The Lake Mills High School girls tennis team is off to a roaring start, winning a pair of tournaments to begin the 2019 season.

LAKE MILLS INVITE

The L-Cats took first in their own invitational going 3-0 on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The L-Cats defeated Milwaukee St. Thomas More, 7-0.

Milwaukee St. Thomas More finished second with a 2-1 record.

At No. 1 singles, Jena Smith triumphed 6-1, 6-3. Isabel Retrum dropped the same number of games as Smith, winning her match 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2.

Claudia Curtis lost just two games in her match at No. 3 singles, winning 6-2, 6-0.

Molly Williams didn’t drop a single game in her match, collecting a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.

At No. 1 doubles for Lake Mills, Juliana Wagner and Gabby Mahr teamed up for a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Over at No. 2 doubles, Makaylah Lege and Mia Kroll triumphed 6-1, 6-2. Brooke Sehmer and Hannah Alexander won their match at No. 3 doubles by a score of 6-0, 6-2.

It was much of the same for Lake Mills against Waupun, as the L-Cats picked up another 7-0 victory.

Smith, Retrum, Curtis and Williams all won their singles matches in two sets.

The L-Cat doubles teams dropped just two games combined, as two of the three doubles teams won in sweeping 6-0, 6-0 fashion.

Waupun finished third at the invitational with a 1-2 record. Whitefish Bay Dominican forfeited their matches at the invitational, finishing winless.

JEFFERSON INVITE

Lake Mills earned its second tournament sweep of the year, collecting a 3-0 record at the Jefferson quadrangular Monday, Aug. 19 at Jefferson High School.

The L-Cats blanked Mayville and Janesville Parker, 7-0, and narrowly defeated the host Eagles, 4-3.

Against Jefferson, Lake Mills collected just one singles win, but swept doubles action for the L-Cats’ 4-3 triumph.

Senior Jena Smith was the lone L-Cat to win at singles, playing at the No. 1 spot. Smith defeated Anna Kallsen by a score of 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 2 doubles, sophomore Isabel Retrum fell in her match, 6-4, 6-0 to Eryn Warner.

Freshman Claudia Curtis won seven games in her match at No. 3 singles, but ultimately was defeated by Gracie Niebler, 6-3, 6-4.

Junior Molly Williams was bested by the Eagles’ Laura Traver at the No. 4 singles spot.

Over in doubles, junior Julianna Wagner and sophomore Gabby Mahr won their match at No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-2, score against Rialey Martin and Mackenzkie Pinnow

At No. 2 doubles, the senior duo of Makaylah Legel and Mia Kroll came out victorious against Jefferson’s Meghan Magner and Eden Dempsey by a score of 6-3, 6-2.

Sophomore Hannah Alexander and junior Brooke Sehmer picked up a tight, 6-3, 7-5, victory against Emily Carlson and Brittney Mengel at No. 3 doubles.

The L-Cats cruised against Janesville Parker. All four of Lake Mills’ singles players won their matches, dropping a combined three games as a group.

Curtis won her match in sweeping fashion, 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 3 spot.

At No. 3 doubles, Alexander and Sehmer also won their match in a sweep, winning 6-0, 6-0.

It was much of the same for the L-Cats against Mayville.

Smith swept her match at the top-singes flight (6-0, 6-0).

The L-Cats will play in an invitational hosted by Mukwonago on Friday and Saturday.

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