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Girls tennis: Farmington's Fairchilds move to 11-0 against Lakeville South

Beth and Lindsey Fairchild extended their season-long winning streak to 11 matches, but the Farmington girls tennis team lost the other six matches in straight sets in a 6-1 setback at Lakeville South Monday.

The Fairchilds rolled 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. The next closest match for the Tigers came at No. 3 singles where Jessie Novotny lost 4-6, 3-6.

It was the second loss in a row for the Tigers, who opened their Missota Conference schedule by falling to Northfield 5-2 last Thursday at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

Ryan Jara picked up her seventh win of the season at No. 2 singles, rallying for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win. The Fairchilds added a 6-2, 6-4 decision at No. 1 doubles.

The Raiders won the other five matches in straight sets.

The Tigers improved their record to 6-1 last Tuesday when they swept singles play in a 6-1 final over Bloomington Jefferson in a continuation of a match that was postponed due to rain earlier this season.

Novotny (6-1, 6-3), Jara (6-0, 6-0) and Megan Stivers (6-3, 6-3) each picked up their sixth wins of the season and Callie Olmscheid capped off the sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 4 singles.

Sam Gallagher and Hannah Toomey joined the Fairchilds as doubles winners with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles.

The Tigers (6-3) are back at Boeckman Middle School this afternoon when they host New Prague for a Missota Conference match. Park of Cottage Grove comes to town for another home match on Monday.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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