Bluejay Girls Tennis Team takes on Wausau West Warriors
TINA L. SCOTT
The Merrill Girls Varsity Tennis Team traveled to Wausau West for a match against the Warriors on Thursday, Sept. 2. The Warriors lived up to their name when Wausau West beat Merrill 7-0.
Despite the loss, Merrill Girls Tennis Coach Brad Barton had positive things to say about the match: “I was very proud of Lauren Belsky and Sarah Rell’s performances today. This is the first time Lauren Belsky had played number one singles, and she played one of the top players in the state. Sarah Rell also moved up in the lineup to number three singles. They each played their best matches to date.”
“As a team we played a little flat today but give the credit to Wausau West,” Barton said. “They are one of the top teams in the state.”
Singles: 1) Lauren Belsky lost to Mia Bailey 6-0, 6-0; 2) Lauren Cohrs lost to Lexi Kloth 6-0, 6-0; 3) Sarah Rell lost to Quin Babiarz 6-0, 6-0; and 4) Anika Bartz lost to Ruby Edmundson 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: 1) Amelia Skoviera/Tessa Wheat lost to Katie Meyer/Anika Etter 6-0, 6-1; 2) Lydia Burrows/Courtney Schneider lost to Ashley Zoborowski/Mollie Lemke 6-1, 6-2; and 3) Mariah Jacoby/Chloe Belant lost to Kaydee Rennie/Lily Wittwer 6-1, 6-4.