2012 WIAA Division 1 State Girl's Team Tennis--The Field

Four-time defending champion Homestead is making its eighth tournament appearance and its fifth in a row. The Highlanders have also recorded back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2002-03.

Nicolet is making its ninth appearance overall since the dual meet format was established and its third in the last four years. The Knights won six team tournament championships, including three straight on two different occasions, from 1994-96 and from 1998-2008. Including the pre-team tournament era, they have been crowned team champions a membership-leading 17 times.

Green Bay Southwest will be appearing in the tournament for the 18th time, the most of any member school since the dual-match format began. The Fighting Trojans won the Division 1 title in 1997 and finished runner-up in 2010.

Eau Claire Memorial is making its third straight appearance and its 14th overall. The Old Abes have finished runner-up four times (1998, 1999, 2001, 2004).

Neenah is making its 10th overall appearance and its first since 2007. The Rockets best outcome in the State Team Tournament came with a runner-up finish in 2000. They also finished runner-up on two other occasions (1983, 1986) prior to the dual-match format.

Divine Savior Holy Angels is making its fourth consecutive appearance and its sixth overall. The Dashers have won a pair of State titles. The first came in 2001 and then again in 2004. Middleton has qualified for the fifth time and for the third straight season.

Badger qualifies for State for the first time.  Cricket Gelderman (21-2) is their #1 singles player while Joanie Williams and Andrea Chironis (15-2) lead their doubles teams.

The match ups for Friday Evening are as follows:

 Neenah vs. Nicolet

Eau Claire Memorial vs. Divine Savior Holy Angels

Middleton vs. Homestead

Green Bay Southwest vs. Badger

Quarterfinal play begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the campus of UW-Madison.

Teams Compete for State Girls Tennis Titles

THE MEET:  The 19th Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Team Tennis Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20. The meet takes place at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Action will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission is $6 for adults and students.

Konon, Lococo Defend Girls Tennis Titles

op-seeded Elizabeth Konon of Homestead successfully defended her 2011 Division 1 singles crown by defeating Lea Krajcovicova of Milton in the championship match. Konon overpowered Krajcovicova with a two-set victory 6-2, 6-0.  She concludes her undefeated season at 34-0 after going 37-0 en route to the title last year. She finished third at State in 2010.

Sophia Lococo and Anna Kreynin won the State Division 1 doubles championship.  They breezed to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Justine Daane and Sammi Pedersen of Green Bay Southwest.  It was Lococo’s second consecutive doubles title, winning the 2011 title with Carly Peck. Lococo and Kreynin finished their banner year undefeated at 34-0.

Fourth-seeded freshman Aly Pollack of the University School  captured the Division 2 singles crown by downing teammate Maddy Ecker in the title match 6-0, 6-1.

Lauren Keller and Morgan Molitor of Edgewood won the Division 2 doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Abby Halla and Tallie Piaskowski of Roncalli.  The Edgewood tandem complete their season 29-3. They came into the tournament as the #2 seed.

Individual, Doubles Teams Vie For Girls Tennis Titles

The 42nd Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Individual Tennis Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13. The meet takes place at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Action will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $6 for adults and students.

Heat Awareness During Activity

Heatstroke and heat exhaustion is preventable if the proper precautions are taken.  Have water available at all times and to allow the athlete and officials to drink water whenever he/she needs it. 


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