The undefeated and No. 1-seeded doubles pair of senior Abby Halla and freshman Tallie Piaskowski continued their successful season at the WIAA Girls Division 2 State Tennis Tournament on Friday for Roncalli.
The duo received a first-round bye on Thursday and won their first match of the tournament in straight sets defeating Monroe juniors Ellie Grossen and Chandra McGuire (20-7) 6-2, 6-0. They then beat Green Bay Notre Dame seniors Megan Linehan and Nicole Pott (14-6) 6-3, 6-2.
Halla and Piaskowski (30-0) play today at 9:30 a.m. against junior Maddie Brown and sophomore Hayley Clope (15-5), of Racine St. Catherine’s, in the semifinals.
Also for Roncalli, seniors Catherine Taddy and Sophie Pitz (20-4) started on Thursday by upsetting seeded University School of Milwaukee sophomores Julia Veitinger and Meredith Short (21-6) 7-5, 6-3. They then fell to Notre Dame seniors Catherine Schaupp and Meg Vandenberg 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Finishing off D2 doubles were Two Rivers seniors Lindsay Fish and Taylor Czekala (11-6), who lost to seeded Baldwin-Woodville seniors Haylie Noha and Katie Thompson (10-0) on Thursday. The duo won the first set 6-4 but dropped the next two 2-6, (10).
Roncalli senior Emily Halvorsen (23-7) won her first match on Thursday against Aquinas’ junior Anna Smith (16-14) in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Halvorsen eventually fell to Regis’ seeded junior Maria Neff (28-4) in her first match on Friday 6-4, 6-4.
The final singles player was Roncalli seeded senior Elizabeth Kuenzi (26-5). Kuenzi defeated Brookfield Academy sophomore Michelle Sikes (12-3) 6-3, 7-5. She then beat Prairie School senior Sophie Main (15-11) in her first match on Friday 6-3, 6-2.
Kuenzi eventually fell to No. 2-seeded University School of Milwaukee senior Maddy Ecker (28-4) in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. She will face seeded senior Sara Murphy, of Edgewood of the Sacred Heart, at 8:30 a.m. today in the fifth-place bracket.