Lincoln pair advances to conference finals

Lincoln pair advances to conference finals

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Lincoln pair advances to conference finals

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The Manitowoc Lincoln girls tennis team’s Bailey Budnik and Kali Hackmann each won a pair of matches after a first-round bye on Day 1 of the two-day Fox River Classic Conference Tournament on Wednesday to advance to today’s finals.

Budnik, the Ships’ No. 1 singles player, swept Bay Port’s Angela Sun 6-0, 6-0 and topped Green Bay Southwest’s Anneliese Zak 6-2, 6-1. Budnik, the No. 2 seed, will face Green Bay Notre Dame’s Ellie Zimmermann, the No. 1 seed, after she earned a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins.

In No. 2 singles, the No. 1-seeded Hackman defeated Sheboygan South’s Stephanie Haneman 6-0, 6-0 before edging Southwest’s Julia Daane 7-5, 6-3. Hackmann will face De Pere’s Mariah Mihailescue, the No. 3 seed.

Lincoln’s Seidl DeWitt, the No. 3 singles flight’s No. 3 seed, had a first-round bye and won her first match over Green Bay Preble’s Abigail Englebert 6-1, 6-0 before falling to Southwest’s Noel Peck, a No. 2 seed, 7-6(6), 6-4. With the loss, DeWitt advanced to take on No. 4 seed Cristina Villalovas, a No. 4 seed, in today’s third-place match.

Rounding out the Ships’ singles players was No. 4 single flight No. 4 seed Haley Feller, who dropped her first match 6-3, 6-4 to Southwest’s Kathryn Mason before topping South’s Simone Gerards 6-2, 6-0. Feller will take on Sheboygan North’s Brittany McCrory today in the fifth-place match.

In doubles, Lincoln’s No. 1 pair of Leah Auchter and Eden Schuette won their first match 6-2, 6-1 before falling 6-0, 6-0 to the No. 1 seed in their second match. In their third match, Auchter-Schuette fell 7-5, 7-5 to advance to today’s seventh-place match.

Sydney Verbauwhede and Michaela Jagemann, the Ships’ No. 2 pair, won its first match 6-0, 6-0 before falling 6-1, 6-2. Verbauwhede-Jagemann won their third match 6-0, 6-2 and will play in the fifth-place match today.

Lastly, Lincoln’s No. 3 pair of Hannah Ramminger and Justine Jacobs lost their first match 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3 but won their second match 7-5, 6-2. The pair then won their third match 6-1, 6-2 to finish in ninth place.

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