Lady Pirates Volley Past Southwest
By Rich Palzewic,
SUAMICO – The Bay Port girls’ tennis team got a big win over Fox River Classic Conference rival Green Bay Southwest on August 29.
Despite losing all three doubles matches, the Lady Pirates swept the singles portion of the dual to come out with a 4-3 win over the Trojans.
With the team win, Bay Port improved to 1-1 in the FRCC after they lost to Notre Dame in their first match on August 21.
Against Southwest, Devan Perry and Mexican foreign exchange student Meylna Ramirez both dominated at No. 1 and 2 singles respectively with identical, 6-1, 6-1, victories.
Rachel Ceaglske and Sidney Kropp also both won in straight sets for Bay Port in the other singles matches.
A highlight in doubles for the Pirates came at No. 3 where the duo of Jordanne Hanson and Grace Krause put up a fight before falling, 3-6, 5-7.
Due to an ailing shoulder, Southwest’s Ashley Buzaitis played at No. 2 doubles. Buzaitis was a WIAA state qualifier a season ago in singles, where she made it to the quarterfinals before falling to Bay Port’s Isabelle Lee.
Bay Port is next in action on Tuesday, September 5, when they travel to Sheboygan South for another FRCC match.
Bay Port 4, Green Bay Southwest 3
No. 1 – Devan Perry, BP, def. Jenna Tackmier, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 – Meylna Ramirez, BP, def. Erin Laing, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 – Rachel Ceaglske, BP, def. Emma Klug, 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 – Sidney Kropp, BP, def. Trina Hanold, 6-4, 6-2.
No. 1 – Calli Cain-Kristen Mason, SW, def. Cathleen Graber-Emily Wick, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 – Ashley Buzaitis-Mira Verma, SW, def. Sophie Martell-Karina Verdette, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 – Izzy Ahrens-Courtny Novotny, SW, def. Jordanne Hanson-Grace Krause, 6-3, 7-5 (5).