New London girls’ tennis wins in Green Bay, Shawano
By Scott Bellile
The New London Bulldogs girls’ tennis team landed two victories but endured a loss last week.
New London 4, Green Bay West 3
GREEN BAY – The doubles teams carried the Bulldogs in their first conference dual against Bay Conference newcomers Green Bay West on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Note: New London scores below are all listed first, regardless of win or loss, due to the fact some players won sets within matches they lost.
In singles: Marina Solberg, senior, won 6-4, 6-2. Darlien Ramirez, senior, lost 6-1, 4-6, 3-6. Katie Christian, freshman, lost 1-6, 2-6. Zaria Beyer, senior, lost 2-6, 6-1, 0-6.
In doubles: Seniors Tori Blum and Kassy Hoewisch won 6-1, 6-1. Sophomores Totyanna Martin and Emelia Roberts won 6-1, 6-2. Seniors Jessica Weyenberg and Hailey Schmude won 6-2, 7-6 (4-7).
New London 4, Shawano 3
SHAWANO – After a 5-2 loss to Oshkosh’s Lourdes Academy the night before, New London came out on top at Shawano on Aug. 25.
In singles: Solberg won 6-1, 6-0. Ramirez, won 6-2, 6-2. Christian won 6-3, 6-0. Weyenberg lost 0-6, 0-6.
In doubles: Blum and Hoewisch won 6-1, 7-5. Junior Alison Hidde and Beyer lost 4-6, 2-6. Sophomore Sommer Harris and freshman Alexandra Ramirez lost 2-6, 2-6.
Oshkosh Lourdes 5, New London 2
OSHKOSH – Two New London singles players’ wins weren’t enough to save the team from a 5-2 loss to Lourdes Academy at Menominee Park on Aug. 24.
In singles: Solberg won 6-0, 6-0. Darlien Ramirez lost 2-6, 2-6. Christian won 6-0, 6-3. Beyer lost 4-6, 6-2, 4-10.
In doubles: Blum and Hoewisch lost 0-6, 2-6. Martin and Roberts lost 6-4, 4-6, 13-15. Weyenberg and Schmude lost 7-5, 4-6, 2-10.
The season ahead
Solberg holds the No. 1 spot for singles and is co-captain. Darlien Ramirez will back her up as the No. 2 singles player. Hoewisch and co-captain Blum hold the No. 1 doubles spot and Roberts and Martin are No. 2. Returning lettermen Schmude and Weyenberg are also expected to help the team.
Coach James Fischer, entering his 10th year of coaching the Bulldogs, will be assisted by middle school special education teacher and New London native Sarah Flohr.
Fischer said the team has a good mixture of experience and youth.
“The juniors and seniors are strong with experience and skills while the freshmen and sophomores provide the solid base for the future,” Fischer said. “The team is athletic and hardworking and shows outstanding character.”