Tennis: Clutch doubles play lifts Rogers over Princeton 4-3

Sydney Livingston of Rogers served during her 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Sydney Livingston of Rogers served during her 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

by Bruce Strand

Elk River Star News

 

The Rogers Royals won the third set in all three doubles matches and edged the Princeton Tigers 4-3 in a Mississippi 8 match at home Tuesday.

Princeton won at 1-2-3 singles, all in straight sets, with Mary Claire staying unbeaten at No. 1. Sydney Livingston salvaged No. 4 for Rogers with a 6-0, 6-0 win.

The Rogers doubles sweep included Julia Sporer and Rachel Dodd staying unbeaten at No. 1.

“Our conference is very competitive with new teams this year — Princeton, Chisago Lakes, North Branch, and St. Francis,” said Royal coach Debbie Conley.  ”Each match is a challenge and we try to improve from one match to the next.”

The Royals, 2-1 in the Mississippi 8 and 6-2 overall, will host Big Lake on Thursday.

 

Rogers 4, Princeton 3

Singles

(1) Mary Claire, Prn, def Sam Fitzpatrick 6-0, 6-0

(2) Bri Dorr, Prn, def Lauren Dunham 6-3, 6-3

(3) Kelsey Dorr, Prn, def Amanda Penick 6-0, 6-0

(4) Sydney Livingston, Rog, def Reilee Schepper 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles

(1) Julia Sporer-Rachel Dodd, Rog, def Jenna Doyle-Becca Trunk 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

(2) Kiana Koeppe-Dhriti Jagannathan, Rog, def Hannah Johnson-Becca Maus 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

(3) Liz Rubbelke-Kaylie Conlin, Rog, def Sarah Stark-Meg Farley 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

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