Dodgers lose tight tilt vs. DMR

Playing for the second straight day, the Fort Dodge girls tennis team dropped a tight contest to Des Moines Roosevelt at Dodger Courts on Wednesday.

The Dodgers (1-3 overall), fell 7-4 to Des Moines Roosevelt (2-0).

“We’ve had a lot of tie-breaker matches, and it’s good for the girls to figure out how to mentally stay focused,” said Fort Dodge head coach Julie Astor. “We just have to correct a few mistakes in singles and that will help with confidence going into doubles.”

Fort Dodge captured one singles victories and earned three wins in doubles.

No. 1 Manuela Rodriguez earned a tight 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 victory over the Roughriders’ Scarlett Brown.

“This was Manuela’s toughest match so far,” Astor said. “They both are sophomores and really smart players.

“They are competitors and have good shot selections.”

Rodriguez teamed up with Grace Behrens to capture a 7-5, 6-4 victory in No. 1 doubles.

Janelle Derrig and Madge Hensley won 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.

Lacey Larson and Claire Thompson closed out the Dodger wins with a 6-4 and 7-5 victory.

Fort Dodge is back in action on Thursday when they host Marshalltown (4-0) at the Dodger Courts.

First serve is set for 4 p.m.


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