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
(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
(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