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Homestead and USM Win Team Tennis Championships

It took all they had, but both Homestead and University School of Milwaukee (USM) posted 4-3 victories to earn WIAA State Team Tennis titles.  Homestead won their fifth State Team Championship after #3 singles player Alex Talyansk defeated KK Doering of DSHA 6-4, 6-0.  It was the final match of the D1 meet and set off a celebration by the Highlanders.

The Division 2 meet also ended 4-3 with USM capturing their sixth State Team Championship.  It wasn't until #1 singles player Maddy Ecker defeated Sara Murphy of Edgewood, 6-1, 6-3, that the title was decided.  It is the Wildcats second State Team Championship in a row. 

2012 WIAA Division 2 State Girl's Team Tennis--The Field

Defending champion University School will seek its sixth State championship. The Wildcats are appearing in their ninth team tournament, all coming consecutively since 2004. They have won four straight titles from 2004-07 and finished runner-up in 2008 and 2009.

Edgewood makes its fourth straight appearance in the State Tournament field and its sixth overall. The Crusaders have had runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2004.  

Regis is making its third straight appearance in the State Team Tournament, which also accounts for the Lady Ramblers overall total.  

Roncalli will participate in the State Team Tournament for the first time since its only other appearance in 2006. The Jets finished runner-up that season.

The Match-ups are as follows:

Roncalli vs. Edgewood H.S. of the Sacred Heart

Regis vs. University School of Milwaukee

 

Semi-Final play in Division 2 will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 20 with the Championship match to follow at 2 p.m.  All play is held at Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the campus of the UW-Madison.

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.
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