By Nick Beversdorf
Merrill varsity tennis walked away victorious from a quad this past Tuesday, winning nine matches total – six in singles and three in doubles. Chippewa Falls won four of the matches – two in singles and two in doubles and Holmen won one match in doubles.
Sarah Altmann of Chippewa Falls High School started off the singles, defeating Katie Nelson of Merrill, 3-6, 1-6. Katie then defeated Lindsey Lichucki, 6-2, 6-2. Abbie Reed of Chippewa Falls defeated Lea Beckman of Merrill, 4-6, 1-6. Lea then defeated Lauren Grade, 7-5, 7-5. Seirra Severt of Merrill defeated Chloe Exner, 6-2, 7-5 and then defeated Cameron Larson, 5-7, 6-1, 10-8. Rachel Rell of Merrill defeated Maddie Clark, 6-2, 6-1 and then defeated Shelby Hornberg, 4-6, 6-0, 10-7.
For the doubles, Cate Murray and Allison Winter-Reed of Merrill defeated Kami Kuester and Breanna Zeinert, 6-4, 6-6, 7-5. Then, Ya Thao-Matti Vogel of Holmen defeated Cate-Allison, 6-1, 6-1. Maggie Burgess and Mikayla Runge of Chippewa Falls defeated Elizabeth Wagner and Anna Slovekia of Merrill, 0-6, 1-6. Elizabeth-Anna then defeated Lynzi Stauder and Ericka Schmelzer, 6-2, 6-6, 8-6. Kate Zielinski and Carley Meinen of Chippewa Falls defeated Olivia Wheat and Sierra Humphrey of Merrill, 3-6, 5-7. Olivia-Sierra then defeated Ericka Schmelzer-Ting-Jing Chen, 6-3, 6-0.
More quads are in store for varsity tennis. On Friday the Bluejay netters will face off against Rhinelander, Ashland and Ironwood at Rhinelander at 9 a.m. On Monday they will then face off against WI Rapids-Lincoln, Assumption and Green Bay East at Lincoln at 9 a.m.