Parker tennis sweeps to victory; Craig falls to Verona

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Janesville Parker collected its first Big Eight Conference girls tennis victory of the season with a 7-0 sweep of visiting Beloit Memorial.

The Vikings improved to 1-2 after losing to Craig 5-2 on Thursday.

“I know coming off that loss to Craig that the girls were anxious to get back on the court,” Parker coach Justin Long said. “They played very, very well.”

Long said the Vikings applied what they had emphasized in practice such as attacking the net and putting balls away when they had a chance.

The Vikings will host Verona on Thursday.


Singles—Becky Sodemann (JP) def. Meredith Larson, 6-1, 6-1; Claire Walker (JP) def. Kelsey Henthorn, 6-1, 6-1; Kaitlyn Foster (JP) def. Una Williams, 6-0, 6-0; Mackenzie Smith (JP) def. Katie Edwards, 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles—Constance Beyer/Meghann Hoag (JP) def. Courtney Collins/Kathrine Larson, 6-0, 6-0; Joey Turner/Sabra Brodkey (JP) def. Julia Garcia/Megan Wedel, 6-0, 6-0; Aislan Hartgraves/Justine Wagner (JP) def. Sam Everson/Olivia Hanna, 6-0, 6-0.

Junior varsity—Parker 7, Beloit 0.


• Verona 7, Craig 0—Janesville Craig did not display the required spark against Verona and dropped a Big Eight Conference match on the road.

“We came out flat,” Craig coach Bill Peyer said. “There were a few good matches, but in the end, we mentally did not make the moves we had to make. We beat ourselves.”

The Cougars fell to 2-1 in the Big Eight. They travel to Madison East on Thursday.


Singles—Laura Supanich (V) def. Maycee Maslonka, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0; Jaclyn Kermicle (V) def. Kristin Whitcomb, 6-1, 6-3; Elizabeth Thompson (V) def. Amanda Wilkie, 6-4, 6-3; Kayla Johnson (V) def. Meghan Werner, 6-2, 7-5.

Doubles—Stephanie Keryluk/Greta Schmitz (V) def. Sara Runde/Sierra Reese, 6-1, 6-3; Genna Sticha/Carissa Witthuhn (V) def. Abby Hughes/ Carly McGrath, 6-1, 6-4; Gabby Johnson/Erica Norman (V) def. Taylor Olsen/Courtney Peck, 6-4, 7-5.

Junior varsity—Verona 7, Craig 0.

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