Bombers girls tennis team off to a strong start

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Submitted by coach Brad Hoffmann – The season officially kicked off August 13 with a week of singles and doubles challenge matches. The Bombers opened the 2019 season hosting the 8-team Kohler Invitational. The Bombers defended the overall Team Championship for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, the Bombers captured 1st Place in 5 of 7 flights, including #1 Singles Shelby Horth, #2 Singles Anushka Mangal, #2 Doubles Erin Pellegrino/Lily Montes, #3 Singles Sarah Horth, and #3 Doubles Natalie Udovich/Hannah Shvartsman.

The following day the Bombers began their quest for a 5th consecutive Eastern Wisconsin Conference Championship with a 7-0 win over Roncalli/Two Rivers Co-op.

Next up the Bombers won the prestigious 10-team University School of Milwaukee Invitational. This tournament features the top Division 2 teams from throughout the state. The Bombers opened the tournament with a narrow 3-4 loss to University School, followed by a 4-3 win over Edgewood, a 4-3 win over Xavier, a 5-2 win over Catholic Memorial, and a 4-3 win over Green Bay Notre Dame in the Championship match. The Bombers had never finished higher than 6th Place in this tournament. The WIAA Division 2 Team State Champion has come out of this tournament for the past 17 years.

The Bombers are currently ranked second in State.

There are 20 girls competing for the Bombers this season, including:

Seniors Olivia Grose (Co-Captain) and Shelby Horth.

Juniors Ava Hoffmann (Co-Captain), Molly Hunsucker, Lily Montes, Erin Pellegrino, Taylor Sager, Hannah Shvartsman, Nadia Wandschneider.

Sophomore Anna Baxter, Kennedy Gebler, Olivia Hunsucker, Gracie Martin, Natalie Udovich.

Freshmen Sarah Horth, Lauren Jarentowski, Cece Krumholz, Vanessa Lade, Anushka Mangal, Norah Thomas.

The Bombers are coached by Arvin Montes, Marcy Stanczyk, and Brad Hoffmann.

You can follow the 2019 Bombers on Facebook – Kohler Girls Tennis. Check out the team website for our calendar, match results, player stats, photos, and past season results. Google Kohler Bombers Girls Tennis.

Opening Day. Front from left: Kennedy Gebler, Nadia Wandschneider, Olivia Hunsucker, Erin Pellegrino, Anushka Mangal, Anna Baxter, Olivia Grose, Lily Montes. Not pictured Lauren Jarentowski and Norah Thomas.
Back from left: Taylor Sager, Vanessa Lade, Cece Krumholz, Gracie Martin, Natalie Udovich, Molly Hunsucker, Hannah Shvartsman, Shelby Horth, Sara Horth, Ava Hoffmann.

 

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