August 31, 2006 at 7:56 a.m.
Woodbury 6, Chisago Lakes 1
“We got one point from the second doubles team. They played a nice match, being aggressive and playing together. They did a great job of communication with each other on the court,” said Wildcat head coach Steve Otte.
Alyssa Lundberg lost 6-7, 5-7 at first singles. “This was a fun match to watch. Both girls liked to hit their groundstrokes from the baseline. It was a tight match that just didn’t go our way,” Otte added.
Playing second singles, Kristen Dobosenski lost 0-6, 6-2, 3-10. “Once Dobes got on track in the second set, she did fine. Dobes got the match to a tiebreaker for the third set, but then came up a little short,” the coach continued.
At third singles, Kristen Lee lost 4-6, 2-6. Anne Sedlund lost 6-1, 3-6, 4-10 to complete the singles draw. “Both Lee and Sedlund played varsity for the first time, and I was happy with their play on the court. The main adjustment for them was to make sure they stayed deep enough in the court so that they weren’t running backwards to get deep groundstrokes from their opponent,” Otte explained.
#1 Kate Boynton/Tracy Schneider lost 4-6, 1-6
#2 Jess Olson/Christina Leaf won 6-3, 1-6, 10-5
#3 Emily Tworoski/Leah Lackus lost 0-6, 0-6
Hudson 7, Chisago Lakes 0
“Hudson had a majority of its players back from last year and they are a good team. They are solid all the way through their lineup, just like they were last year,” the coach said.
#1 Alyssa Lundberg lost 3-6, 1-6
#2 Kate Boynton lost 2-6, 1-6
#3 Kristen Dobosenski lost 0-6, 4-6
#4 Gretchen Richter lost 1-6, 0-6
#1 Tracy Schneider/Jess Olson lost 0-6, 2-6
#2 Christina Leaf/Ariel Novak lost 1-6, 0-6
#3 Kristen Lee/Emily Tworoski lost 2-6, 0-6
Chisago Lakes 5, River Falls 2
“The team got off to a great start in this match and many of them never looked back,” Otte commented.
Summary and coach’s comments:
#1 Lundberg won 6-2, 1-6, 10-4. “Alyssa lost focus in the second set and, thankfully, found it for the win in the tiebreaker.”
#2 Dobosenski won 6-2, 6-0. “Kristen won the first set and was able to keep things going her way to win the match.”
#3 Boynton won 3-6, 6-0, 10-4. “Kate realized in this match that a player just can’t swing 100 percent every time. She slowed her groundstrokes in the second set and found her rhythm. Once she did that, she was fine and won easily.”
#4 Lackus lost 4-6, 4-6. “Leah was down 0-5 in the second set and then started building a comeback. She almost pulled it out. Leah’s play has really improved over last year.”
#1 Schneider/Olson won 6-1, 6-0. “Both players got things going in this match. The one thing they started using was more offensive lobs in their match. As a team, I think we need to use the lob more to our advantage.”
#2 Leaf/Novak lost 0-6, 1-6.
#3 Richter/Sedlund won 6-2, 6-4. “This team did a nice job keeping the ball in play and letting the other team make the errors on the court. I really liked the way they talked to each other and had a game plan when they were out there.”