CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Stevens Point Area Senior High girls tennis team is sending two individuals and a pair of doubles teams to the WIAA state individual girls tennis tournament.
Emily Luetschwager and Sabrina Tang won the title at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, as the Panthers finished second overall as a team in the Division 1 sectional meet at Chippewa Falls High School. The Panthers finished two points behind Eau Claire Memorial.
SPASH’s tandem of Jaide Barber/Juliet Champion finished second at No. 1 doubles and qualified for state as did the team of Madison DeBot/Kayla Stutesman, who won the bracket at No. 2 doubles.
“It was an amazing day. We played our best tennis of the season. We knew we needed to be in the final of every bracket to compete for the title,” SPASH tennis coach Gary Baier said of the battle with Memorial. “It was a battle of two very good teams. We came up just a little short but, we are so proud of the effort, focus and improvement they showed.”
The state tournament is next week at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.
Wausau East sophomore Sami Miles earned a trip to the WIAA state girls individual tournament as she finished fourth in the No. 1 singles bracket during Division 1 sectional play Thursday.
Wausau East’s Sami Miles finished fourth at No. 1 singles and earned a state trip as well as Marshfield’s Olivia Haessly and Emily Serchen, who were fourth at No. 1 doubles.
Marshfield sophomore Ashley Schultz lost her opening match at No. 1 singles and was eliminated.
Wausau West’s top doubles team of Kate Peterson/Sarah Snoeyenbos lost their first match in the sectional and were eliminated. The Warriors duo finished the year with a 14-10 mark.
SPASH’s Suzie DeBot was second at No. 4 singles, while D.C. Everest’s Heather Kraemer was fourth.
The Panthers tandem of Emily Meier/Kaylee Bruneau were second at No. 3 doubles.
Team scores: 1. Eau Claire Memorial 50; 2. SPASH 48; 3. Rhinelander 27; 4. Hudson 21; 5. Menomonie 11; 6T. Marshfield; 6T. Wausau East 10; 8. Chippewa Falls 7; 9. New Richmond 6; 10T. D.C. Everest 4; 10T. Merrill; 10T. Wausau West 4; 10T. Wisconsin Rapids 4; 10T. Eau Claire North. 15T. River Falls 2; T15. Superior 2.
Adams-Friendship 3, Nekoosa 1
FRIENDSHIP — Jenna Baker led the team with 21 kills and two blocks in the Papermakers’ SCC loss against the Green Devils.
The Devils won 16-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20.
Bailey Bradl had 18 assists and Kendall Anderson added 17 kills for the Papermakers (5-13, 2-6 South Central Conference).
SPASH 3, Wisconsin Rapids 1
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Taylor Langemeier had three kills while Emily Zuehlke added two kills in the Raiders’ loss to the Panthers.
The Panthers won 11-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-8 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference game
Hannah Graczkowski led the team with 10 assists with Paige Hoernke adding 13 digs in the loss.
Don Chase Relays
WEYAUWEGA — Iola-Scandinavia’s Erika Kisting was the individual champion in 19 minutes, 23 seconds and teammate Leighten Fischer finished fourth (20:06), but Alexis Balliett helped lead the Wittenberg-Birnamwood to the team title by placing fifth.
The Chargers had the low score of 46 points, well ahead of runner-up Amherst (74). Alissa Niggemann paced the Falcons with a third place finish in 19:40.
W-B had all five scoring runners in the top 15.
Amherst’s Adam Wise placed fourth overall to lead the Falcons to a runner-up finish on the boys side.
Team scores: 1. Wautoma 46; 2. Amherst 56; 3. Westfield/Montello 68; 4. Bonduel 89; 5. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 90; 6. Manawa 168; 7. Weyauwega-Fremont 176.
Top 10: 1. Grant Gomeyosh (Men. Indian), 17:32; 2. Hayden Schwartzman (W), 18:10; 3. Tanner Hudziak (W), 18:13; 4. Adam Wise (AMH), 18:20; 5. Jared Wondra (BON), 18:20; 6. Payton Cummings (W/M), 18;21; 7. Michael Lucassen (WAU), 18:33; 8. Seth Barnes (AMH), 18:47; 9. Damon WOlff (W-B), 18:53; 10. Ryley Frozene (W/M), 18:54.
Team scores: 1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 46; 2. Amherst 74; 3. Iola-Scandinavia 101; 4. Weyauwega-Fremont 105; 5. Wautoma 133; 6. Mario 1389; 7. Bonduel 150; 8. Westfield/Montello 150.
Top 10: Erika Kisting (I-S), 19:23; 2. Delaney Greene-Gretzinger (MAR), 19:30; 3. Alissa Niggemann (AMH), 19:40; 4. Leighten Fischer (I-S), 20:06; 5. Alexis Balliett (W-B), 20:56; 6. Caragan Volz (W-F), 21:00; 7. Paige Norrbom (W-B), 21:18; 8. Ashley Caswell (WAU), 21:21; 9. Daisy Wilson (W-F), 21:28; 10. Erica Wendler (W-B), 21:37.
SPASH 4, Rapids 1
STEVENS POINT — Joey Dorgan scored a goal and had an assist in the Panthers’ Wisconsin Valley Conference win over the Raiders.
Trevor Anderson knocked one in and assisted on another score, while McKenon Diekroeger and Keondre Porter also had a goal apiece.
“We’ve been on a roll 8-1-1 in the last 10 games,” SPASH coach Mark Peel said. “We’re playing well, just building and peaking at a good time for playoffs.”
First half- 1. S, Mckenon Diekroeger (Jacob McCrystal), 31:00; 2. S, Joey Dorgan (Trevor Anderson), 40:00.
Second half- 3. S, Keondre Porter (Jordan Schrieber), 57:00; 4. WR, Curtis Price (Jack Kiiskila), 67:00; 5. S, Anderson (Dorgan), 89:00
Saves: SPASH Ryan Weber 6; Rapids Carson Crotteau 7.
Record: SPASH 12-6-1 overall.
Newman Catholic 3, Pittsville 0
PITTSVILLE — Taylor Hackel had nine kills and a .583 hitting percentage as the Cardinals swept the Marawood Conference South Division game.
Abbey Fox had 20 assists, while Riley Vaughn added five aces. Mariah Whalen led the Cardinals with six digs.