MHS netters split
The Merrill girls tennis team suffered a tough 5-2 loss to its hosts in last Thursday’s Antigo Triangular, but was able to get some immediate redemption when it blanked Phillips in the second match.
“Unfortunately, we got off to a slow start in the match against Antigo,” MHS coach Janet Thompson said. “The doubles teams fell behind in their first sets and had uphill battles for the duration of the matches.
“Annie and Chloe played well at one and two singles. Annie took the first set, and ended up winning as her opponent forfeited due to illness. Chloe’s match was full of long rallies. Both girls were hard hitters with the ability to place shots accurately. After losing the second set Chloe came out strong in the tiebreak, took the early lead, and didn’t look back.
DeBroux (6-1, forf.) and Krahn (6-4, 0-6, [10-8]) came up with the Bluejay wins. Megan Smith (7-6 [7-4], 0-6, [10-4]) and Ariel Hinz lost singles matches, and Antigo swept doubles from Morgan Wilde/Ashley Ollhoff (6-3, 7-6 [7-3]), Morgan Thompson/Katie Purmal (6-3, 6-3) and Hanna Cohrs/Rachel Bayer (7-5, 6-3).
Rolling the Loggers
The Bluejays collected a 7-0 win over Phillips.
“I was pleased that the girls were able to bounce back and refocus for the second match,” Thompson said. “The team didn’t lose a set against Phillips.”
Wins came from DeBroux (6-0, 6-0), Krahn (6-1, 6-0), Smith (6-0, 6-0), Hinz (6-1, 6-3), Wilde/Ollhoff (6-4, 6-3), Thompson/Purmal (6-0, 6-3) and Sarah Lentz/Frances Moonen (6-0, 6-1).