The Faribault Falcons girls tennis team fell today to the only Rochester high school not in the state rankings.  Rochester John Marshall.  Head Coach Jeff Anderson says the Rockets are a "solid team."

John Marshall won 5-2.  Coach Anderson says #4 singles Bailey Peterson "had an impressive first varsity win of the season at singles."  "Bailey jumped to an early lead in the first set.  She was serving well and was using just the right amount of aggressiveness."  Peterson eventually won a tie-breaker 10-8 to win the match.

The other Falcons win came at #3 doubles with Kate Jasinski and Rylie Starkson where coach Anderson says, "they did a great job of controlling the match from the very beginning."  Scores were 6-0, 6-2.

Complete results from the match are below:


No. 1- Chrisanne Kuester, JM defeated Chau Truong, Faribault, 6-1, 6-0

No. 2- Sophie Geske, JM defeated Kylie Petricka, Faribault, 6-0, 6-2

No. 3- Alexis Locati, JM defeated Serena David, Faribault, 6-0, 6-1

No. 4- Bailey Peterson, Faribault defeated Aria Sikel, JM, 7-6, 2-6, 10-8


No. 1- Cameron Larson-Heather Mullenbach, JM defeated Abby Goodwin-Erica Johnsrud, Faribault, 6-1, 6-3

No. 2- Abby Herman-Gretchen Niglow, JM defeated Rachel Bostwick-Hailey Reuvers, Faribault, 7-6, 3-6, 10-4

No. 3- Kate Jasinski-Rylie Starkson, Faribault defeated Emily Sakman-Anna Sun, JM, 6-0, 6-2

Faribault goes to state ranked Rochester Century Thursday starting 4:30 p.m.

Coach Anderson likes the way his Falcons are playing with the Big Nine Conference Tournament less than two weeks away.

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