Shawano tennis team blanked by Xavier

Dustin Riese

A battle of Hawks on the tennis court Sept. 7 resulted in a one-sided affair as Xavier took care of Shawano 7-0 in Bay Conference action.

Not only did they sweep the match, but six of the seven matches went to Xavier in straight sets.

The lone match that wasn’t decided in straight sets came from the No. 2 singles match as Shawano’s Ireland Setterman took on Sophia Bauman. Setterman couldn’t have asked for a better start to her match as she set the tone throughout the first set and came away with a 6-3 set win.

Bauman then matched Setterman with a 6-3 set two win, and then went to work during the tie breaking set to pick up the victory for Xavier.

In other singles matches, No. 1 singles Adison Moesch went up against Dana Keesler only to fall in straight sets 6-2 and 6-0. The No. 3 singles pairing of Rachael Carroll and Kate Jonnette posted the same results as the No. 1 singles match only in reverse order with Jonnette taking set one 6-0 and then following that up with a 6-2 set two win.

In the No. 4 singles match, Hadley Rettke took on Caroline Baschoar. Not only was this another straight set win for Xavier, but Baschoar made it look easy as she didn’t even concede a point.

While the singles matches didn’t go their way, Shawano was hoping to at the very least pick up a couple of games during the doubles portion of the match. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as Xavier took care of those three matches to cap off the clean sweep. Both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams put up the best fights, but even then they resulted in 6-2, 6-0 straight set losses.

Ashley Hanssen and Ryley Trochil made up the No. 2 doubles team for Shawano as they faced off against Elsa Thiel and Addison Henry, while Maddigan Bakeberg and Katie Weiland matched up against Ella Baumann and Hailey Holub in the No. 3 doubles. In the No.1 doubles match, Samantha Matzke and Natalee Jung took on Nana Barko and Mariel Pante from Xavier.

Like Shawano did most of the afternoon, they had their chances to come away with points during the match and even did during the first set as Matzke and Jung were holding their own in the early going. Things quickly changed as the match went on, which led to another straight set 6-1, 6-0 win.