Area duos ousted at state tourney

Area duos ousted at state tourney

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Area duos ousted at state tourney

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The WIAA State Individual Tennis Tournament ended for a pair of area doubles teams on Friday afternoon at the Nielsen Tennis Center.

Oshkosh West seniors Hannah Dexheimer and Bailey Sagen as well as Oshkosh North’s Meg Hartzell and Alyssa Schafer each won their first match of the day, but then lost in the third round of the tournament, ending their seasons.

Dexheimer and Sagen, the fifth-seed in the bracket, couldn’t match last year’s state-medal producing run falling to 12th seeded Lane McLaughlin and Patty Newby of Divine Savior Holy Angels. The West duo lost 6-3, 7-5, marking the second year in a row they lost to a DSHA tandem at state.

Dexheimer and Sagen advanced to the third round in dominant fashion, blowing past Jordan Schafer and Kaylene Quirk of Racine Case, 6-1, 6-0.

The duo finishes the season with a 26-4 record and was an impressive 60-7 over the past two years playing at the No. 1 flight.

Hartzell and Schafer, both juniors, followed a similar path as their West counterparts.

The North pairing won its first match on Friday, outlasting Bella Auger and Hannah Lein of Brookfield East, 7-5, 6-3. The 13th-seeded Hartzell and Schafer couldn’t keep the momentum going though, falling to fourth-seeded Sara Miller and Michelle Margolies of Nicolet 6-0, 6-0.

Hartzell and Schafer finish the season with a 17-4 record.

The Individual WIAA State Individual Tournament concludes today.

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