New Berlin - It was a banner week for the New Berlin Eisenhower girls tennis team. With three dual victories in as many days, the Lions captured the 2012 Woodland Conference Season Championship.
Eisenhower visited Greendale on Sept. 18, winning 4-3. Hanna Muche (6-3, 6-3), Kelly Dobrzynski (6-3, 6-1) and Anthie Katris (6-4, 6-0) recorded impressive straight set wins at one, two and four singles, respectively.
The duo of Jenna York and Katie Lang captured the decisive match at first doubles with a hard-fought, 7-6, 6-4 win.
"Greendale is an extremely high quality team, and we needed to play our very best to win this match," coach Mike Jenders said. "It was fitting that the No. 1 doubles victory decided the dual, since Jenna and Katie have been so solid for us all season long."
The next day Ike defeated Pewaukee 6-1 at the Princeton Club. Flight winners were Muche (6-3, 6-4), Dobrzynski (3-6, 6-2, 6-3), Kristin Sperka at third singles (6-2, 7-5), York/Lang (6-1, 6-4), Shawna Rivedal/Cassie Majinski at second doubles (6-2, 6-0) and McKenzi Baker and Jenny Weiland at third doubles (3-6, 6-2, 7-5).
"Pewaukee has a talented lineup," Jenders said. "We came out ready to play at all positions, one of our best performances of the year, even in tough, windy conditions."
Finally on Sept. 20, Ike traveled to Shorewood for the Woodland Championship dual match and defeated the hosts, 4-3.
Shorewood captured the first three singles matches, but Eisenhower was able to sweep the remaining four points to take the title.
Winners were Katris (7-6, 6-0), York/Lang (6-1, 6-2), Rivedal/Majinski (6-0, 6-3), and Baker/Weiland (6-4, 6-4).
"Our doubles played admirably today, especially the third doubles team where McKenzi and Jenny dealt well with the pressure of the decisive match.
"I don't know where Anthie (Katris) got the energy after a marathon match the prior day, but her victory at fourth singles really turned the tide of this dual in our favor.
"It is a wonderful achievement for us to beat a great team like Shorewood to win the Championship!"
Jenders felt a tough non-conference schedule helped prepare his team for the conference season.
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