch a berth in the state tournament, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers would have to contend with perennial powerhouse St. James Saints, led by Hall of Fame head coach Les Zellmann. The BEA girls got the job done against their formidable foe, 4-3.

BEA sophomore Macie Stevermer fell short in her No. 1 singles match with Renata Hernandez, 6-0, 6-0. However, the girls from Blue Earth rebounded nicely as Julia Hanson, Arika Howard, and Ta Armstrong all won their singles matches.

Hanson took care of Ellie Becker, 7-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 slot. Howard finished off Abby Bright, 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 3 position. Armstrong came out on top, 6-1, 6-4, against Luci Kulseth in the No. 4 spot.

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They did it! The Buccaneer girls tennis team capped off a terrific regular season with a fantastic effort in sectional competition. BEA is now headed to State.

In doubles action, BEA's No. 1 team of Malarie Scholtes and Carissa Engesser fell to Hannah Loewen and Jaelyn Haler in two sets, 7-5, 6-1. Blue Earth Area's No. 3 doubles team of Sydney Blagg and Cali Beyer also lost to St. James in a grueling three setter.

Meanwhile, the Bucs' No. 2 unit of McKenna Dutton and Carissa Engesser got the job done against Clare Lepp and Miranda Tetzloff, 6-2, 6-0. Results of individual section competition will be available in next week's edition of the Faribault County Register.

BEA 4, USC 3

The girls from Blue Earth Area came away victorious in their semi-final showdown with United South Central on Oct. 5.

BEA's No. 1 singles player Macie Stevermer lost to UCS's Emma Barnd, 6-3, 6-0. Blue Earth Area's Julia Hanson also lost her singles match with United South Central's Carley Weber, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 2 position.

In the No. 3 and No. 4 singles position, Arika Howard and Ta Armstrong both won their matchups with relative ease. While Howard won her battle 6-0, 6-1, Armstrong won hers 6-2, 6-0.

In doubles competition, BEA's No. 1 tandem of Malarie Scholtes and Carissa Engesser lost a tough three set match against Daylyn Huper and Madison Loegering.

Meanwhile, McKenna Dutton and Britt Howard held on for a 7-6 win in their first set against Alyson Swanson and Trinity Seedorf. The second set was much easier for the Blue Earth Area girls as they coasted for a 6-1 win.

In the No. 3 position, Sydney Blagg and Cali Beyer combined for a 6-2, 6-3 win for the Bucs.

BEA 7, Fairmont 0

The Blue Earth Area Bucs tennis team was so locked in and focused during their Section quarterfinal showdown with Fairmont, not even Mother Nature could derail them. While part of their Monday, Oct. 2 meet with Fairmont was postponed until the next day due to weather, it was business as usual for the BEA tennis squad once action resumed.

It was a clean sweep of all seven matches as the girls from Blue Earth Area did not drop a single set in the meet. At the No. 1 position, BEA's Macie Stevermer squared off against Sydney Hainy and took care of matters, 6-2, 6-2. In the No. 2 slot, senior Julia Hanson represented the Bucs with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Claire Nemmers.

In the No. 3 single spot, Blue Earth Area's Arika Howard continued her winning ways as she defeated Magie Totzke of Fairmont, 6-2, 6-4. As for the No. 4 position, Bucs' freshman Ta Armstrong took care of Cardinals' junior Makena Rodriguez in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Malarie Scholtes and Carissa Engesser won 6-2, 7-5, over Brittany Bass and Brianna Joseph of Fairmont. The No. 2 doubles unit of McKenna Dutton and Britt Howard coasted to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Lauren Green and Bergen Senf.

In doubles No. 3 play, Sydney Blagg and Cali Beyer outlasted the Fairmont combination of Emily O' Connor and Lauren Davis, 7-5, 6-3.

St. James


While BEA girls tennis has flourished as a team this season, it was a mixed bag of results during last Saturday's quadrangular in St. James.

During the tournament, BEA's No. 1 singles player Macie Stevermer was bested by Renata Hernandez of St. James, 6-0, 6-1 in the first round. In rounds two and three, Stevermer was defeated by Clare Palen of Rochester Lourdes, 6-0, 6-0, and Josie Carlson of St. Peter, 6-0, 6-1 respectively.

As for Blue Earth Area senior Julia Hanson, she went on to beat St. James freshman Ellie Becker in her first round matchup, 6-4, 6-1. Hanson was unable to build on that momentum into round two as she fell to Lil Elofsen of St. Peter, 6-3, 6-3. Hanson's third round competition against Natalie Allison of Rochester Lourdes ended with a 6-0, 6-0 loss.

Arika Howard and Ta Armstrong each came away with two singles victories in the four team tournament.

Howard rebounded from a 6-0, 6-1 first round loss and defeated Amelia Hildebrandt of St. Peter, 6-1, 6-1. Howard also cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win over St. James senior Abby Bright in round three.

Armstrong won a three setter and also topped Luci Kulseth of SJA, 6-3, 6-3.



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