Tennis Cards lead Big Eight

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Rob Reischel
Amanda Huff and Middleton's girls tennis team leads the Big Eight Conference./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton’s girls tennis team improved to 7-0 and remained atop the Big Eight Conference after a pair of wins last week.

The Cardinals defeated Madison West, 5-2, last Thursday. Middleton also upended Madison Memorial, 5-2, last Tuesday.

In Middleton’s win over West, all three of its doubles teams won their matches.

“Our doubles teams all played well,” Cardinals senior Kaisey Skibba said.

Skibba teamed with fellow senior Abbey Webber for a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Middleton senior Lauren Coons and freshman Maddie Clark notched a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles. And at No. 3 doubles, junior Jessica Wang and senior Amanda Huff posted a 6-3, 6-1 win.

Middleton’s Kai Heineman earned a hard fought 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles. And Ally Hujanen rallied for a 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles.

Middleton also notched wins at all three doubles flights against Madison Memorial.

Skibba and Webber rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. The Coons-Clark tandem coasted to a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles. And the Huff-Wang duo rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles.

Elizabeth Boetinger won, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3 singles. And Hujanen rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.

“Memorial has a much stronger lineup compared to previous years,” Wang said. “However, everyone really worked hard and played well. Our team has improved so much and is meshing better in comparison to the beginning of the season.”

The Cardinals also finished fourth at last weekend’s Nicolet “Sweet 16.”

Nicolet won the event with 17 points, while Homestead was second at 30. Cedarburg (33), Middleton (36) and DSHA (44) rounded out the top five.

Middleton’s top doubles team of Skibba and Webber finished first, defeating a Nicolet duo in the finals, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Huff and Wang also captured the title at No. 3 doubles, defeating a duo from Homestead, 7-5, 6-2, in the finals.

And Middleton’s Hujanen reached the finals at No. 4 singles, where she lost to Nicolet’s Angela Sendik, 6-0, 6-1.


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