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Starck, Big Foot/Williams Bay heading back to state

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Gazette Staff
October 9, 2008
— Walworth Big Foot/Williams Bay has continued its magnificent roll in girls tennis, advancing to the WIAA Division 2 state team tournament for the fourth straight year.

The Chiefs finished with 44 points Wednesday to outdistance second-place McFarland’s 26 for the Whitewater Sectional championship.


Caroline Starck, Big Foot/Williams Bay’s two-time defending Division 2 singles champ, defeated Jefferson’s Beth Ganser, 6-0, 6-0, to win the Flight 1 sectional title and gain her fourth straight berth in the individual state meet.


Starck, a Williams Bay High School senior, improved to 32-0 for the season. She extended her two-year record to 64-1 and her high school career mark to 129-6.


Ganser (24-3), the state runner-up to Starck last year, also earned a fourth straight state berth.


Big Foot/Williams Bay’s Julie Kolnik (26-3) qualified for the individual state meet with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Jenny Ujke of McFarland for the Flight 2 sectional title.


East Troy’s Anna Rhode and Paige Klumb (26-2) advanced as Flight 1 doubles champions by beating Watertown Luther Prep’s Karina Luthra and Amber Krause, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.


Ellen Blum and Jen Yih aided Big Foot/Williams Bay’s run to the sectional team championship by winning Flight 3 and 4 singles titles, respectively.


The sectional’s top four in Flight 1 singles and doubles, along with the Flight 2 champions, earned individual state berths.


The individual state tournament is next Thursday through Saturday at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. The team tournament is Oct. 24-25, also at Nielsen.


Division 2


Whitewater Sectional


TEAM SCORES


Walworth Big Foot/Williams Bay 44, McFarland 26, Madison Edgewood 25, Watertown Luther Prep 25, Lodi 23, Ripon 22, East Troy 12, Jefferson 10, Mauston 8, Wayland Academy 4, Wisconsin Dells 4, Columbus 4, Whitewater 2, Lake Mills 2, Burlington Central 2, Viroqua 2, Edgerton 0, Waupun 0.


STATE QUALIFIERS


Watertown Luther Prep, 1 singles, 2 doubles; Walworth Big Foot/Williams Bay, 2 singles; Madison Edgewood, 1 singles, 1 doubles; Jefferson, 1 singles; East Troy, 1 doubles; McFarland, 1 doubles.


SINGLES


Flight 1


(Top four qualify for state)


Quarterfinals—Caroline Starck (BF/WB) def. Jessica Timmons (Lo), 6-0, 6-0; Courtney Halbach (ME) def. Amber Swaagman (Col), 6-1, 6-0; Beth Ganser (J) def. Brianna Huebner (Mau), 6-0, 6-1; Smantha Knox (Wat LP) def. Katharine Mack (Bur C), 6-4, 6-4.


Semifinals—Starck (BF/WB) def. Halbach (ME), 6-1, 6-1; Ganser (J) def. Knox (Wat LP), 6-2, 6-0.


Finals—Title: Starck (BF/WB) def. Ganser (J), 6-0, 6-0. Third: Halbach (ME) def. Knox (Wat LP), 6-4, 6-2.


Flight 2


(Champion qualifies for state)


Semifinals—Julie Kolnik (BF/WB) def. Taylor Wurtz (Rip), 7-5, 6-2; Jenny Ujke (McF) def. Emily Pearson (Wat LP), 6-1, 6-1.


Finals—Title: Kolnick (BF/WB) def. Ujke (McF), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Third: Pearson (WatLP) def. Wurtz (Rip), 7-5, 6-3.


Flight 3


Semifinals—Elizabeth Radloff (McF) def. Chelsea Berra (Vir), 6-2, 6-1; Ellen Blum (BF/WB) def. Jessie Pieper (Lo), 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.


Finals—Blum (BF/WB) def. Radloff (McF), 6-4, 7-5. Third: Pieper (Lo) def. Berra (V), 6-3, 6-3.


Flight 4


Semifinals—Jen Yih (BF/WB) def. Becca Murphy (Mau), 6-0, 6-3; Mary Beth Mabis (Lo) def. Chloe Starz (ME), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.


Finals—Title: Yih (BF/WB) def. Mabis (Lo), 6-0, 6-3. Third: Starz (ME) def. Murphy (Mau), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5.


DOUBLES


Flight 1


(Top four qualify for state)


Quarterfinals—Anna Rhode/Paige Klumb (ET) def. Brooke Schumann/Johanna Sckaer (Way A), 6-0, 6-1; Cheyanne Urso/Theresa Dietzel (McF) def. Rebecca Radtke/Cassie Skoog (Rip), 6-1, 6-3; Laura Phelan/Kylee Molitor (ME) def. Jamie Lemke/Briana Kleinfeldt (Lo), 6-1, 7-5; Karina Luthra/Amber Krause (Wat LP) def. Maggie Lauterbach/Taylor Lauzon (BF/WB), 1-6, 6-4, 7-5.


Semifinals—Rhode/Klumb (ET) def. Urso/Dietzel (McF), 6-4, 6-3; Luthra/Krause (Wat LP) def. Phelan/Molitor (ME), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.


Finals—Title: Rhode/Klumb (ET) def. Luthra/Krause (Wat LP), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Third: Phelan-Molitor (ME) def. Urso-Dietzel (McF), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.


Flight 2


(Champion qualifies for state)


Semifinals—Caroline Christiansen/Rachel Wabers (ME) def. Emily Brumley/Jessica Zaiki (Rip), 6-1, 6-4; Allie Leyrer/Lydia Free (Wat LP) def. Courtney Castelein/Kelly Speare (BF/WB), 6-3, 6-3.


Finals—Title: Leyrer/Free (Wat LP) def. Christianson/Wabers (ME), 6-3, 6-4. Third: Castelein/Speare (BF/WB) def. Brumley/Ziaiki (Rip), 7-5, 6-3.


Flight 3


Semifinals—Lisa Kosobucki/Kirsten Walker (McF) def. Emily Fredrick/Emily Wimmer (Lo), 7-5, 6-0; Morgan Werch/Alyssa Wittchow (Rip) def. Heather Grosso/Tara Grosso (BF/WB), 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.


Finals—Title: Merch/Wittchow (Rip) def. Kosobucki/Walker (McF), 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. Third: H. Grosso/T. Grosso (BF/WB) def. Fredrick/Wimmer (Lo), 6-0, 6-2.




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