The Tomah High School girls tennis team passed its toughest test to date Thursday with a 5-2 Mississippi Valley Conference victory at Holmen.

The Timberwolves stayed undefeated with a 9-0 overall record and 2-0 MVC mark.

Tomah coach Ben Bannan described it as a “great competitive match.” Six of the seven matches were closely contested with one match going to three sets and two others decided by a tiebreaker in the first set.

The only blowout came at number-three singles, where Tomah’s Whitney Kuehl gained a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Samantha Marr. Bannan said Kuehl “played well” and “controlled the pace” of the match. Kuehl boosted her season record to 8-1.

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At number-four singles, Macy Arch ran her record to 5-0 with a three-set victory over Megan Mihalovic. Bannan said Arch “played some of her best tennis so far this season.”

Also staying undefeated was the number-three doubles team of Brittney Krog and Jordan Kuehl. They boosted their record to 8-0 with a victory in straight sets.

Alli Batten and Maddy Kuhn rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the first set to win a tiebreaker and defeat Chloe Lichucki and Haley Radtke in straight sets. Batten and Kuhn improved their record to 7-2.

The Timberwolves return home Tuesday, Sept. 10 to host Onalaska in an MVC contest that starts at 4:30 p.m. at LaGrange Elementary School.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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