East Ridge girls tennis: Raptors drop three close matches last weekThe East Ridge girls tennis team lost three of three matches in nail-biting fashion last week.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The East Ridge girls tennis team lost three of three matches in nail-biting fashion last week, falling 4-3 to Hill-Murray in a non-conference match on Monday, Sept. 26, and 5-2 to Roseville and 5-2 to Hastings in Suburban East Conference contests on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 29.
East Ridge is now 8-8 overall and 3-6 in the conference.
In the loss to Hill-Murray, eighth-grader Natalie Robinson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles, sophomore Taylor Anderson and eighth-grader Nicole Robinson won 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and eighth-grader Minh-Tu Van and senior Oksana Carlier won 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 at third doubles.
In the loss to Roseville, Natalie Robinson won 6-1, 6-1 at fourth singles and the duo of Anderson and Nicole Robinson won 7-5, 7-6(4) at top dubs.
In the loss to Hastings, Natalie Robinson won 6-3, 6-0 at fourth singles and Anderson and Nicole Robinson won 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.
“It was a tough week with matches that we could of easily won with just a few more points as we had a bunch of close matches that we lost,” East Ridge head coach Jon Rydberg said. “We have a few players playing great right now, and a few who know they can turn it around for sections next week.”
East Ridge earned the sixth seed in the Section 4AA tournament and took on either 11th seed North St. Paul or 14th seed St. Paul Highland Park on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in its tourney opener. A win would pit the Raptors against Cretin-Derham Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in St. Paul.