MASON CITY - The Bobcats put up one of their best fights of the season though it still left them short on the score sheet.
The Marshalltown girls' tennis team gave Mason City a battle in many of the 11 matches but ended up falling 8-3 in a Central Iowa Conference Northern Division dual here Monday.
Kathleen Ferrin posted two of the Bobcats' three wins including a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Michelle Hahn at No. 2 singles. She also teamed with Brenda Livengood for a 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) victory at No. 2 doubles.
Samantha Tocheri and Jenna Jaeckel joined up for Marshalltown's other victory at No. 3 doubles, claiming a 4-6, 6-4, (10-6) triumph over Hahn and Aubury Coleman.
Tocheri fell just short of a first-set win in a 7-5, 6-2 loss at No. 4 singles, while Livengood dropped a 6-3, 6-3 match at No. 5.
Megan Emerson and Kaelin Lents held their own in a 6-3, 6-4 loss at No. 4 doubles and the No. 5 duo of Victoria Sanchez and Olivia Mathews took five games in a 6-2, 6-3 setback.
Mason City 8, Marshalltown 3
At Mason City
Ashley Rottinghaus (MC) def. Megan Riemenschneider, 6-3, 6-0
Kathleen Ferrin (MHS) def. Michelle Hahn, 6-1, 6-3
Sydney Rottinghaus (MC) def. Chloe Kuehner, 6-1, 6-3
Morgan Merritt (MC) def. Samantha Tocheri, 7-5, 6-2
Aubury Coleman (MC) def. Brenda Livengood, 6-3, 6-3
Morgan Amundson (MC) def. Jenna Jaeckel, 6-1, 6-1
Rottinghaus and Rottinghaus (MC) def. Riemenschneider and Kuehner, 6-0, 6-2
Ferrin and Livengood (MHS) def. Merritt and Coleman, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Tocheri and Jaeckel (MHS) def. Hahn and Amundson, 4-6, 6-4, (10-6)
Debrah and Sampson (MC) def. Megan Emerson and Kaelin Lents, 6-3, 6-4
Gregor and Morrison (MC) def. Victoria Sanchez and Olivia Mathews, 6-2, 6-3
The Bobcats (1-9, 0-3) capped their season as a team but will compete in the individual regionals Thursday at 9 a.m. at Waterloo.