Big Eight champs handle Craig tennis
Madison West flexed its girls tennis muscles and defeated Janesville Craig, 6-1, in a Big Eight Conference match Thursday at West.
Craig High coach Camilla Owen was realistic going into the match.
“(No. 1 singles) Rachel Margolis is one of the top four players in the state, and (No. 2 singles) Samantha Nagin is probably in the next four,” Owen said. “They’ll do well at state and (West) is going to be the conference champion.”
The Regents’ No. 1 doubles team of Allie Dyer and Jenni Mohoney handed Craig’s Hailey Smith and Taylor Storbakken their first loss of the season in three sets, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-1. Smith and Storbakken are 13-1.
Craig’s Ciarra Sroda and Mina Liza Shahlapour remained undefeated at No. 3 doubles by winning a three-set match. Sroda and Shahlapour are 13-0.
The Cougars play in a Brookfield East tournament Saturday and close the Big Eight dual season against Verona at home Tuesday.
WEST 6, CRAIG 1
Singles—Rachel Margolis (MW) def. Niki Westenberger, 6-0, 6-0; Samantha Nagin (MW) def. Kelly Collins, 6-0, 6-0; Lily Simonson (MW) def. Maggie Bolton, 6-1, 7-5; Nora Feldman (MW) def. Sarah Gray, 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles—Allie Dyer-Jenni Mohoney (MW) def. Hailey Smith-Taylor Storbakken, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-1; Sarah Kuhn-Lauren Rosenstock (MW) def. Olivia Ehlers-Emily Reshower, 6-0, 6-2; Ciarra Sroda-Mina Liza Shahlapour (JC) def. Annelies Taylor-Jane Campbell, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1.
Junior varsity—West 7, Craig 0.
n Memorial 4, Parker 3—Janesville Parker fell back to .500 in the Big Eight Conference by losing to the visiting Madison Memorial.
Parker (4-4) got wins from Lauren Brooks at No. 2 singles, and in doubles from the No. 1 team of Maddie Theisen and Kristin Zeilinger, and the No. 2 team of Kim Amundson and Danielle Boyd.
“We missed some opportunites to take control of the match,” Parker coach Justin Long said. “This was a tough loss for us.”
Parker hosts a seven-team tournament on Saturday that includes Beloit Memorial, Lake Geneva Badger, Edgerton, Jefferson, Lake Mills and Kimberly.
MEMORIAL 4, PARKER 3
Singles—Valerie Shen (MM) def. Emily Sodemann, 6-0, 6-2; Lauren Brooks (JP) def. Teja Vemuganti, 6-4, 6-2; Laura Xu (MM) def. Terri Harmata, 6-2, 6-4; Keerthana Pippla (MM) def. Melanie Whitescarver, 6-2, 7-5.
Doubles—Maddie Theisen-Kristin Zeilinger (JP) def. Mikayla Johnson-Kelly Shen, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Kim Amundson-Danielle Boyd (JP) def. Melissa Milbrandt-Andrea Rummel, 6-1, 6-1; Melissa Horsfall-Hee Je Jeon (MM) def. Haley Fenrick-Ellary Nemetz, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.