Minnesota Crookston women’s tennis played two matches in Owatonna this weekend, falling to Minnesota State on Saturday and Southwest Minnesota State on Sunday.

Minnesota State 7, Minnesota Crookston 0

Against the Mavericks, Latafale Niumeitolu (Fr.) and Ashley Smith (Sr.) had one of their strongest performances of the season at No. 1 doubles, falling 6-2. At the No. 2 spot, Karli Renney (Jr.) and Samantha Hartung (Jr.) were upended 6-0.

In singles, Renney earned a win, but ultimately fell 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4 singles. Hartung also picked up a game in the second set at No. 5 singles, but fell 6-0, 6-1.

Smith, Niumeitolu and Ashley Chomyn (Fr.) all fell 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.

Southwest Minnesota State 7, Minnesota Crookston 0

Niumeitolu and Smith took two games off the Mustangs at No. 1 doubles, falling 6-2. Chomyn and Renney competed at No. 2 doubles and lost 6-0.

Renney took the Golden Eagles’ first set of the season, winning the second set at No. 4 singles before falling 6-0, 4-6, 1-0. Smith, Niumeitolu, Chomyn and Hartung all took games off their opponents in losses, Hartung taking two games at No. 5 singles.

UP NEXT: Minnesota Crookston returns to action Friday and Saturday in Grand Forks against Wayne State and Upper Iowa.

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