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Janesville Craig collects overdue girls tennis win

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Gazette Staff
September 3, 2009

Janesville Craig’s girls had a single goal when they got off the bus to complete their rain-interrupted tennis match at Sun Prairie on Wednesday: win a singles match.


The Cougars had won the three doubles matches before rain halted the Aug. 25 match. No. 3 singles player Maggie Bolton took care of matters and the Cougars went on to a 6-1 victory.


“Maggie was up 3-2 in the second set, and she was up 5-2 about seven minutes after we got back started,” Craig coach Camilla Owen said. “So when we knew she had won her match, everyone kind of relaxed and played.”


No. 1 singles player Niki Westenberger and No. 2 singles player Kelly Collins also added victories for the Cougars, who evened their Big Eight mark at 1-1 going into today’s match at Madison Memorial.


No. 1 doubles team Hailey Smith and Taylor Storbakken and No. 3 doubles team Ciarra Sroda and Mina Liza Shahlapour each improved to 9-0 with victories.


CRAIG 6, SUN PRAIRIE 1

Singles—Niki Westenberger (JC) def. Haley Haumersen, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4; Kelly Collins (JC) def. Taylor Henderson, 6-3, 7-6 (4); Maggie Bolton (JC) def. Jenny Helminski, 6-3, 6-2; Moet Odera (SP) def. Laudan Rezi, 6-2, 6-2.


Doubles—Hailey Smith-Taylor Storbakken (JC) def. Paige Elving-Natasha Zuelke, 6-2, 6-1; Olivia Ehlers-Emily Reshower (JC) def. Kelli Sobczak-Heather Sadowski, 6-1, 6-1; Ciarra Sroda-Mina Liza Shahlapour def. Megan Olander-Clarisse Tobia, 6-1, 6-1.


Junior varsity—Craig 5, Sun Prairie 2.



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