Bluejay tennis goes 3-1 in busy week of Valley competitors – Merrill Foto Information

Bluejay tennis goes 3-1 in busy week of Valley competition - Merrill Foto News

Jeremy Ratliff

Following a busy week of WVC competitors, the Bluejay varsity tennis squad emerged with a powerful 3-1 report; topping Wisconsin Rapids (6-1) on Thursday and edging Marshfield for the second time this season on Tuesday (4-3). The women fell to Wausau-West final Friday, Oct.9 (1-6).

Thursday, Oct. 15-Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln (6-1):

1.  Alexandra Johnson(Merrill) beat Rachel Bredl 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

2.  Audrey Ladewig(Merrill) misplaced to Kelly Alekna 3-6, 8-7(6), 6-3

3.  Erin Murray(Merrill) beat Taylor Westland 6-4, 7-5

4.  Angela Hinner(Merrill) beat Corinne Sazama 6-3, 5-7, 6-4


1.  Amelia Skoviera/Tessa Wheat(Merrill) beat Religion Mertes/Teagann Bondioli 6-2, 6-1

2.  Autumn Reissmann/Lauren Cohrs(Merrill) beat Ory Arts/Emily Tokarski 7-5, 6-2

3.  Zoey Dreikosen/Kendra Petrowski(Merrill) beat Megan Henriksen/Aleigh Weight 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

“Merrill had their finest win of the yr,” feedback head coach Brad Barton.
“That is the second time the Bluejays beat Rapids.  The primary time Merrill received 4-3.  This was by far probably the most full Merrill has appeared from high to backside within the final 5 years.  Alexandra Johnson had her finest win of her highschool profession.  Rachel Bredl beat her 6-2, 6-1 on September 25.  Erin Murray and Angela Hinner had very spectacular wins.”

Tuesday, Oct. 13 @ Marshfield (4-3):


1.  Alexandra Johnson(Merrill) beat Sydney Newmier 6-2, 6-2

2.  Audrey Ladewig(Merrill) beat Brooklyn Dillinger 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

3.  Erin Murray(Merrill) beat Sonia Dissanayake 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-3

4.  Angela Hinner(Merrill) misplaced to Sandra Costa 6-2, 6-0


1.  Amelia Skoviera/Tessa Wheat(Merrill) beat Nichole Specht 6-4, 6-1

2.  Autumn Reissmann/Lauren Cohrs(Merrill) misplaced to Abagail Forst/Emma Tucker 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4

3.  Zoey Dreikosen/Kendra Petrowski(Merrill) misplaced to Loryn Jakobi/Isabel Paape 6-1, 6-2

“Merrill beat Marshfield for a second time this yr with the very same scoring,” Barton provides.

“Merrill’s 1-3 singles all had spectacular wins.  Merrill’s solely win in doubles got here at primary doubles.  Erin Murray and Audrey Ladewig needed to each dig actual deep to tug out their 3 set wins.  Merrill now has a 4-2 report this yr.  I couldn’t be extra happy with this workforce.  It’s the finest workforce I’ve coached within the final 5 years.  We’re simply so balanced on the each the singles and doubles sides.  In years previous we had been both stronger in singles or doubles.”

Friday, Oct.9  Wausau-West (1-6):


1.  Alexandra Johnson (Merrill) misplaced to Lexi Kluth 6-1, 6-0

2.  Audrey Ladewig (Merrill) misplaced to Quin Babiarz 6-0, 6-1

3.  Erin Murray (Merrill) misplaced to Anika Eder 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

4.  Lacey Frisch (Merrill) misplaced to Stella Tougher 6-0, 6-0


1.  Amelia Skoviera/Tessa Wheat (Merrill) misplaced to Ruby Edmundson/Andreanna Wilke 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-5

2.  Autumn Reissmann/Lauren Cohrs (Merrill) misplaced to Mollie Lemke/AshleyZoborowski 7-5, 6-0

3.  Zoey Dreikosen/Kendra Petrowski (Merrill) beat Kaydee Renner/Kateland Sillars 6-2, 6-4

“This was Merrill’s second time enjoying Wausau West this yr in twin competitors.  The primary time we misplaced 7-0.  This time we misplaced 6-1, though it might have simply been 4-3.  Erin Murray and Zoey Dreikosen/Kendra Petrowski performed their easiest.  Erin was really enjoying 1/2 of Wausau West’s primary doubles workforce.  Wausau West sat out their high participant (Natasha Bailey) as she certified for the state match.  Merrill continues with a powerful 3-2 report this yr (each losses to Wausau West).”

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