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Madison Edgewood’s Lily Olson, Middleton’s Netra Somasundaram march to WIAA state girls tennis semis

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Netra Somasundaram of Middleton returns the ball in a No. 1 singles match against Addison Young of Peugeot during the first day of the WIAA State Individual Girls Tennis Tournament at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis., Thursday, October 14, 2021. Amber Arnold, State Magazine


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The girls’ state tennis tournament resumed on Friday morning, with Division 1 and 2 singles competitors narrowing the field to four semifinalists.

In Division 2 singles, top-seeded competitor Madison Edwood’s Lily Olsen won her third round match against Prairie School’s Lillian Jorgensen 6–3, 6–1 and her quarterfinal match against Brookfield Academy’s Natalie Cartwright 6–3. 1, 6- won. 2 Aubrey Jane of the University of Milwaukee School, seeded fourth, to set up a semifinal match.

“He did a really good job taking one point at a time in both rounds today,” said Edgewood coach Aaron Kondrasuk.

Olsson, alternate fall state runner-up in Division 2 in the spring, remains unbeaten after entering state games with an 18–0 record.

Madison Edwood's Lily Olsen chases WIAA Division 2 state singles title in girls' tennis

In Division 1 singles, No. 7 seed Middleton’s Netra Somasundaram defeated Mia Bailey of Wausau West 6-1, 6-2 in the third round, and then in the quarter-finals defeated Caroline Schaefer of Divine Savior Holy Angels 6-4, 6-2. defeated by To secure one of the last four places.

Somasundaram, who finished better than her fifth-place medal in the alternate state tournament, will face third-ranked Parker Christiansen of Elkhorn.

Madison La Follette’s Annaliese Yang, Division 1 sixth seed and spring alternate-fall state champ, lost her quarterfinal match 6–2, 6– in a third round match against Milwaukee Ronald Reagan’s Natalie Stanula 6– 2, won 6-1. 0 against Christian.

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