Tennis finishes 6th at WVC Meet


Jeremy Ratliff

Thursday afternoon, the Bluejay varsity Tennis squad wrapped up their 2019 season in Wausau at the WVC meet; placing sixth ahead of D.C Everest.
The ladies came forth with a solid effort overall, winning nearly half of their singles matches (4/10) and 3 of 9 in doubles. Kamille Ament led the singles’ effort with a 2-0 drubbing of Everest’s Ally Zimmerman (6-1, 6-2). Amelia Skoviera (6-1, 6-3/6-1, 6-2) came up big at #2 singles, dunking Ruoyu Chen from Everest and Marshfield’s Caitly Christensen .
At #1 singles Alexandra Johnson enjoyed a successful bout with Everest’s Talyor Moermond (6-3,6-4).
On the doubles’ side, Anna Rydeski and Erin Murray came out on top of a 3-set dogfight with Everest’s  Calista Fuehrer and.Paige Ziarnik. After pulling off a narrow 7-6 win in the first, the Evergreen duo came back with a vengeance; blasting Murray and Rydeski 6-1.
The pair responded with a decisive 10-5 third set to seal the win.
At #2 doubles Audrey Ladewig and Autumn Reissmann blasted Everest’s Morgan Geir and Maddy Lemke with a pair of 6-0 shutouts. Katelyn Hahn and Angela Hinner then put away their #3 doubles match with the Evergreens’ Morgan Hahn and Mikayla Pozorski (6-0,6-2). 
“We faced some stiff competition in the first round,” comments Assistant Coach Brad Barton.
”The highest seed we had was 5 (Kamille Ament) in the first round.  We lost all 7 matches in the first round.  In the second round we got quite a few wins, although the competition dropped off dramatically.  The third round is where I was looking for results and we delivered.  For singles action, Amelia Skoviera and Kamille Ament were very impressive in their last matches of the day.  In doubles, the teams of Anna Rydeski/Erin Murray and Audrey Ladewig/Autumn Reissmann were likewise very impressive in their last matches of the day.”  

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