Prep girls tennis overview: Young Jets look to continue tradition

Prep girls tennis overview: Young Jets look to continue tradition

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Prep girls tennis overview: Young Jets look to continue tradition

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Roncalli

Coach: Dave Mueller, first year

Last year: first, Eastern Wisconsin Conference

Returning letter-winners: Tallie Piaskowksi, so.; Julia Platteter, so.; Laura Platteter, sr.; Maddie Salutz, so.; Abby Welnetz, so.; Chloe Kitzerow, jr.; Hannah Kubsh, jr.

Outlook: The Jets are replacing eight seniors, but return five all-EWC selections from a season ago. Headlining that list is Piaskowski, who earned All-State honors last season in doubles but will be transitioning to No. 1 singles. Roncalli reached team State last year and Mueller is confident in his team despite the relative youth. Mueller says his team has plenty of tennis experience, just not at the varsity level.

Manitowoc Lincoln

Coach: Jacques Verbauwhede, 19th year

Last year: Fifth, Fox River Classic Conference

Returning letter-winners: Bailey Budnik, so.; April Thao, sr.; Sydney Verbauwhede, so.; Michaela Jagemann, sr.; Justine Jacobs, jr.; Hannah Ramminger, jr.;

Outlook: The Ships are led by Budnik, who qualified for State as a freshman at No. 1 singles and earned all-FRCC honors. Verbauwhede is looking for players to step up at singles, where Lincoln graduated everyone but Budnik. The Ships’ sights are set in a top-four conference finish this season.

Two Rivers

Coach: Amanda Pribek, third year

Last year: ninth, EWC

Returning letter-winners: Ashley Kakuk, sr.; Gabby Yokiel, jr.; Crystal Dax, sr.; Rachel Sosnosky, jr.; Elizabeth Manna, jr.

Outlook: Two Rivers is looking to rebuild with four freshman on the team this season. The Raiders went 0-9 in EWC play and Pribek feels this season will be a great learning experience for her young team.

Kiel

Coach: Maree Karls, fourth year

Last year: eighth, EWC

Returning letter-winners: Ellie Karls, sr.; Elise Ott, sr.; Lydia Blatz, sr.; Sierra Lieburn, so.; Erica Scholz, so.; Bethany Pritchard, sr.; Olivia Jonasen, so.; Hannah Jarvie, so.;

Outlook: Kiel is led by a group of four seniors in Blatz, Pritchard, Ott and Karls. The No. 1 doubles team features Lieburn and Scholz. The only freshman on varsity is No. 2 doubles player Emily Drega.

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