Parker, Craig fall in Big Eight tennis
It was a tough afternoon Tuesday for the Janesville high school girls tennis teams.
Parker lost 6-1 to visiting Madison La Follette in a Big Eight Conference dual meet. Craig fell by the same score at Madison East.
Despite the loss, Parker coach Bill Peyer was pleased with his team’s play.
“We probably played our best overall match, besides winning over Beloit and Sun Prairie,” Parker coach Bill Peyer said.
Sarah Sodemann defeated Anna Brunner, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles for the Vikings’ only victory.
Parker (2-5) travels to Madison Memorial on Thursday.
LA FOLLETTE 6, PARKER 1
Singles—Abby Landsness (ML) def. Hilary Presti, 6-0, 6-0; Rebecca Mixtacki (ML) def. Emily Sodemann, 7-5, 6-2; Renee Nelson (ML) def. Lauren Brooks, 6-2, 6-1; Sarah Sodemann def Anna Brunner, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles—Callie Haag-Hannah Martin (ML) def. Maddie Theisen-Kristen Zielinger, 7-5, 6-0; Bethany Ketter-Jillian Schulze (ML) def. Kim Amundson-Danielle Boyd, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Nicolle Hill-Monica Ripp (ML) def Leighia Francis-Haley Fenrick, 7-5, 6-3.
Junior varsity—Parker 4, La Follette 3.
n East 6, Craig 1—The Cougars played the Purgolders tough in the doubles competition but came up short.
Maggie Bolton and Kelly Collins picked up Craig’s only victory at No. 3 doubles, but all three of the Cougars’ doubles teams went to three sets.
“We pull out the other two doubles matches and the score is 4-3,” Craig coach Camilla Owen said. “That sounds a lot better than 6-1.
“East is really tough in singles. Their top two players have both been to state.”
Craig (3-3) hosts Madison West at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at Palmer Park.
EAST 6, CRAIG 1
Singles—Paige Schaeffer (E) def. Niki Westenberger, 6-0, 6-0; Mara Weiner (E) def. Nicole Timblin, 6-0, 6-0; Jessie Rogers (E) def. Nicole Gutzman, 6-0, 6-0; Heidi Thiel (E) def. Laudan Rezai, 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles—Hillary Schroeder-Anna Spiekerman (E) def. Hailey Smith-Taylor Storbakken, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Nelly Mitchell-Avery Young (E) def. Olivia Ehlers-Emily Reshower, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Maggie Bolton-Kelly Collins (C) def. Leah Schaefer-Kelsey Kyle, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
Junior varsity—Craig 7, East 0.