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Girls Tennis at WIAA Sectionals

The University School girls’ tennis team took 3rd place in the East Troy Sectional in the WIAA Division 2 state tournament on Wednesday, October 7th at the East Troy High School. 

The Wildcats took 1st place in the Brookfield Academy/University School of Milwaukee Subsectional on Monday, October 5th at the Western Racquet Club in Brookfield, but they were unable to sustain their lead in the meet in East Troy.  Since only one team from each sectional advances to the state tournament, the 3rd place finish ended the USM’s team season.

Matt Flack, USM’s head coach described the situation, “We finished third as a team with 36 points. It came down to USM versus Catholic Memorial for a chance at team state, and we fell just short in our last match against CMH. It was a solid team effort, and I am very proud of our girls. They all played their best tennis at the right time, which is all I ask of them. They did not shrink from the moment and played aggressive tennis throughout the tournament.”

USM Sectional Results:
1 Singles: Maahum Jan lost 3-6, 2-6 to Kate Smith of Racine St. Catherines.

3 Singles: Divya Pandey: took 3rd place at Sectionals: She lost 6-7 (5), 4-6 to Izzy Galluso of East Troy; then she defeated Casey Kirschllager of Big Foot, 6-2, 6-4.

4 Singles: Neomi Spellman took 2nd place at Sectionals: She defeated Olivia Egle of East Troy, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4; then she lost to Grace Dorow of Catholic Memorial, 7-5, 4-6, 2-6.

1 Doubles: Kala Siddlingaiah and Becca Daskal were Sectional Champions: They defeated Maddie Leinenweber and Katie Leinenweber of St. Joseph, 6-2, 6-1; then defeated Eva Janavitz and Josephine Krohn of Brookfield Academy, 6-2, 6-1; then defeated Abi Knox and Natasha Davis of Shorewood, 6-2, 6-1.

2 Doubles: Isabel Werner and Beatrice Laterman took 3rd place at Sectionals: They lost to Gabriela Davis and Magdalyn Drierfurst of The Prairie School, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6; then they defeated Jamie Puppe and Becca Cheever of Shorewood, 6-4, 6-3

3 Doubles: Rachael Schneck and Karly Francis were Sectional Champions: They defeated Emily Stern and Sarah Scanlan of East Troy, 6-3, 7-5; they then defeated Kailyn Sauer and Monika Mulhauf of Catholic Memorial, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-2

Maahum Jan in singles and Kala Siddlinggaiah and Becca Daskal and Isabel Werner and Beatrice Laterman in doubles will represent USM in the WIAA Division 2 Individual State Tournament on Thursday, October 15th through Saturday, October 17th at Sports Core in Kohler.  The opening round is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.