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Starck rolls to state tennis semfinals

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Gazette staff
October 17, 2008
— Walworth Big Foot/Williams Bay’s Caroline Starck, unbeaten all year, showed why she’s the dominant singles player in Division 2 tennis on Friday.

Starck (34-0) won both of her matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores to earn a spot in today’s semifinals of the WIAA State Tennis Meet, keeping her bid for a third straight state title alive.


“We talked about peaking at the end of the year,” Big Foot coach Jim Karedes said. “She’s playing the best tennis of her life. Incredible is an understatement. She’s playing some great tennis.”


Starck put away University School of Milwaukee’s Sarah Wiener (5-4) and Unity/Luck’s Stephanie Koltnow (19-1).


Starck will face Kenosha St. Joseph’s Amanda Dick (20-1) in today’s semifinals.


“Caroline went out there with focus, like she had a job to do,” Karedes said. “She just brought a little more to the court than the other girls had. They played as good as they can. Those were good matches to get her ready for (today).”


Jefferson’s Beth Ganser (26-3) also reached the Division 2 semifinals, knocking off Saint Mary Central’s Rachel Brown (19-12), 6-2, 6-2, and Saint Thomas More’s Chantel Newman (20-2), 6-4, 6-3.


Ganser, seeded No. 2, will face third-seeded Appleton Xavier’s Rachel Vrabec (26-1) in the other Division2 semifinal. Ganser reached last year’s title match before losing to Starck. Vrabec eliminated Big Foot’s Julie Kolnik (27-4), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in the round of 16.


Karedes said Starck has no preference about her potential opponent in the title match.


“If Beth wins, we know what we can do against her,” Karedes said. “If Rachel Vrabec wins, it’s a different girl for Caroline to face.”


In D1 singles, Mequon Homestead’s Carolyn Peck (34-2) eliminated Fort Atkinson’s Leah Dahl (25-2), 6-4, 6-3.


WIAA GIRLS STATE INDIVIDUAL TENNIS


At Nielsen Stadium, Madison


RESULTS FRIDAY


DIVISION 1 SINGLES


Quarterfinals: Coran, Mequon Homestead, def. Allen, Green Bay Southwest, 6-0, 6-1; Margolies, Madison West, def. Edwards, Fond du Lac, 7-5, 6-3; Winston, Nicolet, def. Skemp, Brookfield Central, 6-1, 6-1; Allen, Waukesha South, def. Lillie, Whitefish Bay, 6-1, 6-2.


Third round: Coran, Mequon Homestead, def. Naslund, Oshkosh West, 6-1, 6-3; Allen, Green Bay Southwest, def. Guttomsen, Kenosha Bradford, 6-2, 7-5; Edwards, Fond du Lac, def. Kurer, Port Washington, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Margolies, Madison West, def. Johnson, Onalaska, 6-3, 6-1; Skemp, Brookfield Central, def. Cunningham, Neenah, 6-3, 6-2; Winston, Nicolet, def. Peck, Mequon Homestead, 6-0, 6-4; Lillie, Whitefish Bay, def. Nelson, Brookfield Central, 6-0, 6-2; Allen, Waukesha South, def. Stern, Nicolet, 6-1, 6-2.


Second round: Conn, Mequon Homestead, def. Reinders, Hartland Arrowhead, 6-1, 6-4; Naslund, Oshkosh West, def. Stanczyk, Plymouth, 6-3, 6-1; Guttomsen, Kenosha Bradford, def. Bayliss, Sheboygan North, 6-1, 6-0; Allen, Green Bay Southwest, def. Thang, Brookfield Central, 6-3, 6-0; Edwards, Fond du Lac, def. Merar, Mequon Homestead, 6-2, 6-3; Kurer, Port Washington, def. Schaefer, Madison East, 6-1, 6-2; Margolies, Madison West, def. Ky. Davidson, Whitefish Bay, 6-3, 6-4; M. Johnson, Onalaska, def. Carswell, Brookfield Central, 6-1, 6-4; Cunningham, Neenah, def. Nagin, Madison West, 7-5, 6-4; Skemp, Brookfield Central, def. Hemes, Green Bay Preble, 6-1, 6-3; Peck, Mequon Homestead, def. Dahl, Fort Atkinson, 6-4, 6-3; Winston, Glendale Nicolet, def. Trimble, Whitefish Bay, 6-2, 6-1; Nelson, Brookfield Central, def. Mattson, Mequon Homestead, 6-1, 7-5; Lillie, Whitefish Bay, def. Weiner, Madison, East, 6-3, 6-1; Stern, Glendale Nicolet, def. Hernandez-Gomez, Mukwonago, 6-0, 6-1; Allen, Waukesha South, def. Lippe, Franklin, 6-0, 6-1.


DIVISION 1 DOUBLES


Quarterfinals: Davidson-MacKay, Whitefish Bay, def. Chitko-Chitko, Beaver Dam, 6-1, 6-4; Smith-Watchmaker, Mequon Homestead, def. Robey-Woods, Divine Savior Holy Angels, 7-6 (4), 6-4; Gryniewicz-Hoy, Divine Savior Holy Angels, def. Edwards-Porritt, Brookfield Central, 7-5, 6-2; Schulz-Wiener, Mequon Homestead, def. Radler-Rice, Divine Savior Holy Angels, 6-4, 6-2.


Third round: Davidson-MacKay, Whitefish Bay, def. Werwi-Capelli, Kenosha Bradford, 6-4, 7-5; E. Chitko-A. Chitko, Beaver Dam, def. Kotek-Carr, Brookfield East, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1; Smith-Watchmaker, Mequon Homestead, def. Spiel-Wenzel, Brookfield Central, 6-2, 6-2; Robey-Woods, Divine Savior Holy Angels, def. Chessman-Davis, Neenah, 6-4, 6-0; Gryniewicz-Hoy, Divine Savior Holy Angels, def, Swenson-Berman, Mequon Homestead, 6-2, 6-3; Edwards-Porritt, Brookfield Central, def. Nelson-Baenshch, Waukesha West, 7-5, 7-5; Schulz-Wiener, Mequon Homestead, def. Raj-Lurie, Nicolet, 6-4, 6-0; Radler-Rice, Divine Savior Holy Angels, def. Fralick-Hiderman, Rhinelander, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.


Second round: Davidson-McKay, Whitefish Bay, def. Livermore-Senkbeil, Sheboygan North, 6-0, 6-0; Werwie-Capelli, Kenosha Bradford, def. Humphreys-Riley, Kenosha Tremper, 6-2, 6-1; E. Chitko-A. Chitko, Beaver Dam, def. Bohl-Fritz, Muskego, 6-0, 6-4; Kotek-Carr, Brookfield East, def. Jones-Jeletz, Cedarburg, 6-4, 6-1; Smith-Watchmaker, Mequon Homestead, def. Bayer-Olsen, Green Bay Southwest, 6-0, 6-2; Spiel-Wenzel, Brookfield Central, Grewe-Cowles, De Pere, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Chessman-Davis, Neenah, def. Mixtacki-Nelson, Madison La Follette, 6-4, 6-2; Robey-Woods, Milwaukee Divine Savior, def. Wiese-Riodelle, New Berlin Eisenhower, 6-3, 6-2; Edwards-Porritt, Brookfield Central, def. Emsbarger-Mason, Brookfield East, 6-3, 6-3; Nelson-Baensch, Waukesha West, def. Wingert-Ott, Marshfield, 6-3, 6-1; Swenson-Berman, Mequon Homestead, def. Ott-Varsho, Marshfield, 6-3, 6-2; Gryniewicz-Hoy, Milwaukee Divine Savior, def. Waltz-May, Onalaska, 6-2, 6-2; Fralick-Hedeman, Rhinelander, def. Latinovich-Warren, Brookfield Central, 6-2, 6-1; Radler-Rice, Milwaukee Divine Savior, def. Vonbehren-Hietpas, Appleton West, 6-1, 6-4; Raj-Lurie, Glendale Nicolet, def. Wronkowski-Oxton, Manitowoc, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Schulz-Wiener, Mequon Homestead, def. Devcic-Brunelli, Greendale, 6-1, 6-3.


DIVISION 2 SINGLES


Quarterfinals: Starck, Big Foot-Williams Bay, def. Kothlow, Unity-Luck, 6-0, 6-0; Dick, Kenosha St. Joseph, def. Koval, Notre Dame, 6-4, 6-4; Vrabec, Xavier, def. Halbach, Madison Edgewood, 6-0, 6-0; Ganser, Jefferson, def. Newman, St. Thomas Moore, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.


Second round: Starck, Walworth Big Foot-Williams Bay, def. Wiener, Milwaukee University School, 6-0, 6-0; Kothlow, Unity-Luck, def. Knox, Watertown Luther Prep, 6-1, 6-3; Koval, Green Bay Notre Dame, def. Gregoren, Appleton Xavier, 6-2, 6-1; Dick, Kenosha St. Joseph, def. McGuire, Whitefish Bay Dominican, 6-2, 6-1; Halbach, Madison Edgewood def. Williams, Green Bay Notre Dame, 6-0, 6-2; Vrabec, Appleton Xavier, def. Kolnik, Big Foot-Williams Bay, 7-6 (4), 6-4; Newman, Milwaukee Thomas More, def. Matteucci, Kenosha St. Joseph, 6-4, 6-3; Ganser, Jefferson, def. Brown, Menasha St. Mary, 6-2, 6-2.


DIVISION 2 DOUBLES


Quarterfinals: Halla-Foster, Roncalli, def. Tubbs-Pyan, Newman Catholic, 6-2, 6-3; Woodward-McKenzie, Notre Dame, def. Paulson-Stauss, Racine St. Catherine’s 6-3, 6-0; Bartlett-Lesko, University School of Milwaukee, def. Hartke-Connolly, Newman Catholic, 6-2, 6-2; Faller-Pott, Notre Dame, def. Juffer-McLinn, Shorewood, 6-1, 6-1.


Second round: Halla-Foster, Manitowoc Roncalli, def. Leyrer-Free, Watertown Luther Prep, 6-1, 6-1; Tubbs-Pyan, Wausau Newman, def. Stilip-Jumes, Appleton Xavier, 6-4, 6-4; Paulsin-Stauss, Racine St. Catherine’s def. Scheid-Lubar, Milwaukee University School, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Woodward-McKenzie, Green Bay Notre Dame, def. Naidicz-O’Toole, Kenosha St. Joseph, 6-1, 6-1; Hartke-Connolly, Newman Catholic, def. Semanek-Dickhut, Appleton Xavier, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5; Bartlett-Lesko, Milwaukee University School, def. Eis-Schrimpf, Manitowoc Roncalli, 6-1, 6-1; Jueffer-McLinn, Shorewood, def. Saemann-Peters, Kohler, 7-6 (5), 7-5; Faller-Pott, Green Bay Notre Dame, def. Luthra-Krause, 6-1, 6-0.



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