The Estherville Lincoln Central girls had a tough night across the nets against LeMars on Tuesday.
The two teams combined to play two matches on the night to make up a meet from early in the year. For the sake of time, the first team to five match wins was credited the win. The Bulldogs took both meets by a 5-0 score.
"Against the level of play, we played pretty good," said ELC coach Larry Kirchner. "LeMars is a tough opponent and they'll be tough again next year as they don't graduate anyone."
In the first match, ELC dropped five singles matches. Maddy Burns lost 10-1 to Emily Ahlers; Emily Jorgenson lost 10-2 to Brittany Thompson; Kaylee Nissen lost 10-4 to Ellen Meis; Taylor Nissen lost 10-4 to Lexa Scov and Emily Origer lost 10-3 to Amy Isebrand.
In the second match, ELC started with the No. 6 singles as Rachael Mueller lost 10-0 to Danielle Marten.
Then the teams began doubles matches. Burns and Jorgenson lost 10-4 to Ahlers and Thompson; Kaylee Nissen and Taylor Nissen lost 10-5 to Meis and Scov and Origer and Mueller lost 10-0 to Scov and Isebrand.
To round out the match, two singles matches were completed at the same time as Jorgenson lost 10-0 to Ahlers and Kaylee Nissen lost 10-0 to Thompson.
ELC shorthanded at Spencer Tourney
SPENCER - Last Saturday, ELC played at the Spencer Tournament. The Midgets were without the services of Burns and Jorgenson, so just four players made the trip.
Playing up two spots, the ELC players didn't have a lot of success. Kaylee Nissen lost 5-2, 5-2, 5-0. Taylor Nissen lost her matches 5-1, 5-0, 5-0. Origer and Mueller lost each of their three matches by 5-0 scores.