Elkhorn’s No. 1 singles player Rachel White lines up a shot during last week’s Southern Lakes Conference dual meet against Westosha Central. (photo by Laura Humphrey)

By Chris Bennett


The Elkhorn Area High School girls tennis team won its second Southern Lakes Conference meet Sept. 11 in a 4-3 victory against Westosha Central at home.

The Elks’ Rachel White scored her first conference victory of the season and defeated Brienna Bostanche 7-6, 7-5 at No. 1 singles.

At No. 2 singles Haley Blum beat Kallie Shramek 6-2, 7-5 and Elkhorn’s Katrina Weber beat Anna Finnemore 7-5 in the second set before losing 6-0 in the second set and rebounding for a 6-5 win in the third set.

The Elks won two of three doubles matches against the Falcons.

“The last match to leave the court was out No. 1 doubles, going to three sets and winning 6-3 to put the finishing touches on a very successful evening,” coach Donna Neshek said.

At No. 1 doubles, Margaret Koss and Alanna Welsh lost 7-5 in the first set before defeating Colleen Anderson and Francesca Przlomki 6-4, 6-3 for the victory.

Sam Price and Erika Sesing beat Lili Teister and Maria Salerno 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.

“We are improving weekly and like I try to remind the girls, it’s not how you start but how you finish.” Neshek said.

On Sept. 10, the Elks dropped a SLC match 5-2 against Burlington at home. Price and Sessing won at No. 3 doubles and Kat Weber, playing at No. 3 singles, won her first match of the season.

“Kat Weber played with the mental toughness that I have been trying to impress upon the whole team,” Neshek said. “No. 3 doubles won again. They are having a good season.”

The Elks were scheduled to play Waterford Monday in a SLC meet at home and play today and Saturday in the SLC meet, which is being hosted by Lake Geneva Badger High School.


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