Photos by Bob Mischka
From Coach Nelson:
On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Whitewater Girls’ Tennis Team competed in the Rock Valley Conference Tennis Tournament. The Whippets entered the tournament in 4th place and exited the tournament in 2nd place. The team had a fantastic evening with every girl on the team either holding or finishing higher than their pre-tournament seed. Whitewater placed players in the finals of five of the seven positions.
Cassidy Laue, at three singles, and Katelyn Partoll, at four singles, each took home Conference Championships. The girls had to defeat at least one player that they had lost to earlier in the season to capture the title.
Sydney Treder, at one singles, Odessa Sonn and Sophie Olson, at one doubles, and Marissa Mueller and Tessa Papcke, at three doubles, all finished second in the tournament. In reaching the finals, Odessa and Sophie had to defeat a team that they had lost to earlier in the season.
Whitewater’s results were a true team effort as every player won at least one match to provide points to the Whippets’ 27-point total. The Whippets finished second behind Conference Champion East Troy’s 29 points.
Whitewater has one more nonconference match this Monday, Sept. 24, at WHS against Beloit Memorial as they prepare for sub-sectional play the following Monday, October 1.