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

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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.

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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.

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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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