The Becker Bulldog girls tennis team finished up M8 Conference play over the last two weeks and scored a pair of victories, including an impressive shutout win on 9-23 over M8 rival Monticello.
The Bulldogs didn’t lose a single set in the win, as all four singles players and the three doubles teams took care of business in convincing fashion.
Maddie Moe continued her strong play at the #1 singles spot, winning 6-2, 6-1, while #2 player Ayla Brown nearly scored a shutout, winning 6-1, 6-0. In the #3 spot, Dani Nuest was a 6-2, 6-1 victor, while Lauren Croal picked up the final Bulldog win, 6-1, 6-4.
In the doubles matches, the #1 team of Jazlyn Toedter/Julia Peterson paced the group with a 6-1, 6-1 win, while the #2 team of Faith Gott/Madison Bass won their match 6-3, 6-2. In the final match, Kennedy Drehmel teamed up with Lily Anderson to prevail by a score of 6-4, 7-6.
Sept. 28, the Bulldogs finished conference play with another win by defeating the Princeton Tigers, 5-2.
Once again, it was a clean sweep in the singles matches, although the Bulldogs had to work a bit harder to secure the win.
Moe took care of her opponent 6-1, 6-2, while Brown was challenged in the #2 spot before winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Nuest continued her solid play with a 6-0, 6-2 win, and Croal once again anchored the singles matches with a convincing, 6-2, 6-1 win to give Becker the 4-0 advantage.
In the doubles matches, Drehmel / Anderson took the victory in the #3 match by notching a 6-4, 6-0 win.
Becker finished 5-2 overall in the Mississippi 8 Conference, taking third place.
With the conference season complete, the Bulldogs were looking forward to Section play which started Tuesday with games between the bottom four seeds. Becker was slated to host Willmar on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. A win over the Cardinals would likely set up a rematch against the Foley Falcons in the section quarterfinals.
Details on the tennis team’s march towards the section title can be found in next week’s Patriot.