Thursday marked the end of Red Wing's week-long competition with Rochester-area schools. The Wingers were swept in both meets, as Rochester Mayo visited Red Wing on Thursday and came away with the 7-0 victory.
After experimenting with a massive roster overhaul on Tuesday, the lineup returned to normalcy against Mayo. Unfortunately, the results weren't any different as Red Wing was again unable to get a match win.
Allie and Nora Meyer were the closest Red Wing came to getting a match win as they lost at No. 2 doubles by score of 6-3, 7-5. Ava and Ella Johnson also fought hard at No. 3 doubles to keep their match close, falling 6-4, 6-3.
Red Wing, 2-6 in team play, will next play Tuesday in Owatonna.
Rochester Century 7, Red Wing 0
For the first time all year, Chloe Struss and Hanna Kosek weren't slotted in to play No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Red Wing girls' tennis team. Instead they paired up to play No. 1 doubles on Tuesday at Rochester Century.
Struss and Kosek weren't the only ones finding themselves in a significantly different role against the Panthers, as Red Wing girls' tennis head coach Rose Alleva completely overhauled the lineup. The result wasn't what the Wingers hoped for — a 7-0 loss without a single match win. However, the experience gained by seeing how each girl could perform in a different role could pay dividends later this year.
Allie and Nora Meyer, typically the team's No. 2 doubles pairing, played No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively. Ava Johnson and Emma Roe have played doubles all year, but it was their first time pairing up.
The only lineup decision that had any precedent was the No. 2 doubles team of Anja Roth and Ani Blankenship. The pairing had played together in every meet this season except Sept. 3 in Albert Lea.