The Superior High School girls tennis team began its season by participating in the Osceola Invitational on Wednesday and then hosting Rice Lake Thursday.
Spartan senior Raya Kosey finished in first place at No. 2 singles in Osceola by winning all three of her matches.
The duo of Jessica Engstrom and Carissa Welch lost their first match but then rebounded with three straight wins to finish fifth in the doubles No. 2 flight.
Sara Olson and Cassie Hanson also finished in fifth place, winning two matches and losing one at No. 3 doubles.
At No. 4 singles, Brianna Homich won her first match, but then lost to Sierra Thomfohrda of Unity.
As a team the Spartans lost to Rice Lake 4-3 Thursday evening at the SHS courts.
Notching wins for SHS were Natalie Berger and Kosey, at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, and Olson and Hanson at No. 2 doubles.
The Spartans are back in action at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Cloquet. They return home to host Ashland on Aug. 29.
No. 1 Singles
Laura Neuman (Osceola) def, Natalie Burger, 6-1, 6-3
Casey Hanson (Barron) def. Burger, 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 Singles
Raya Kosey def. Olivia Stephens (Barron), 6-1, 6-0
Kosey def. Taryn Studer (River Falls), 6-2, 6-2
Kosey def. Annah Ebensberger (Unity), 6-4, 6-4
Kosey took first place for her flight.
No. 3 Singles
Jenny Pfannes (Osceola) def. Keely McCall, 7-5, 3-6, 12-10
Elizabeth Thuerkoff (Unity) def. McCall, 6-1, 6-2
McCall took 6th place for her flight
No. 4 Singles
Brianna Homich (Sup) def. Laura Crites (Barron), 6-1, 6-0
Sierra Thomfohrda (Unity) def. Homich, 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Doubles
Haley Zimmerman/Miranda Peskar (River Falls) def. Sara DeVinck/Kailey Phillips, 6-1, 6-2
Lauren Zappitello/Amanda Hinde (Barron) def. DeVinck/Phillips, 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Doubles
Kayla Nguyen/Annie Avestruz (River Falls) def. Jessica Engstrom/Carissa Welch (Sup), 6-2, 6-3
Engstrom/Welch def. Terra Johnson/Victoria Matter (Amery), 6-4, 6-2
Engstrom/Welch def. Hanson/Hanson (Barron), 6-0, 6-1
Enstrom/Welch came in 5th place for their flight.
No. 3 Doubles
Hannah Beeves/Tiffany Goodman (Osceola) def. Sara Olson/Cassie Hanson, 6-0, 7-5
Olson/Hanson def. Francis Torres/Brynn Busch (Barron), 6-1, 6-1
Olson/Hanson took 5th place in their flight.
Rice Lake 4, Superior 3
1. Natalie Burger (Sup) def. Jennique Demers, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
2 Raya Kosey (Sup) def. Meghan Walsh, 6-1, 6-1
3. Allie Walsh (RL) def. Keely McCall, 6-1, 6-1
4 Mallory Jasiski (RL) def. Kailey Phillips, 7-5, 6-3
1. Kleven/Komoto (RL) def. Welch/Engstrom, 6-2, 6-2
2. Olson/Hanson (Sup) def. Lundburg/Weiler, 6-1, 6-3
3. Blechinger/Mclennan (RL) def. Berg/Homich, 6-1, 6-1