Aug. 27: 4-3 Win over USC
The heavy winds at the Belle Plaine Athletic Complex on Tuesday, Aug. 27, couldn’t stop the Tigers as they fought their way to a 4-3 victory over United South Central, a team that has historically produced close matches for the home team.
At first singles, senior Katie Piampiano played at her pace and utilized a combination of skillful shots and deep returns to notch a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Daylyn Huper who struggled to maintain her rhythm.
At the second spot, Belle Plaine’s Kadence Bran De Leon lost a hard-fought match to Delaney Weber. In her 2-6 and 4-6 losses, Bran De Leon struggled to dial in her power to effectively counter Weber’s lighter returns.
Belle Plaine senior Isabella England bided her time and showed her temperance in her 2-1 victory over Trinity Seedorf at third singles. After losing the first set 3-6, England fired back with a one sided 6-1 victory after a 20-minute rain delay. Their final game saw eight deuces, and after a deep ground stroke that forced an error from Seedorf, England sealed the deal for the 6-4 win.
At fourth singles, USC’s Sarah Mantor bested Emma Driehorst 6-1 and 6-4.
At the first spot, Belle Plaine’s Abby Bristlin and Kimberly Teal took decisive 6-2 and 6-3 victories.
Courtney Eppen and Elissa Moonen from Belle Plaine showed their patience after beating USC’s Maya Zebro and Olivia Schwartz 6-3. The USC pair fired back with a 6-3 win of their own, bringing the contest to a third set. The Belle Plaine pair came out swinging and maintained a one-game lead until the final game, which they won 6-4.
At third doubles, Tigers Kamryn Stier and Elliana Fahey fought hard but fell 5-7 to Kelsie Chapman and Macy Zebro. The USC pair then mounted a decisive 6-1 victory to seal the deal.
Aug. 29: 0-7 Loss to Hutchinson
A full report will be available in next week’s Herald.
2019 BPHS Girls’ Tennis Results and Schedule
Aug. 17 - Annandale 7, BP 0; Long Prairie-Gray Eagle 0, BP 7
Aug. 22 - Chanhassen 4, BP 3
Aug. 23 - St. Peter 5, BP 2
Aug. 26 - 4:30 p.m. vs. Blue Earth Area-Rescheduled for Sept. 26
Aug. 27 - United South Central 3, BP 4
Aug. 29 -Hutchinson 7, BP 0
Sept. 3 - 4:15 p.m.@ Le Sueur-Henderson High School
Sept. 7 - 9:00 a.m. @ St. James Tournament
Sept. 9 - 4:00 p.m. @ Holy Family Catholic High School
Sept. 10 - 4:15 p.m. @ Maple River High School
Sept. 12 - 4:15 p.m. vs. Tri-City United
Sept. 14 - 8:30 a.m. @ East Ridge High School
Sept. 16 - 4:30 p.m. @ New Ulm High School
Sept. 17 - 4:15 p.m. @ Southwest Christian High School
Sept. 19 - 4:15 p.m. vs. Sibley East
Sept. 24 - 4:15 p.m. @ Jordan Middle School