Tigers have four third-place finishes
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Marshfield had four third-place finishes and took fourth in the team standings at the 2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Wausau East and West high schools.
Ashley Schultz at No. 1 singles, Hanah Gadke at No. 2 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Olivia Haessly and Kessa Schreiner, and the No. 3 doubles team of Taylor Schneider and Erin Schneider each won third-place matches for the Tigers after losing in the semifinals.
Marshfield ended up third in the overall season standings, which combines points from the six dual meets and the tournament.
Stevens Point swept all four singles and all three doubles titles at the tournament. The Panthers won the overall conference team title for the third season in a row.
Marshfield will compete at the WIAA Division 1 subsectional Tuesday at Stevens Point.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament
Oct. 1, at Wausau East and West high schools
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 42; 2. Wausau East 21; 3. Wausau West 17; 4. Marshfield 16; 5. Merrill 13; 6. D.C. Everest and Wisconsin Rapids 12.
Final team standings (combined with dual meet points): 1. Stevens Point 126; 2. Wausau East 65; 3. Marshfield 58; 4. Wisconsin Rapids 52; 5. Wausau West 43; 6. D.C. Everest 42; 7. Merrill 41.
No. 1 singles
Championship: Emily Luetschwager (SP) def. Sami Miles (WE) 6-0, 6-0.
Third place: Ashley Schultz (MAR) def. Kaitlyn Hess (WR) 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 singles
Championship: Sabrina Tang (SP) def. Sydney Blaskowski (WE) 6-0, 6-1.
Third place: Hanah Gadke (MAR) def. Michaela Raleigh (MER) 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 singles
Championship: Lily Firkus (SP) def. Katie Nelson (MER) 6-0, 6-1.
Third place: Gabby Thao (WW) def. Sara Gliniecki (WE) 6-3, 6-3.
No. 4 singles
Championship: Suzie DeBot (SP) def. Leah Blaskowski (WE) 6-0, 6-3.
Third place: Lea Beckman (MER) def. Erin Achatz (WW) 7-5, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles
Championship: 1. Jaide Barber/Juliet Champion (SP) def. Sarah Snoeyenbos/Kate Peterson (WW) 6-4, 6-1.
Third place: Olivia Haessly/Kessa Schreiner (MAR) def. Allie Henke/McCartney Sullivan (WR) (no scores provided).
No. 2 doubles
Championship: Madison DeBot/Kayla Stutesman (SP) def. Chloe Westberg/Quinn Lodholtz (WE) 6-0, 6-0.
Third place: Kaylee Heiting/Kate Welton (DC) def. Paige Vruwink/Mal Herman (WR) 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
No. 3 doubles
Championship: Kaylee Bruneau/Emily Meier (SP) def. Vang/Sydney Turner (WW) 6-3, 6-1.
Third place: Taylor Schneider/Erin Schneider (MAR) def. Taylor Brzezinski/Cassidy Genneman (DC) 7-6, 1-6, 10-8.