The Ripon Tiger girls’ tennis team had a rough day last week Saturday at the Lodi Invitational.
It lost all three of its duals as it fell to both Lodi and Onalaska Luther 7-0 and Waupun 5-2.
“We had some close matches, but it just wasn’t our day,” Ripon head coach Brent Sanderfoot said.
Among those who narrowly lost were the No. 1 doubles team of Riley Neper and Tamera Holland, the No. 2 of Alaina Salas and Layne Neuenfeldt, and the No. 3 tandem of Elle Lewis and Hadley Neper.
Salas and Neuenfeldt dropped a three-set match against Lodi. They lost the first set in a tiebreaker and then battled back to win the second set 6-4 to force a third-set tie-break, which they dropped 10-6.
Lewis and Neper, meanwhile, were the closest to picking up a win over Lodi as they lost 4-6, 4-6.
The Tigers managed to pick up a pair of wins in their final duel against Waupun as Nicole Schmidt won her match at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-0, and Lewis and Hadley Neper were victorious in their match at No. 3 doubles 6-3, 6-2.
Riley Neper and Holland also nearly picked up a victory at No. 1 doubles, but fell 6-2, 0-6 (8-10).
Read the full story, which includes information on a tough 4-3 loss to Waupun a day earlier, in the Sept. 14, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.