WAUSAU – Wausau East won three titles and earned three runner-up finishes to win its second overall championship in the past three years as it finished first at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Wausau East High School.
East, winners of the conference dual meet season, had six of its seven competitors reach the finals, with three coming out victorious. Wausau West and Stevens Point each had two tournament champions to finish second and third, respectively, in the final WVC standings.
Marshfield was fifth with a second, a third and two fourth-place finishers at the tournament.
Marshfield’s No. 2 doubles team of Krupa Patel and Sydney Newmier reached the finals before losing to Stevens Point’s Allison Rust and Leah Olsen, 6-0, 6-1.
The Tigers’ No. 3 doubles team of Ana Paape and Christina Chin came in as the No. 1 seed but was upset in the semifinals. The duo regrouped to beat Caroline Blakeman and Sabrina O’Keefe of Stevens Point 6-2, 6-2, in the third-place match.
Marshfield’s No. 1 doubles team of Emily Weis and Lauren Weigel, and Jabina Devadas at No. 1 singles both lost third-place matches to finish fourth. Hailey McCanna finished fifth at No. 4 singles as well for the Tigers.
Singles champions were Natasha Bailey (No. 1) and Lilia Teske (No. 2) of Wausau West, and Claire Peterson (No. 3) and Lola Berumen (No. 4) of Wausau East.
Meghan DeBot and Anna Hlavac of Stevens Point won the No. 1 doubles title, with Brittany Khammanivong and Katie Martell of Wausau East taking first at No. 3 doubles.
All seven Valley teams, along with Antigo and Rhinelander, will compete at the WIAA Division 1 subsectional on Monday at Stevens Point Area Senior High.
2019 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament Team scores: 1. Wausau East 32; 2. Wausau West 26; 3. Stevens Point 25; 4. Wisconsin Rapids 19; 5. Marshfield 14; 6. Merrill 8; 7. D.C. Everest 2. Final overall team standings: 1. Wausau East 104; 2. Wausau West 88; 3. Stevens Point 85; 4. Wisconsin Rapids 63; 5. Marshfield 50; 6. Merrill 26; 7. D.C. Everest 4. No. 1 singles Championship: Natasha Bailey (WW) def. Savannah Carroll (WE) 6-3, 6-2. Third place: Alex Zueger (WR) def. Jabina Devadas (MAR) 6-1, 2-6, 10-8. Fifth place: Jessica Kleman (SP) def. Alexandra Johnson (MER) 6-2, 6-4. No. 2 singles Championship: Lilia Teske (WW) def. Lea Ratanawong (WE). Third place: Estella Roerig (SP) def. Bellah Vinter (WR) 6-2, 6-1. Fifth place: Amelia Skoviera (MER) def. Caitlyn Christensen (MAR) 6-2, 6-1. No. 3 singles Championship: Claire Peterson (WE) def. Sophia Kohl (WW). Third place: Abby Erwin (SP) def. Rachel Bredl (WR) 6-1, 2-6, 10-8. Fifth place: Kamille Ament (MER). No. 4 singles Championship: Lola Berumen (WE) def. Molly Schaefer (WW) 6-0, 6-0. Third place: Tatum Thielman (SP) def. Kelly Alekna (WR) 6-2, 6-2. Fifth place: Hailey McCanna (MAR) def. Nya Harrington (DC) 6-2, 6-0. No. 1 doubles Championship: Meghan DeBot/Anna Hlavac (SP) def. Elizabeth Boulanger/Zoe Briquelet-Miller (WE) 6-3, 6-0. Third place: Hannah Jarosch-Ally Abbott (WR) def. Emily Weis-Lauren Weigel (MAR) 6-4, 7-5. Fifth place: Katie Meyer-Mallory Names (WW) def. Erin Murray-Anna Rydeski (MER) 6-2, 7-5. No. 2 doubles Championship: Allison Rust-Leah Olsen (SP) def. Krupa Patel-Sydney Newmier (MAR) 6-0, 6-1. Third place: London Kubisiak-Taylor Wentland (WR) def. Madeleine Bizjak-Mia Hoehn (WW) 1-6, 7-5, 11-9. Fifth place: Lillie Grace Faulkner-Morgan McHugh (WE) def. Audrey Ladewig-Autumn Reissmann (MER) 6-1, 6-4. No. 3 doubles Championship: Brittany Khammanivong-Katie Martell (WE) def. Sophia Wardour-Kiara Coombs (WR) 6-4, 6-3. Third place: Ana Paape-Christina Chin (MAR) def. Caroline Blakeman-Sabrina O’Keefe (SP) 6-2, 6-2. Fifth place: Brenna Holtz-Rachel Hartman (WW) def. Katelyn Hahn-Angela Hinner (MER) 6-0, 6-2.