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River Falls’ No. 4 singles player Rachel Shew returns a shot against Eau Claire Memorial’s Annika Clouse Tuesday at the high school courts. Clouse defeated Shew 6-2, 6-0. (River Falls Journal photo by Bob Burrows)

Wednesday sports briefs: Tennis, soccer both swept

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The Wildcat girls’ tennis and soccer teams both had rough days Tuesday, Sept. 3, as the netters dropped a 7-0 decision to undefeated Eau Claire Memorial and the booters were blanked, 5-0, by Chippewa Falls.


Eau Claire Memorial, the four-time defending Big Rivers Conference champions, swept the Wildcats in straight sets with the closest match coming at no. 3 doubles where River Falls’ Leah Scott and Lexi Ronnestrand lost 6-3, 7-6.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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