WESTON – The Wausau East girls tennis team was nearly perfect Thursday, but it was good enough to remain perfect in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
The No. 1 team tandem of Mallory Wanserski and Caroline Krolicki only dropped one game to lead a dominating performance in doubles and the Lumberjacks swept all three doubles matches to cruise to an easy 6-1 Valley dual meet win over D.C. Everest.
“I was pleased with how we all came out from the get-go and played well, sometimes it takes a while for us to get started,” said East coach Trevor Knight, whose team improved to 4-0 in the conference.
D.C. Everest’s lone when came from Gabi Kitchell, who picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win over Keli Miles at No. 1 singles.
Singles: No. 1 – Gabi Kitchell (DCE) def. Kelli Milwa, 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 – Erin Lemmer (WE) def. Makenzie Williams, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Hannah Bauman (WE) def. Elyssa Kraeger, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 – Claudia Schoeb (WE) def. Nicole Williams, 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: No. 1 – Mallory Wanserski-Caroline Krolicki (WE) def. Kristin Schirmer-Kristen Houle, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 – Olivia Nass-Carissa Meyer (WE) def. Jenna Maly-Kenzie Bradley, 6-4, 6-0; No. 3 – Katie Maahs-Kali Sather (WE) def. Ryan Wolfe-Jensen Richards, 6-1, 6-1.
Wausau West 2
Marshfield defeated the Warriors 5-2 on Thursday. “Marshfield was the better team tonight. I felt they really came to play. We had 2 nice wins at 3 and 4 singles,” said Wausau West Tennis coach Steve Wenninger.
Singles: No 1 – Nadrrn Lieberman (M) def. Natalie Herold, 6-1, 6-1; No 2 – Martha Kepfer (M) def. Sydney Snoeyenbos 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 – Melissa Panetta (WW) def. Lara Prebble 6-2, 6-4; No. 4 – Michaela Gunseor (WW) def. Krishua Patel 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles: No. 1 – Cammie Warner-Erin Ott (M) def. Kate Peterson-Michelle Brandt 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 – Taylor Hartinger, Emily Serchen (M) def. Catherine Koss-Hannah McTavish 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 – Olivia Harssly-Emily Seidel (M) def. Kate Wessels-Paige Wonders 6-0, 6-3.
Newman Catholic 6,
Carly Maves did not drop a single game at No. 2 singles and Grace Larrain dropped just one at No. 1 singles, as the Cardinals cruised to a dual meet win over the Bluejays.
Annie DeBroux notched the only win for Merrill at No. 3 singles.
Singles: 1.Grace Larrain (N) def. Leah Johnson (M) 6-0, 6-1; 2. Carly Maves (N) def. Chloe Krahn (M) 6-0, 6-0; 3. Annie DeBroux (M) def. Treva Etten (N) 7-5, 7-6; 4. Chloe Chapman (N) def Therese Renaud (M) 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: 1. Anna Gosz-Toni Rufledt (N) def. Jolene Ladewig-Morgan Wilde (M) 6-0, 6-4; 2. Madison Tubbs-Abby Connolly (N) def. Karina Baacke-Morgan Thompson 7-5, 6-2; 3. Maddi Luetmer-Lauren LaPree (N) def. Ashley Ollhoff-Megan Smith 6-2, 6-0.
Wausau West 1, D.C. Everest 1
The Warriors tied the Evergreens at Wausau West on Thursday. John Rohr (Mitch Depke) scored on a free kick for Everest at teh 22:27 mark. West’s Lucas Bautch was able to tie the game off an assist by Eric Spangberg at 30:54 to close out the scoring. West goalkeeper Nick Hulbert had 6 saves, while Everest keeper Nate Kitchell recorded 8 saves.
The tie keeps the Warriors alive in the conference race. “We’ve been talking about going into the second half (of the season) now and trying to shore things up,” said West coach Brady Messenberg. “We’ve been working on playing good defense making the most of our opportunities.”
1st half: DCE: John Rohr, free kick (Mitch Depke) 22:27; West: Lucas Bautch(Eric Spangberg) 30:54.
2nd half: none. Saves: West: Nick Hulburt, 6. DCE: NAte Kitchell, 8.
Newman 5, Tri-County 1
The Cardinals defeated Tri-County on Thursday. Will Varlene scored 3 goals as the Cardinals rolled. “It was a good team effort both offensively and defensively by Newman,” said Cardinals coach Michael Switalski (????????).
1st half: Newman Will Varlene (Spencer Fritsche) 8:49; Newman Nate Johnson (unasst.) 10:32; Tri-County: Elias Juarez (Aaron Thompson) 20:45; Newman Will Varlene (unasst) 30:42.
2nd half: Kueloua Lo (Aaron Roland) 43:01; Will Varlene (Aaron Roland) 60:47.
Saves: Newman: Diego Orozco (8); Tri-county: Devin Hirst (5).
Wausau East 6, Merrill 1
The Lumberjacks handled the Bluejays on their home field on Thursday. Jack McGinnity scored 2 goals and had an assist, while Zang Chang added 2 assists and another goal as East got a convincing win. Austin Hass scored Merrill’s only goal on the night.
1st half: 1:22(WE) Jack Mcginnity(Zang Xhang); 4:36(WE) Henry Knuckles(Nick Sorenson);12:44 Merrill Austin Hass(no asst); 33:48(WE) Zang Chang(Justin Strom);
2nd: 45:21(WE) Jack Mcginnity(Zang Chang); 52:21(WE) Nick Sorenson(Jack McGinnity); 61:15 (WE) Jordan Heiting(no asst).
Saves: Merrill: Nathan Beyer, 3. East: Bryce Taylor 7 saves.
Rhinelander 2, Mosinee 1
MOSINEE – Jeff Stewart accounted for the only goal for Mosinee in a tough Great Northern Conference loss to the Hodags, who got a second-half goals from Eric Fabisch to break a tie.
“They just happened to finish one more (scoring chance) than we did,” Mosinee coach Joe Carlson said. “When we played up in Rhinelander we lost 4-0, and it was not that close. My team has been improving dramatically, especially on the defensive side.”
Keeper Kody Hetmeniak finished with five saves for Mosinee.
First half: 1. R, Sam Mueller, 24:01; 2. M, Jeff Stewart, 35:51.
Second half: 3. R, Eric Fabisch, 59:34.
Saves: Mosinee (Kody Hetmeniak) 5; Rhinelander (Conner Labelle) 5.
Record Mosinee 5-6-1, 1-5 GNC; Rhinelander 6-0 GNC.
Wiscons Rapids 4, Marshfield 1
The Raiders took down the Tigers on the legs of Seth Surendonk who had two goals, and Nick Reber and Zack Loken, who each had one. Reber also recorded an assist. Adam Vandenhaven scored the lone goal for Marshfield on the night, coming off a Matt McCann assist.
1st half: Marshfield Adam Vandenhaven(Matt McCann) 2:56, 12:21 Rapids, Zack Loken(Nick Reber);
2nd half: 45:33 Seth Surendonk(Austin Schultze); 57:44 Seth Surendonk(unasst) 60:58 Rapids Nick Reber(Keegan Crowley).
Saves: Marshfield Neil Dums, 5. Rapids: Kevin Baneck, 3.
Tomahawk 119, Witt.-Birn. 49
WITTENBERG – Kelci Cecil, Kelsey Maki and Katherine Russel all won individual events and led the Tomahawk swim team to a Great Northern dual meet victory over the Chargers.
Despite the loss, Heidi Mortenson stood out for W-B, winning the 100 butterfly (1:09.58) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.85). Also picking up a win for the Chargers was Marissa Schaupp. Schaupp edged out Tomahawk’s Michaela Galganski in the 100 freestyle by less than a second.
200 medley relay: 1. Tomahawk 2:07.71; 200 freestyle: 1. T, Karli Cecil 2:19.01; 2. T, Sami Kleich 2:23.58; 200 IM: 1. T, Katherine Russel 2:36.84; 2. T, Baylee Dallman 2:41.01; 50 freestyle: 1. T, Morgan Weber 26.94; 2. W-B, Marissa Schaupp 28.85; 100 butterfly: 1. W-B, Heidi Mortenson 1:09.58; 2. T, Cecil 1:13.14; 100 freestyle: 1. W-B, Schaupp 1:03.49; 2. T, Michaela Galganski 1:04.24; 500 freestyle: 1. T, Russel 6:12.33; 2. W-B, Miranda Nueske 6:16.13; 200 free relay: 1. Tomahawk 1:52.73; 2. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 1:53.63; 100 backstroke: 1. T, Kelsey Maki 1:14.24; 2. T, Madeline McPherson 1:16.51; 100 breaststroke: 1. W-B, Heidi Mortenson 1:15.85; 2. T, Galganski 1:19.74; 400 free relay: 1. Tomahawk 4:15.88; 2. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 4:22.88.
SPASH 3, Wausau West 0
Kristina Geiger picked up 11 digs and added five kills for the Warriors, who fell to the Panthers 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet.
“We have moments when look very good and see things we’ve been working on, and then we have inconsistencies where we’re shooting ourselves in the foot,” West coach Cathy Newton said. “Hopefully, we’ll have more good moments than inconsistent moments in the future.”
Haley Fochs chipped in with five kills, while Krista Strandberg collected with nine assists and seven digs. Sammy Laatsch helped out with eight digs.
Wausau East 3, Wisconsin Rapids 1
The Lumberjacks took down the Raiders on Thursday 22-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-12. Vanessa Borris led with 30 assists, Clara Baumann had 18 kills, and Morgan Gehring added 16 digs.
“It was a tough start for us tonight, we lost the first match but the girls pulled out the next three matches and we were happy wih the win,” said East coach Ken Zurawski.
Stat leaders: Rapids: Allie Paipel 11 kills, Caitlin Neuman 8 assists, Shelby Steinke 14 digs; East: Vanessa Boris 30 assists, Clara Baumann 18 kills, Morgan Gehrin 16 digs.