STEVENS POINT – Rhinelander won all four singles matches and two of the three doubles matches in straight sets to defeat Stevens Point Pacelli 6-1 and claim the Great Northern Conference girls tennis regular-season championship.
Rhinelander finishes the GNC regular season with a 7-0 record after sending Pacelli (6-1) to its only conference defeat.
Pacelli’s lone win came at No. 1 singles where Marissa Stolt and Ella Schroeder defeated Taylor Riopel and Paige Olenik, 6-2, 6-1.
The Great Northern Conference Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at Antigo.
Rhinelander 6, Pacelli 1
Singles: 1. Annika Johnson (RH) def. Natalie Cooper, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Kaylee Pontell (RH) def. Lauren Loesl, 6-0, 6-1; 3. Tori Riopel (RH) def. Allison Lange, 6-1, 6-2; 4. Kelsey Winter (RH) def. Amanda Lansing, 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles: 1. Ella Schroeder-Marissa Stolt (PAC) def. Paige Olenik-Taylor Riopel, 6-2, 6-1; 2. Kylee Younker-Helena Wisner (RH) def. Amelia Jacoby-Anabelle Arnold, 6-2, 7-5; 3. Shayla Coppenger-Kayla Tessman (RH) def. Jayden Hytry-Lucy Gwidt, 6-1, 6-3.
Records: Rhinelander 7-0 Great Northern Conference; Pacelli 6-1 Great Northern Conference.