The Wauwatosa West girls tennis team opened its season by splitting a pair of matches at the Hartford Invitational on Aug. 13.
Wauwatosa West came away with a 5-2 win over the host Orioles.
Adie Davies (6-2, 6-3), Meghan Schmidt (7-6, 6-4) and Amy Carlson (2-6, 6-4, 10-7) each won singles matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Connie Terlizzi and Alyssa Piek won 6-0, 6-3, and the No. 2 doubles team of Da Douangvilay and Caroline Rachow won 7-6, 6-4.
The Trojans were then swept in doubles matches in a 4-3 loss to Waunakee.
Maria Poehls won 7-6, 7-6 at No. 2 singles, Piek pulled out a 6-1, 6-7, 10-4 win at No. 3 singles and Davies won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
WAUWATOSA GIRLS GOLF
The Wauwatosa co-op girls golf team finished fifth at the 11-team Watertown Invitational at the Watertown Country Club on Aug. 12 with a team score of 401.
Senior Katie Gastrau shot an 82 to finish in fourth place among individuals. Rachel Kauflin finished eighth with an 89.
Wauwatosa shot a 441 to finish 11th at the Mukwonago Invitational at Edgewood Golf Course in Big Bend on Aug. 15.
Kauflin shot an 84 and Gastrau an 85 to again lead the way. Junior Alex Ramos shot a 122 and sophomore Emma Gifford finished at 150.
"The team scores of 401 and 441 are not near good enough to get us into the top 10," Wauwatosa coach John Ravenola said. "That's the area we will be looking to improve as time goes on."
Gastrau returns after making the state tournament as an individual last season. Kauflin, the only member of the team from Wauwatosa West, is a promising freshman. Ramos is the lone junior on the team, with sophomores Allie Boekmann and Gifford rounding out the roster.
"We have two solid players at the top of our lineup in Katie Gastrau and Rachel Kauflin," Wauwatosa coach John Ravenola said. "The other three spots are kind of up for grabs.
"We have some freshmen coming in and a group of sophomores who played at the JV level last year who will have to step up for us to be competitive in our conference. We have potential that if the girls can reach that level, the team will be improving as the season progresses."
PRANGE SCORES IN ALL-STAR GAME
Former Wauwatosa East boys soccer star Ben Prange scored a goal in the Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Soccer game July 30 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The St. Norbert’s recruit scored in the 71st minute to tie the game at 2-2.
Prange was a two-time first team All-Greater Metro selection and a second team All-State pick as a senior.