Panther Girls Tennis Downs Warriors
By Robert Whitmire
The SPASH girls tennis team improved its season record to 6-2 with a 4-3 win over Wausau West at the SPASH courts on Thursday.
Sabrina Tang upped her record to 8-0 on the season at number one singles posting a 6-1,6-0 win over Natasha Bailey.
With West pulling out wins in the remaining three singles matches, it all came down to three big doubles wins for Panthers Elizabeth Wentzel-Taylor Konczal, Maggie Negaard-Lillie James, and Jenna Boeck-Allison Kleman.
The win marked the Wisconsin Valley Conference opener for SPASH. Next up for the Panthers is the Green Bay Southwest Invite Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9 AM. SPASH then travels to Marshfield on Sept. 5, with the first serve set for 4 PM.
No. 1 — Sabrina Tang, STEVENS POINT AREA SENIOR HIGH, def. Natasha Bailey, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 — Lilia Teske, WEST HIGH, def. Leah Olsen, 6-2, 7-5; No. 3 — Emily Names, WEST HIGH, def. Anna Hlavac, 6-2, 4-6, 3-0 (retired); No. 4 — Claire Bizjak, WEST HIGH, def. Allison Rust, 6-4, 7-5;
No. 1 — Elizabeth Wentzel-Taylor Konczal, STEVENS POINT AREA SENIOR HIGH, def. Erin Achatz-Kylie Rennie, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 — Maggie Negaard-Lillie James, STEVENS POINT AREA SENIOR HIGH, def. Samantha Mellberg-Shelby Samz, 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 — Jenna Boeck-Allison Kleman, STEVENS POINT AREA SENIOR HIGH, def. Mikahla Klug-Chloe Pilsner, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.