Madison Edgewood leads way for area teams in Division 2. Middleton and Verona remain among top squads in Division 1.
Girls tennis returns to one season this fall after the WIAA had two seasons and two state tournaments in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the area players competed in the spring season.
Madison La Follette sophomore Annalise Yang returns after winning a WIAA singles state championship last spring.
The Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association released its first Division 1 poll of the fall season and Middleton, Verona and Madison West led the area teams.
He finished an undefeated season with the WIAA Division 2 state championship.
The victory sent the Hilltoppers to the final, where their string of five consecutive titles ended with a 7-0 loss to Brookfield East.
The Cardinals will meet Milwaukee Marquette on Saturday morning after the Hilltoppers beat Madison Memorial in a Friday quarterfinal.
Play begins Friday morning.
Sun Prairie's Jacob Baldwin and Nikko Vilwock win the No. 1 doubles title at the WIAA Division 1 sectional at Quann Park.
Edgewood senior Alex Sviatoslavsky is the No. 1 singles champion and Hans Sprinkman and Joe Powless claim the No. 2 doubles title in leading the Crusaders to the team championship.
The Cardinals edge previously unbeaten Neenah 4-3.
Middleton holds the No. 2 seeding and its Big Eight Conference rival, Verona, is seeded No. 4 entering Saturday's four-team tournament
The second-seeded Cardinals will take on third-seeded Ashwaubenon in a semifinal match Saturday in Eau Claire.
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The senior No. 1 singles player is 12-0 this year.
While there will be no postseason for football, all the other fall sports playing in the alternative spring season will hold a tournament series.
The alternate season for girls swimming and diving will have its state championship meet April 6 at Waukesha South, beginning a series of tournaments in various sports this spring.
Avery Pennekamp scores 18 kills to lead the Spartans to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 victory and a 4-0 record to start the season
The Madison School District hasn't had in-person athletics since March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four Madison public schools plan to remain virtual for all WIAA alternate fall sports in the spring through March 26 and have canceled competitions through April 4. It does remain possible some alternate fall sports will have in-person activities.
Petitgoue and Brookfield East girls swimming and diving coach Michael Rose were named 2020 national coaches of the year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. McFarland's Brett Ogorzalek was honored as a section coach of the year for boys soccer.
The Crusaders' victories came from Baluck Deang at No. 1 singles and Maeve Shanahan and Samantha Buchner at No. 1 doubles
The Eagles beat the second-ranked defending state champs two days after being third-ranked Oconomowoc, last year's state runner-up
DeForest's Samantha Fuchs earns the No. 4 seeding in the Division 1 singles field for the tournament, which begins Thursday
Whitefish Bay makes big jump to No. 2. No area teams are in the top 10.
As anticipated, state girls tennis, girls golf and girls swimming and diving won't be held at UW facilities due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and health restrictions in Dane County, according to Wednesday's announcement. Football finals won't be played at Camp Randall Stadi…