Ripon High School No. 3 singles player Caroline Brumley knew that she could defeat Xavier’s Katherine Pranica.
And she proved it again last week Saturday at the Wisconsin Combined Tennis Conference meet, which took place in West de Pere.
Just a little more than three days removed from beating Pranica in a hard-fought, three-set match in Appleton, Brumley bested her Xavier counterpart to capture the individual conference championship.
She split her first two sets 7-5, 5-7, before winning the first-to-10, win-by-two tiebreaker, 10-8.
“I just kind of expected this based on the way the season has went,” Ripon co-head coach Ryan Long said, adding he didn’t get to see a lot of her match because the meet was taking place at three different venues. “She is just a good person to have at [No.] 3 singles.”
Brumley was the only Tiger to win an individual championship at the conference tournament.
Unlike Brumley, Laura Lyke at No. 2 singles could not defeat her Xavier opponent for the second time in less than a week as she lost in the championship match to Bridget Flaherty 3-6, 0-6 to finish second.
Other notable finishes for Ripon at the tournament were fourth-place showings by Rachel Peppler at No. 4 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Jamie Gundlach and Alyssa Scoville, and the No. 2 doubles team of Emily Goyette and Kaitlyn Scoville.
Also competing at the tournament were Annie Docter, who finished fifth out of six players at No. 1 singles, and the No. 3 doubles team of Emily Castro and Shannon Kennenberg, who placed sixth out of six tandems in attendance.
Read the full story, which includes information on a dual match with St. Mary Central and a preview of Monday's sub-sectional meet in Sparta, in the Oct. 3, 2013 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.