WORTHINGTON -- Bailey Newman actually prefers tight matches to the one she was in Thursday. But in her 6-0, 6-0 victory over Pipestone Area’s Jasmine Boeke at No. 4 singles, she got a chance to work on her game.
“It was more practicing the shots that I need to get stronger on against other teams,”said the senior Trojan as she came off the court in a 5-2 team victory at the Worthington middle school courts. “I have my on and my off days, and today was just an on day.”
Working on her drop shots and her angles was the plan for Newman, who has lost only twice this season. That’s due in part to better consistency with her serves, which have added pace.
Thursday was a day where the Trojans went 4-0 in their singles matches, and two of the matches went three sets.
At No. 1 singles, Marah Darling defeated the Arrows’ Brielle Kulm 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, showing extra toughness in winning the tie-breaker by a 7-1 margin. At No. 2 singles, Ivy Jenson prevailed over Jenna Boeke 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. And at No. 3 singles, Worthington’s Kessey Aljets took out Pipestone Area’s Kennedy Manderscheid 6-1, 6-1.
Pipestone Area won two doubles matches, taking No. 1 doubles behind Emma Stahl and Toryn Woelber by a 6-4, 6-0 score over Worthington’s Taya Oberloh and Brooke Nordseth, and also winning at No. 2 with Madison Purdin and Alyssa Enger over Calah Riley and Madison Shaffer. The scores, 6-2 and 7-5.
Worthington’s doubles victory occurred at No. 3 as Taylor Nordseth and Hannah McNab beat PA’s Addison Draper and Vivian Brockberg 6-3, 6-1.