November 4, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Timon Corwin
Western Racquet Club’s Tennis Players Make Huge Impact in State and National Competition
Elm Grove, WI….Western Racquet Club (WRC) members Sarah Woods and Mary Newby, both of DSHA, finished second in doubles at the WIAA State Championships. The pair was also named to the All-area First Team. Caroline Treis and Brooke Skemp of Brookfield Central took fourth place in the state doubles championships while Simone Hussussian and Sophia Carr of Brookfield East took sixth place. Erica Engstrand and partner, Jessica Huang, also of Brookfield East advanced to the second round of doubles at the state meet. Treis, Skemp, Hussussian, and Carr were named to the All-area Second Team for doubles. Receiving All-area Honorable Mention honors for doubles were WRC members Ali Bublitz and Annie Porritt of Brookfield Central.
In United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys’ 18s national competition held in St. Louis, Missouri, October 29-31,WRC member Alex Jesse reached the finals in the singles competition. Jesse finished first in the doubles competition with Jared Hiltzik, both of whom are heading to the University of Illinois on athletic scholarships in the fall of 2012. WRC member Michael Treis and his partner Jason Brown reached the doubles finals. Treis will be heading to Western Michigan University in the fall of 2012 on an athletic scholarship. WRC’s Damon Niquet made it to the quarterfinals in singles as well as the semi-finals in doubles with fellow WRC player, Tim Corwin. Corwin reached the round of 16 in singles.
In Boys’ 16s competition in St. Louis, Missouri, Felix Corwin finished fifth in singles and made it to the quarterfinals in doubles with Danny Coran from Mequon, WI.
In Boys’ 14s competition in Rochester, Minnesota, WRC was represented by David Horneffer who reached the quarterfinals in the back draw, Kai Sane, who reached the round of 16 in singles, and Doug Francken.
In Boys’ 12s competition held in Kansas City, Missouri, Robert Krill had an incredible tournament reaching the finals in both singles and doubles. In Boys’ 12s competition in Austin, Texas, WRC’s Anand Saluja reached the quarterfinalist in doubles.
Western Racquet Club has shown a commitment to the highest levels of player development for USTA junior tennis and hosts and administers several local, sectional, and national junior tournaments throughout the year. The Club is active in Junior Interclub as well as USTA Junior State League, having sponsored both a 14-and-under team and an 18-and-under team. Both teams finished second in state in 2011.
Western Racquet Club is also a center for active and competitive adult tennis. The Club fielded 17 different USTA adult league teams this past year. In the summer of 2011, WRC hosted two USTA adult sanctioned tournaments.
Founded in 1960, Western Racquet Club is a private tennis, swimming, dining, and social club in Elm Grove, Wisconsin that boasts one of the premier junior tennis programs in the Midwest. Besides the four new 10-and-Under permanent 36’ courts, the WRC facilities include a total of 18 tennis courts - 11 hard courts and three clay courts surrounding the outdoor pool and club house. Four indoor courts are available for inclement weather as well as play during the fall and winter. Nine of the club’s 18 courts are lined with 60’ lines for 10 & under training and competition. WRC also owns Moorland Park Tennis Center in New Berlin which includes an additional eight indoor tennis courts.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Encourage your kids to become involved in extracurriculars
- Northshore Physical Therapy Offers Free Pain/Injury Screenings with Humane Society Donations
- Journey to Bethlehem at Whitefish Bay United Methodist
- Milwaukee Tradition Continues: BMO Harris Bank Display Opens December 2
- Winter Fun for Everyone in Mequon
- MECA's Angels for Animals
- #GivingTuesday: Girl Scout Troop Gives Cookie Money to Aurora Cancer Care in Grafton
- Festival of Trees
- Mequon Resident Performs in Acacia Theatre Company’s “Advent of Redemption”
- Concordia University Receives $50,000 for Health Mobile Program