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Janesville Parker tennis shuts out Sun Prairie

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Gazette staff
September 9, 2009

Janesville Parker’s girls tennis team tuned for Thursday’s intra-city showdown against Janesville Craig by blasting Sun Prairie, 7-0, in Big Eight action Tuesday.


The Vikings (8-2 overall,


3-2 Big Eight) won five of the seven matches in straight sets.


“We had a talk before the match who we wanted our girls to be mentally tough whether they were ahead or behind,” Parker coach Justin Long said.


That talk paid dividends at No. 3 and No. 4 singles where Sarah Sodemann and Terri Harmata both bounced back from second-set losses to win their matches.


PARKER 7, SUN PRAIRIE 0

Singles: Emily Sodemann (P) def. Haley Haumersen, 6-2, 6-2; Lauren Brooks (P) def. Taylor Henderson, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Sarah Sodemann (P) def. Jenny Helminski, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3; Terri Harmata def. Moet Onodera, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.


Doubles: Maddie Theisen-Kristin Zeilinger (P) def. Paige Elding-Natasha Zuelke, 6-2, 6-3; Kim Amundson-Danielle Boyd (P def Kelli-Sobczak-Heather Sadowski, 6-1, 6-0; Hailey Fenrick-Ellary Nemetz (P) def. Megan Olander-Clarisse Tobia, 6-3, 7-5.


Junior varsity—Sun Prairie 5, Parker 2.


-- Middleton 4, Craig 3—The vistiting Cardinals won three of four singles matches to defeat Janesville Craig at Palmer Park.


Craig’s No. 1 doubles team of Hailey Smith and Taylor Storbakken improved to 10-0, and the No. 3 team of Ciarra Sroda and Mina Liza Shahlapour moved to 9-0, but the Cougars came up short.


“We haven’t been pushed in the last couple of matches, but today we were,” Craig High coach Camilla Owen said. “That was the difference in a couple of matches where we just couldn’t quite get a win.”


Maggie Bolton was victorious at No. 3 singles for Craig


(2-2).


The Cougars will be at


Beloit Memorial today in a makeup match.


MIDDLETON 4, CRAIG 3

Singles: Bianca Bellissimo (M) def. Niki Westenberger, 6-3, 6-1; Ali Diamond (M) def. Kelly Collins, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0; Maggie Bolton (C) def. Maddie Zdedlick, 6-3, 6-4; Abby Diamond (M) def. Laudan Rezai, 6-0, 6-1.


Doubles: Hailey Smith-Taylor Storbakken (C) def. Bri Meyer-Anna Naden, 6-3, 6-4; Sarah Cousen-Ali Stone (M) def. Olivia Ehlers-Emly Reshower, 6-4, 6-4; Ciarra Sroda-Mina Liza Shahlapour (C) def. Lindsey Heidel-Mo Livesey, 6-2, 6-0.


Junior varsity—Middleton 5, Craig 2.



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