Lincoln pair advances to conference finals

Lincoln pair advances to conference finals


Lincoln pair advances to conference finals


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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