The Tomah High School girls tennis team competed in a multi-team invitational at Appleton Saturday and lost a 7-0 Mississippi Valley Conference decision to La Crosse Central Tuesday at LaGrange Elementary School.
Singles players Lillie McMullen, Cadence Thomson, Whitney Kuehl and Kendra Lene and the doubles team of Maddy Kuhn and Aubrey Redmann all got at least one victory during the day at Appleton.
“This was the first time our players had played in a tournament of this size, and it was a great learning experience,” Tomah coach Ben Bannan said.
The closest Tomah came to a victory against Central was Macy Arch at number-four singles. She took Kayla Holman to an extended tiebreaker in the first set before losing a competitive second set.
“Central is undefeated in conference so far this year, and they showed why in our match,” Bannan said. “They have an experienced lineup. The Tomah ladies played well, though. Everyone was getting games and playing competitively, often times pushing the score to deuce.”
Tomah’s dual record fell to 7-6 overall and 0-4 in the MVC.
The Timberwolves wrap up the regular season with a Sept. 20 MVC match at Sparta starting at 4:30 p.m. at Sparta High School.
The MVC meet is Monday, Sept. 24 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse tennis courts. WIAA Division 1 tournament action begins Monday, Oct. 1 with a trip to the La Crosse Central Subsectional.