|9/12/2019 2:27:00 PM|
Vikes lose close battle to Cambridge
Cambridge-Isanti 6, North Branch 1
On a beautiful early fall day the Vikes carried on their homestand against the Bluejackets of Cambridge-Isanti.
The neighbors to the west usually have a strong squad, and Thursday, September 5, they came with another group that pushed the Vikes to find opportunities to score.
The Vikes responded in kind however, and a great tennis battle ensued. Even though North Branch came out on the short end 1-6, there were many great matches out there that it was a great day for both teams.
In singles, Miaya Volkman and Katelyn Pascavage battled at three and four, grinding out points and holding great long rallies. Both came close, but ended losing in straight sets.
In doubles, Sophie Smith and Hollie Ohnsorg came out on top in a close battle. They lost the first set 0-6, but came back to win the next two 6-4, 6-4 in a great match.
Rachel Wurdemann and Hailey stumbled a bit in their first set at second doubles, but played great tennis the second, losing a close 4-6 match.
At third doubles, Deb and Justine played an amazingly close match. They got down the first set, but pushed it to a tie-break, losing 9-11. The second set was nearly as close, where they lost 4-6. “Overall, we came away from the match smiling,” Santjer said. “Knowing we pushed a great team to up their game.”