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State Girls Team Tennis Tournaments Preview

Monday, October 19, 2020

State Girls Team Tennis Tournaments Preview

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THE STATE TEAM TOURNAMENTS:  The 27h Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Team Tennis Tournaments will be held Saturday, Oct. 24. The Division 1 meet takes place at Lake Geneva Tennis Club in Lake Geneva, Wis., and the Division 2 tournament will be held at the Sports Core in Kohler, Wis. A maximum of two spectators per participant at Lake Geneva Tennis Club, and no spectators will be permitted at the Sports Core because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

COVID-19 ADMISSION RESTRICTIONS:  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, only two spectators will be permitted admission at Lake Geneva Tennis Club, and a ticket is required. No spectators will be allowed at the Sports Core. Essential event personnel and limited media will be permitted. Social distancing guidelines of six feet and properly worn face masks are required.

STATE SOUVENIR PROGRAMS ONLINE:  The souvenir programs for the 2020 fall State culminating events are available online and available to download and print at no cost. The complete State Girls Tennis Tournament program with rosters of qualifiers and tourney information can be accessed at: www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Publications/Programs/2020girlstennis.pdf.

ORDER STATE MEET APPAREL ONLINE: WIAA licensed apparel is available online for the 2020 State Girls Team Tennis Tournament. To browse and purchase branded merchandise, visit the WIAA Store at: https://wiaastatetennis20.itemorder.com/sale. Online purchases will be shipped after the online store closes on Thursday, Oct. 29.

STREAMING DIVISION 2: The NFHS Network on WIAA.TV will be streaming the entire Division 2 team tournament live. The cost of a subscription is $10.99 per month. Accommodations have been arranged to stream the Division 2 event with no fans permitted at the venue.

TEAM TOURNAMENT SEEDING: Seeding of the  State Girls Team Tournament began in 2017. The four coaches of each respective division voted to seed all four teams in their division.

THE DIVISION 1 MATCH-UPS:

Semifinals (Saturday, Oct. 24)
Match-1:  #1 Divine Savior Holy Angels (13-2) vs. #4 Hudson (10-0) - 9 a.m.
Match-2:  #2 Muskego (12-3) vs. #3 Oconomowoc (14-4) - Noon

Championship (Saturday, Oct. 24)
Match-3:  Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2 - 3 p.m.

THE DIVISION 2 MATCH-UPS:

Semifinals (Saturday, Oct. 24)
Match-1:  #1 Catholic Memorial (11-8) vs. #4 Edgewood (3-3) - 9 a.m.
Match-2:  #2 Xavier (7-0) vs. #3 Amery (12-3)* - 11 a.m.
* Regis voluntarily withdrew 

Championship (Saturday, Oct. 24)
Match-3:  Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2 - 1:30 p.m.

BY THE NUMBERS:  There were 149 teams sponsoring girls tennis this fall with 137 entering the Tournament Series, including 76 in Division 1 and 61 in Division 2. The State Tournament field of teams is determined by team points recorded at the subsectional and sectional levels.

LAST YEAR:  Top-seeded Homestead won the Division 1 title for the fourth straight season with a 4-3 edge over Muskego in the championship match. The Highlanders won two of the four singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to secure the victory. In Division 2, Catholic Memorial defeated top-seeded Kohler 5-2 in the championship match. The Crusaders won two of the four singles matches and won all the doubles flights to account for the margin of victory.

THE HISTORY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Nicolet has won six titles since the advent of the team championship dual format in 1994 and have won a membership-leading 17 team titles. Brookfield Central, Homestead, and University School possess nine team championships, and Whitefish Bay has eight.

ABOUT THE DIVISION 1 FIELD:  Divine Savior Holy Angels is the top seed in the bracket. The Dashers qualify for the ninth time and for the second time in the past three years. They won the title in their first two appearances in 2001 and 2004. They have been runners-up twice since that time, in 2012 and 2018. Muskego finished runner-up in its first State Tournament appearance last season. The Warriors have been issued the #2 seed this season. Third-seeded Oconomowoc qualifies for the tournament for the third time and for the first time since back-to-back appearances in 1994 and 1995. In each of the prior two appearances, the Raccoons fell in the quarterfinal round. Hudson is making its first appearance in the State Team Tournament.

ABOUT THE DIVISION 2 FIELD:  Defending champion Catholic Memorial is the top seed. It’s the third year in a row the Crusaders have qualified, which accounts for its overall total of appearances.  They finished runner-up in their first appearance in 2018. Second-seeded Xavier will be embarking on its first-ever appearance in the State Team Tournament. Regis, the third seed, voluntarily withdrew from the tournament. Amery, the most recently defeated opponent, replaced Regis in the bracket.  The Warriors are participating at State for the third time. They had back-to-back appearances in 2017 and 2018, which resulted in defeats in the semifinals. Fourth-seeded Edgewood is making its 12th appearance at State and its first since 2018. The Crusaders won the Division 2 championship in 2013, 2015 and 2016. They also have four runner-up finishes on their ledger. Those coming in 2004, 2010, 2012 and again in 2014.

LAST WEEK: Top-seeded Baluck Deang of Edgewood won the Division 2 singles title for the second year in a row, defeating second-seeded Erika Curtin of Xavier 6-3, 7-5 in the championship match. Deang improved her record to 13-1 this season. The top-seeded tandem of Kala Siddalingaiah and Rebecca Daskal of the University School of Milwaukee won the Division 2 doubles championship with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over seventh-seeded Kylie McCormick and Bella Taleon of Xavier. The duo improved to 19-2 this season. Second-seeded Elizabeth Sobieski of Muskego outlasted top-seeded Autumn Bruno of Whitnall to win the Division 1 singles crown by scores of 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the final. Sobieski improved her record to 25-1. In Division 1 doubles play, Halle Rosentreter and Gwen Hammond of Wilmot captured gold as the #8 seed in the tournament. They downed third-seeded Hannah Cady and Anna Long of Arrowhead 7-5, 6-1 in the final. The duo improved to 12-2 for the season.

NEED INFORMATION?:  Rosters and records of teams in the State Tournament are available on the restricted media area of the WIAA website at www.wiaawi.org. Results will be available online on the girls tennis homepage.

FOLLOW STATE MEET ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Receive updates of the State Girls Tennis Team Tournament on the WIAA State Tournament Twitter account @wiaawistate with the hashtag #wiaatennis. Also like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram at wiaawi, and add us on Snapchat at wiaawis.

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