The East Troy High School tennis team celebrates its 5-0 win at the Altoona Invite. Pictured front from left are: Lauren Lindow, Katie Metcalf, Syd Raddeman, Olivia Egle, Olivia Fitch, Emily Stern, (back row) Sarah Scanlan, Sophia Rondeau, Emma Scurek, Peyton Olejniczak, Izzy Galluzzo and Jessica Tess.

Girls ranked fifth in Division 2

By Dan Truttschel

Correspondent

The East Troy High School girls tennis team continues to steamroll its opponents.

East Troy dropped just two games in seven dual meets recently to improve to 16-0 in dual meets and run its current winning streak to 48 straight.

The Trojans are ranked fifth in Division 2, the highest state ranking in program history.

“We are off to one of our best starts in school history,” East Troy coach Dave Lindow said. “Last year’s team was the best in school history. This year’s team has worked really hard to leave their own mark on the program.

“I’m very proud of them for getting through our grueling early-season schedule. We play all of our multi-meets in a 10-day period. It’s a grind, and they responded very well.”

East Troy added two 7-0 victories to its tally Aug. 28 with wins over Milwaukee Reagan and Edgerton.

Earning singles wins against Milwaukee Reagan were freshman Lauren Lindow at No. 1, 6-0, 6-0; senior Sydney Raddeman at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0; junior Jessica Tess at No. 3, 6-0, 6-0; and junior Izzy Galluzzo at No. 4, 6-0, 6-1.

Winning doubles matches were freshmen Sophia Rondeau and Katie Metcalf at No. 1, 6-0, 6-1; junior Emma Scuric and sophomore Olivia Fitch at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0; and juniors Emily Stern and Olivia Egle at No. 3, 6-0, 6-0.

The Trojans’ domination continued against Edgerton.

Lindow and Raddeman each won, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 and 2 singles, as did Tess at No. 3 and Galluzzo at No. 4, who posted victories of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-3, respectively.

Closing out the sweep with doubles victories were Metcalf-Rondeau at No. 1, 6-1, 6-0; Scuric-Fitch at No. 2, 6-3, 6-0; and Stern-Egle at No. 3, 6-1, 6-2.

Through 16 matches, Raddeman, Tess, Galluzzo and Fitch-Scurek all are 16-0, while Lindow and Egle-Stern are 15-2. Rondeau-Metcalf are 12-4 overall.

East Troy was scheduled to host Edgerton on Tuesday, followed by an RVC road dual meet Thursday at Whitewater.

With the rapid-fire push now behind the Trojans, the focus changes a bit, Lindow said.

“Now it’s time to improve on what we have learned and make a run at defending our conference championship,” he said.

 

Trojans win invitational

East Troy traveled to the Altoona Invitational on Aug. 22 and 23 and returned with a perfect 5-0 record to finish first overall.

The Trojans defeated West Salem (7-0), Baldwin-Woodville (7-0), Altoona (7-0), Chippewa Falls (6-1) and Ashland (6-1).

Raddeman, Tess, Galluzzo, Fitch-Scurek and Egle-Stern all were 5-0, while Lindow and Rondeau-Metcalf were 4-1.

Lindow’s only loss came to a three-time state qualifier in a third-set tiebreaker, her father said.

“(She) played a great match against an incredible player whose experience was the difference in the match, he said.

The 5-0 record, with just the two game losses, was quite the effort, Lindow said.

“It was one of our best showings in this tournament over the years against very good competition from the north sectional,” he said. “I was very proud of our team for staying focused and competing.”

 
 

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