PACELLI'S TOP DOUBLES TEAM WINS SECTIONAL TITLE, QUALIFIES FOR STATE GIRLS TENNIS TOURNAMENT
BALDWIN – Stevens Point Pacelli’s No. 1 doubles team of Ella Schroeder and Marissa Stolt are off to the state meet after winning the title at the WIAA Division 2 girls tennis sectional on Wednesday at Baldwin-Woodville High School.
The top four finishers in No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, and the top finisher in No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles automatically qualify for the 2021 WIAA Individual State Girls Tennis Tournament on Oct. 14-16 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. Up to 16 additional qualifiers may be added in the No. 1 flights, which will be announced Thursday or Friday.
Schroeder and Stolt defeated Alaina Rivard and Ella Gould of Amery in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-2; Lexington Berger and Kallahan Bowman of Rice Lake in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-4; and Evie Shepich and Teigan Petersilka of Eau Claire Regis in the championship match 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, to earn a spot at state.
The Cardinals’ No. 3 doubles team of Anabelle Arnold and Jayden Hytry also won the sectional title, earning wins of 7-6 (6), 6-4, over Annabelle Fisk and Marissa Fisk of Amery in the semifinals, and 6-3, 6-2, over Maggie Jensen and Kylie Kastel of Baldwin-Woodville in the championship match.
No. 3 and No. 4 flights were competed strictly for team points. Eau Claire Regis won the sectional title with 37 points to qualify for the 2021 WIAA Team State Girls Tennis Tournament in Madison on Oct. 22-23. Pacelli was third with 27 points.
Pacelli’s No. 1 singles player Natalie Cooper lost in the quarterfinals to Diedra Meyer of Amery, 6-2, 6-4; and the No. 2 doubles team of Amelia Jacoby and Julia Storch finished third. They lost in the semifinals before coming back to beat Kelsey Jascor and Masaeda Krug of Medford in the third-place match 6-2, 6-3.
Columbus Catholic’s three sectional qualifiers were eliminated.
Maria Laura Garcia-Moya lost her first match at No. 1 singles to Brittany Martin of Eau Claire Regis 7-6 (5), 6-1; Akosua Yeboah finished third at No. 3 singles, losing her first match in three sets to Truc Nguyen of Amery 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, before winning the third-place match over Natalie Townsend of Wausau Newman Catholic in a tiebreaker 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (4); and the No. 1 doubles team of Maya Kuhn and Maria Elizabeth Garcia-Moya lost its first match to Evie Shepich and Teigan Petersilka of Eau Claire Regis 6-1, 6-0.