MADISON, Wisconsin. – A pair of teams won the championships in the 2021 state women’s team tennis tournament at the Nielsen Tennis Center on Saturday.
Seeded Neenah (20-0) closed an unbeaten season with a 4-3 victory over Divine Savior Holy Angels (22-3) in the Division 1 championship game. Liz Risgaard of the Rockets won the singles n ° 2 and during the three doubles matches to explain the final score. The trio of doubles wins was posted by Sophia Paape and Shelby Roth at # 1, who won the doubles championship last week; Meghan Stielow and Nora Paape at No.2; and Maddie Daharsh and Paige Stielow and # 3.
Neenah wins the title after finishing second in the alternate season last spring. The Rockets won their second state title in their 19e Appearance of the State. Their other tag team title came in 2015. They beat Hudson 6-1 in the quarter-final on Friday and Middleton 5-2 in the semi-final earlier on Saturday to advance to the final.
The Dashers finish second in their 10e participation in the tournament and for the second consecutive season. DSHA beat Badger 6-1 in the quarter-finals and Franklin 4-3 in the semi-finals to advance to the Championship game.
Catholic Memorial (21-3) clinched a 6-1 victory over Regis (19-11) in the Division 2 title match to win the tag team championship. The Crusaders have won three of four singles matches, including Jessica Jacobson’s # 1 wins,
Shannon Kutcher at # 2 and Rachael Borg at # 4. They added wins to all three doubles positions to clinch the title, including Jeslyn Singson and Courtney Sturm at # 1, Reagan Rebholz and Mary McCaffery at # 2, and Kailynn Sauer and Maggie Schmitzer at # 3.
Catholic Memorial has played in the championship game for the past three seasons. The Crusaders won the championship in 2019 in the program’s very first State appearance, then finished second a year ago. They beat Xavier 6-1 to advance to the final.
The Ramblers are second in their eighth appearance in the state. They beat Edgewood 4-3 in the semifinals to earn their entry into the Championship game.
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