After a busy two days of tennis, the Whitnall girls earned a split of four dual meets last week at the South Milwaukee Invitational.
The Falcons topped Racine Park, 6-1, on Aug. 17, behind six straight-set victories. The first doubles team of juniors Karolina Karaban and Elizabeth Hennemann fell in a third-set, 10-point tiebreaker.
Whitnall lost a 6-1 dual to Kenosha Indian Trail, with junior Tori St. Onge prevailing at fourth singles, 6-3, 6-1.
The Falcons downed Racine Horlick, 4-3, on Aug. 18, splitting two tough three-set matches along the way. At second singles, senior Kylie Seidler split the first two sets, 7-5, 2-6, then won the tiebreaker, 10-4. The second doubles team of sophomores Liv Thompson and Megan Pemberton won the first set, 7-6, then lost the second set, 6-3, and dropped the tiebreaker, 10-8.
Whitnall fell to Woodland Conference foe New Berlin West, 4-2, with one match not being played due to illness. Junior Kelly Kirsch won at third singles, 6-2, 6-1, and Pemberton and Thompson prevailed, 6-1, 6-1. St. Onge moved up to second singles because of the illness and held her own before losing.
Over the two days, Whitnall tied Waterford for seventh place in the meet, which was won by Oak Creek. The Falcons finished ahead of four Woodland teams, including Greenfield, which took 14th.
The Hustlin' Hawks lost a 5-2 dual to St. Francis, with Holly Friedbacher winning at third singles, 6-0, 6-4, and the third doubles unit of Jenna Bednar and Megan Baker prevailing, 6-0, 6-3. Greenfield's other results were not available.
The Falcons play Cudahy at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at home, then take part in the New Berlin West Invitational at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
Greenfield takes on South Milwaukee at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 on the road, then plays Greendale at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, on the Panthers' courts.