VHS freshman Anneka Cress won No. 4 singles consolation championship at the Coulee Conference tennis tournament hosted by West Salem, Saturday, Sept. 22. The tournament was comprised of teams from Mauston, Black River Falls, Onalaska Luther, Viroqua and host West Salem.
Cress dropped her opening match 0-6, 2-6 to Jenna Carns of West Salem, but because Carns went on to win her semifinal match, Cress qualified for the consolation round. Cress defeated Mauston’s Allison Lavold in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 to claim the top spot in the consolation match.
Kylie Krahn dropped her No. 1 singles opening round match 1-6, 5-7 to BRF’s Dani Johnson. Olivia Rottman forced her match to three sets, dominating and winning the first by a 6-1 margin before losing a 6-7 (2) heart-breaker in the second and dropping a lengthy battle in the final set 6-10 to BRF’s Ali Emerich. Cammie Leer dropped her No. 3 singles 0-6, 2-6 to Ellen Janke of BRF.
All three doubles teams put up valiant efforts with the No. 1 duo of Marissa Czap and Avienda Inman winning their opening match in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (6) over Gabby Kovars and Carmen Redbird of BRF, before dropping their second-round match 0-6, 0-6 to Luther’s Phoebe Carlson and Jenna Wahl.
The No. 2 combination of Liz Fox and Abby Wileman won their first set 6-0, but then lost the next two by scores of 3-6, 5-10 to Mauston’s Camille Galloway and Emma Eiler. The No. 3 doubles team of Jiamin Li and Ashleee Olson lost their opening set 4-6, battled back to win set two 6-4, before losing the final set 9-11 to Mauston’s Alexis Remer and Abby Panton.