Merrill Girls Varsity Tennis Team wraps up their year
Jacobs has her best match of the year and earns Merrill a point in the Wisconsin Valley Conference
TINA L. SCOTT
At the Wisconsin Valley Conference meet on Sept. 29, 2022, the Merrill Girls Varsity Tennis Team battled hard.
No. 1 singles- Sarah Rell lost to Stevens Point’s Tatum Thielman 6-0, 6-0. Then Sarah lost to Wisconsin Rapid’s Corinne Sazama 6-1, 6-4.
No. 2 singles- Chloe Belant lost to Wausau East’s Abbey Olsen 6-0, 6-0. Then Chloe lost to Marshfield’s Lucy Luedtke 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 singles- Madisin Jacobs lost to Stevens Point’s Addison Jandrain 6-0, 6-0. Then Madisin forfeited her second round match due to injury.
No. 4 singles- Emily Frahm lost to Wausau West’s Lily Witwer 6-0, 6-0. Then Emily beat DC Everest’s Sophie Ellis 6-0, 6-2.
“Then Emily lost to Wisconsin Rapid’s Julia Krueger 6-1, 6-1,” Merrill Girls Tennis Coach Brad Barton said. “Emily’s win versus DC Everest in the second round was the first point Merrill received all year in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. We worked too hard this year to not get any points.”
“Merrill’s normal number one player, Lauren Cohrs, was absent due to illness. Everyone had to move up one spot in the lineup,” Barton said.
On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, the Merrill Girls Tennis Team traveled to Rhinelander for a match against the Hodags.
No. 1 – Lauren Cohrs beat Wisconsin Rapids Corinne Sazama 6-1, 6-1.
“Lauren then lost to Wausau West’s Mia Bailey 6-0, 6-0.,” Barton said. “Lauren finished with 4 wins at No. 1 singles this year. That is a lot of wins at No. 1 singles. Mia Bailey has a chance to win State this year.”
“I was happy to see Lauren beat Corinne Sazama, as this is the fourth time she has played her this year (Lauren went 3-1),” Barton said.
No. 2 singles – Sarah Rell lost to Marshfield Lucy Luedtke 6-2, 6-0.
No. 3 singles – Chloe Belant lost to Marshfield Sonia Dissanayaka 6-2, 6-0.
No. 4 singles – Madisin Jacobs beat DC Everest Mila Bublik 6-3, 2-6, 11-9.
“This was Madisin’s best match of the year by far,” Barton said. “She dug so deep in the third set tiebreaker, she overcame being down three-points in the tiebreaker to eventually win it 11-9.”
“Madisin lost to Wausau West’s Lilly Wittwer 6-0, 6-0 in the second round.”