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Janesville blanked in sectional tennis; Milton doubles team makes state

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Gazette Staff
October 9, 2008
— Janesville Craig High School rolled into the WIAA Division 1 girls tennis sectional at Lake Geneva Badger by posting a subsectional-leading 18 points Monday at Janesville’s Palmer Park.

The Cougars couldn’t keep the momentum going Wednesday and did not advance any of their sectional-qualifying doubles teams or Flight 2 singles qualifier Nicole Timblin for next week’s individual state tournament at Nielsen Stadium in Madison.


However, it was a brighter story for area sectional qualifiers.


Milton’s Lizzie Malzfeldt and Katelyn Ludeking advanced to state as Flight 1 doubles champions by beating Madison La Follette’s Rebecca Mixtacki and Rennee Nelson, 6-3, 6-3.


Fort Atkinson’s Leah Dahl won the Flight 1 singles championship with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Burlington’s Stephanie Londre.


The top four in Flight 1 singles and doubles qualify for state, along with Flight 2 champions.


Madison East advanced to the Oct. 24-25 state team tournament by winning the sectional championship with 45 points, giving the Purgolders an 11-point advantage over runner-up Fort Atkinson. Craig finished with 20 points, while Milton had 16 and Janesville Parker scored 12.


“We hoped we would do something,” Craig coach Camilla Owen said. “We played tough at first, but we couldn’t hang in there.’’


Craig’s Hailey Smith and Taylor Storbakken lost their Flight 1 quarterfinal match to Malzfeldt and Ludeking, 7-6 (3), 6-2.


In Flight 2 doubles, Craig’s Olivia Ehlers and Emily Reshower lost to Madison La Follette’s Calli Haag and Hannah Martin, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinals.


Craig’s Maggie Bolton and Lauden Rezai lost their Flight 3 doubles title match to Badger’s Sophie Dixon and Jen Nielsen, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1.


Timblin lost 6-0, 6-0 to eventual Flight 2 champion Paige Schaefer of Madison East in the semfiinals.


Parker’s Lauren Brooks lost to East’s Jessie Rogers, 6-0, 6-0, in a Flight 3 singles semifinal.


Mixtacki and Nelson defeated Parker’s Maddie Theisen and Kristen Zeilinger, 6-1, 6-4 in a Flight 1 quarterfinal match


Badger Sectional


Division 1


TEAM SCORES


Madison East 45, Fort Atkinson 34, Janesville Craig 20, Madison LaFollette 20, Burlington 19, Monroe 18, Milton 16, Elkhorn Area 13, Janesville Parker 12, Lake Geneva Badger 8, Monona Grove 4, Stoughton 4, Sun Prairie 2, Delavan-Darien 2, Oregon 0, Beloit Memorial 0.


STATE QUALIFIERS


Madison East, 2 singles, 1 doubles; Madison La Follette, 1 singles, 2 doubles; Fort Atkinson, 1 singles; Milton, 1 doubles; Monroe, 1 doubles; Burlington, 1 singles.


SINGLES


Flight 1


(Top four qualify for state)


Quarterfinals—Stephanie Londre (Bur) def. Taylor Jones (Mil), 6-1, 6-3; Mara Weiner (ME) def. Kristen McArdle (Mon), 6-1, 6-1; Abby Landsness (ML) def. Bryanne Blanton (Elk), 6-3, 6-1; Leah Dahl (FA) def. Courtney Flood (DD), 6-0, 6-0.


Semifinals—Londre (Bur) def. Weiner (ME), 6-3, 7-6 (8); Dahl (FA) def. Landsness (ML), 6-0, 6-4.


Finals—Title: Dahl (FA) def. Londre (Bur), 6-4, 6-3. Third: Weiner (ME) def. Landsness (ML), 6-4, 6-4.


Flight 2


(Champion qualifies for state)


Semifinals—Olivia Hartwick (FA) def. Simone Koenen (Bur), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Paige Schaefer (ME) def. Nicole Timblin (JC), 6-0, 6-0.


Finals—Title: Schaefer (ME) def. Harwick (FA), 6-1, 6-1. Third: Koenen (Bur) def. Timblin (JC), 6-2, 6-2.


Flight 3


Semifinals—Lexie Weigand (FA) def. Kiera Berger (Mon), 6-2, 6-3; Jessie Rodgers (ME) def. Lauren Brooks (JP), 6-0, 6-0.


Finals—Title: Rodgers (ME) def. Weigand (FA), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Third: Berger (Mon) def. Brooks (JP), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.


Flight 4


Semifinals—Ellen Ringle (FA) def. Aubrey Breuckman (Bur), 6-0, 6-3; Heidi Thiel (ME) def. Kyla Price (Elk), 6-1, 6-0.


Finals—Title: Thiel (ME) def. Ringle (FA), 6-1, 6-1. Third: Price (Elk) def. Breuckman (Bur), 7-5, 6-2.


DOUBLES


Flight 1


(Top for qualifiy for state)


Quarterfinals—Pam Lehman/Melissa Hill (Mon) def. Brianne Brandenberg/Alli Deichl (FA), 6-2, 6-4; Lizzie Malzfeldt/Katelyn Ludeking (Mil) def. Hailey Smith/Taylor Storbakken (JC), 7-6 (3), 6-2; Hilary Schroeder/Anna Spiekerman (ME) def. Irene Baumann/Kim Hanson (Elk), 6-4, 6-4; Rebecca Mixtacki/Renee Nelson (ML) def. Maddie Theisen/Kristen Zeilinger (JP), 6-1, 6-4.


Semifinals—Malzfeldt/Ludeking (Mil) def. Lehman/Hill (Mon), 6-2, 6-2; Mixtacki/Nelson (ML) def. Schroeder/Spiekerman (ME), 6-0, 6-4.


Finals—Title: Malzfeldt/Ludeking (Mil) def. Mixtacki/Nelson (ML), 6-3, 6-3. Third: Schroeder/Spiekerman (ME) def. Lehman/Hill (Mon), 7-6 (6), 6-3.


Flight 2


(Champion qualifies for state)


Semifinals—Avery Young/Nellie Mitchell (ME) def. Ashley Hermanson/Gwen Sutter (Mon), 6-3, 7-6 (4); Calli Haag/Hannah Martin (ML) def. Olivia Ehlers/Emily Reshower (JC), 6-3, 6-1.


Finals—Title: Haag/Martin (ML) def. Young/Mitchell (ME), 6-4, 6-1. Third: Hermanson/Sutter (Mon) def. Ehlers/Reshower (JC), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.


Flight 3


Semifinals—Sophie Dixon/Jen Nielsen (LGB) def. Becky Johnson/Ellery Barrow (FA), 6-2, 1-6, 7-5; Maggie Bolton/Lauden Rezai (JC) def. Kelsey Kyle/Leah Schaefer (ME), 6-4, 7-6 (5).


Finals—Title: Dixon/Nielsen (LGB) def. Bolton/Rezai (JC), 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1. Third: Kyle/Schaefer (ME) def. Johnson/Barrow (FA), 6-4, 6-4.




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