Janesville teams fall in Big Eight tennis
Madison La Follette lost just 13 games in eight sets of singles matches en route to a 5-2 victory over visiting Janesville Craig in Big Eight girls tennis Tuesday.
“They’re too steady across the board,” Craig High coach Camilla Owen said. “They’re stronger in singles, and we’re stronger in doubles.”
Craig’s No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams of Hailey Smith/Taylor Storbakken and Olivia Ehlers/Emily Reshower won their matches. Ehlers and Reshower needed three sets. Both teams improved to 3-0 in the Big Eight, while the Cougars fell to 1-2.
LA FOLLETTE 5, CRAIG 2
Singles—Abby Landsness (ML) def. Niki Westenberger, 6-2, 6-2; Rebecca Mixtacki (ML) def. Nicole Gutzman, 6-1, 6-4; Renee Nelson (ML) def. Nicole Timblin, 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Martin (ML) def. Alyssa Gagg, 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles—Hailey Smith-Taylor Storbakken (JC) def. Callie Haag-Bethany Ketter, 6-3, 6-4; Olivia Ehlers-Emily Reshower (JC) def. Jillian-Schulze-Anna Brunner, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Monica Ripp-Nicolle Hill (ML) def. Maggie Bolton-Laudan Rezai, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).
Junior varsity—Craig 7, La Follette 0.
West 7, Parker 0—Madison West swept through the singles matches without losing a set to defeat Janeasville Parker in a Big Eight dual at Palmer Park.
Parker won just two sets in doubles as Maddie Theisen and Kristine Zeilinger opened their match with a 6-2 victory before losing the next two sets. Danielle Boyd and Kim Amundson won their first set, 6-3, before dropping the next two.
“We’re still learning how to win,” Parker coach Bill Peyer said. “The doubles did a little damage, but not enough to win.”
The Vikings will be back in action Thursday at Verona.
WEST 7, PARKER 0
Singles—Samantha Nagin (MW) def. Hilary Presti, 6-0, 6-1; Allie Dyer (MW) def. Emily Sodemann, 6-0, 6-0; Lauren Pedracine (MW) def. Lauren Brooks, 6-4, 6-3; Emily Levin (MW) def. Sarah Sodemann, 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles—Allie Koenig-Dena Wessel (MW) def. Maddie Theisen-Kristine Zeilinger, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0; Sarah Kuhn-Lauren Rosenstock (MW) def. Danielle Boyd-Kim Amundson, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4; Leah Dombusch-Federica Bugarelli (MW) def. Lauren Rucks-Becca Phetteplace, 6-1, 6-0.
Junior varsity—West 7, Parker 0.