NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- New Richmond claimed all three doubles titles and got an individual title from Izzy Brinkman at No. 1 singles on its way to winning its sixth straight Middle Border Conference team championship at the MBC Tournament Tuesday, Sept. 29, on its home courts.
The Tigers added a pair of second-place finishes and one third-place showing to finish with 14 points, three points ahead of second-place Amery.
Three of New Richmond’s four wins in the finals came against Amery, Including Brinkman pulling out a tough 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 decision over Sophie Whitley in the championship match at No. 1 singles.
Brogan O'Flanagan and Rhea Warner beat Deidra Meyer and Ally de la Cruz of Amery 6-4, 6-4, to win the No. 1 doubles title while MhKellen Storie and Bella Baillargeon defeated Jam Dannenmueller and Morgan Feldt of Amery 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 title match.
The Tigers’ fourth title came from Aine Connolly and Carolin Fuchs, who beat Hayley Bach and Brianna Maurer of Ellsworth 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles.
New Richmond’s Onalie Dennis reached the finals at No. 2 singles before losing to Amery’s Hannah Bottolfson 0-6, 0-6, while Avery Knutson took Amery’s Lily Marquand to three sets before losing 6-4, 3-6, 4-10. Liz Counter earned a 6-1, 2-6, 10-6 victory over Osceola’s Autumn Guckenberger of Osceola in the third-place match at No. 4 singles.
Tigers drop finale to Hudson
The Tigers wrapped up the regular season by dropping a 5-2 decision to Big Rivers Conference leader Hudson Thursday, Oct. 1, on their home courts.
New Richmond’s wins came at No. 3 singles, where Knutson defeated Grace Diedrich 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, and at No. 1 doubles, where O’Flanagan and Warner defeated Livi Boily and Jordan Yacoub 7-6 (6), 6-4.
Sophia Jonas posted a 7-5, 6-2 win for Hudson at No. 1 singles over Izzy Brinkman and Lily Holmberg defeated Dennis 6-4, 7-6 at No. 2 singles while Claire Keech posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Counter at the No. 4 spot.
Hudson’s doubles wins came from Kira Young and Grace Lewis with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Storie and Baillargeon at No. 2, and Sophie Pope and Bailey Finch with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Fuchs and Connolly at No. 3