A trio of young freshmen accounted for all the team points in a 5-2 loss for the Viroqua High School girls tennis team, in a match at Mauston, Thursday, Sept. 6.
VHS freshman Anneka Cress dominated her No. 4 singles match, winning in shutout fashion 6-0, 6-0 over the Golden Eagles’ Allison Burn. Meanwhile, ninth-graders Lizzy Fox and Abi Wileman teamed up for a 6-3, 6-2 straight set victory for the Blackhawks at No. 2 doubles over Mauston’s Emma Eulers and Alexis Reber.
“Our wins in two doubles and four singles all came from freshman players,” said coach Ryan Ormson. “It gave them a big confidence boost in their abilities and is reassuring to me that our team will only get better in future years. These girls have really put in the work and come in with the right attitude to improve in practice.”
In other action, No. 1 singles player Olivia Rottman dropped her match 1-6, 1-6. Kylie Krahn was defeated 1-6, 3-6 at No. 2, while Avienda Inman lost her No. 3 single match 0-6, 0-6.
In other doubles play, Marissa Czap and Cammie Leer were defeated 2-6, 2-6 at doubles No. 1 and Jiamin Li and Ashlee Olson lost their No. 3 doubles 2-6, 1-6.
“Just about all of our girls are taking games and I have seen all doubles teams implement strategy we have practiced,” Ormson said. “I like how well our team communicates and supports each other, every one of them is out there happy to be playing tennis.”