2014: Girls tennis team edges West Bend West,4-3, and Slinger, 4-3; rips Wisconsin Lutheran, 7-0

2014: Girls tennis team edges West Bend West,4-3, and Slinger, 4-3; rips Wisconsin Lutheran, 7-0

OHS hosts Monona Grove, Muskego, and Madison East on Saturday The Oconomowoc girls varsity tennis team is enjoying a successful Wisconsin Little Ten conference opening with recent victories over Slinger (4-3), West Bend West (4-3) ,and Wisconsin Lutheran high (7-0). Seniors and co-captains, Emily Kneiser and Heidi Tremaine. playing in the top singles positions along with the No. 1 doubles team of juniors Ali Harwood and Alexa Sabel are leading the team with effective serving, finishing volleys, and focused determination. Kate Eichsteadt, a natural competitor and a freshman, has brought a spark of positive energy to every match she plays. At the present time, her 12-0 record at No. 3 singles reflects the hard work she has put in learning and practicing the game prior to her first year as a high school athlete. Completing the singles line up is another up and coming freshman, Sophie Tesch. Sophie is playing every match with a winning attitude and learning how to apply a game plan strategy on a consistent basis. Completing the Lady Raccoons line-up for the team are the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams of seniors Gabby Brucker and Hannah Meyer, and Yukido Ikeda (senior) and Lexi Miller (junior) respectively. Finding the right compatible skill sets and personalities early in the season is challenging and based on recent winning flights with these two teams all seems good. Gabby is bringing a desire to “make things happen” while Hannah is using quickness and great eye-hand coordination to complement their mutual desire to finish points with a two-shot attack. Yukiko and Lexi are a recent pairing and thus far...
2014: Varsity girls tennis team experiences ups and downs in recent road tournaments

2014: Varsity girls tennis team experiences ups and downs in recent road tournaments

The Oconomowoc girls varsity tennis team has been on the road experiencing confident victories and challenging defeats, all of which contribute to the process of becoming improved tennis players with a keener understanding of how a competitive game of tennis should be played. Tremaine and Eichsteadt  unbeaten at Janesville The Cougar Invitational at Janesville on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, gave singles players Heidi Tremaine, a senior, and Kate Eichsteadt, a freshman, the opportunity to go undefeated throughout the two-day 12-team tournament. Emily Kneiser, Sophie Tesch, another set of senior and freshman, at singles, along with Ali Harwood and Alexa Sabel, both juniors, finished 4-1 for the weekend. As a team, Oconomowoc lost a close, 3-4 decision to Stoughton in the opening round followed in successive rounds with well-earned victories over Deforest 4-3, Janesville Craig 5-2, Lodi 7-0, and leading Jefferson before a rain-out 4-0. The Janesville tournament is always a good tournament for us as it gives the team an early season boost of confidence, an opportunity to see how newly formed doubles combinations workout, and reminds singles players of the stamina needed to play three matches per day back to back. Top-flight competition tough for OHS at Brookfield The Brookfield Central Lancer Varsity Invitational, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, is a 16-team tournament featuring many of the state’s super powers, like Arrowhead, Nicolet, Brookfield Central and Homestead. Oconomowoc lost in the first round to fifth-place finisher Madison West, 1-6, with a great win at No. 1 doubles for Ali Harwood and Alexa Sabel, 6-1, 6-4. Kate Eichsteadt, playing up at No. 2 singles,...
2014: Experienced OHS girls tennis team impressive in season opener; finishes second in quad

2014: Experienced OHS girls tennis team impressive in season opener; finishes second in quad

The Oconomowoc Girls Tennis Team opened up their 2014 season with enthusiasm, determination and a taste of victory at the Oconomowoc Tennis Center Saturday hosting the Oconomowoc Varsity Tennis Quad. Fond du Lac finished first at 3-0, Oconomowoc second at 2-1, Pewaukee third at 1-2, and Racine Horlick fourth at 0-3. Emily Kneiser and Heidi Tremaine, senior co-captains, led their team with a combined total of five wins and one loss sharing the No. 1 and No. 2  singles flights throughout the day. The junior duo at No. 1 doubles, Ali Harwood and Alexa Sabel, took straight set victories against Racine Horlick and Pewaukee, while losing a nail bitter to Fond du Lac’s Annie Hierl/KelliCole 6-7 (7-9), 4-6. Competing in various positions at the varsity and varsity reserve positions, in front of a great Oconomowoc parent fan base Saturday, were seniors Gabby Brucker, Yukiko Ikeda, Hannah Meyer, Anchal Scott, and Ingrid Timm. Also competing w ere juniors Lexi Miller and Taylor Thomas and freshman Kate Eichsteadt. Eichsteadt, playing No. 3 singles in her first varsity meet defeated all three of her opponents in straight sets. Kate is a welcome addition to the OHS varsity top ten. Her love of the game, combined with a strong inner will to win, tempered with a developing singles game, puts her in hunt for next year’s No. 1 singles flight as Kneiser and Tremaine graduate next spring. Following Eichsteadt’s lead are fellow peers Sophie Tesch and Sydney Rehard. Additional tennis athletes competing for a top ten position are Cierra Smith, Maggie Russell, Samantha Kosanke, and Erica Stoffer. Filling the tennis spirits of soon-to-be...
2014: PHOTOS–Cooney girls varsity tennis team in action

2014: PHOTOS–Cooney girls varsity tennis team in action

The 2014 OHS girls varsity tennis team scrimmaged Fond du Lac, Edgerton, and Pewaukee at the Oconomowoc Tennis Centre courts at the high school last Friday. Clicking on the first thumbnail image below launches a self-directed slide show featuring larger versions of each photo. Feel free to use the Share icons at the bottom of the page to email, download, print, or share photos for personal use. Commercial use is prohibited. Photos for OCON2DAY by Malcolm...