Brookfield Central beat Brookfield East, 6-1, in the seventh-place match in the Spartan Invitational on Aug. 20-21, highlighting the local competition.
Homestead won the invitational again, beating Arrowhead, 5-2, for the title. Nicolet finished third, Green Bay Southwest fourth, followed by Divine Savior Holy Angels and Whitefish Bay in the top six.
The Spartans opened with a 6-1 win over Waukesha West and then lost to eventual champion Homestead, 7-0. Both matches were on Aug. 20 at East.
East's Emma Corwin at No. 1 (6-3, 6-4), Sadie Spahn at No. 2 (1-6, 6-0, 10(5)), Megan Malloy at No. 3 (6-1, 6-1) and Bella Auger at No. 4 (6-3, 6-4) swept singles.
Doubles winners were Hannah Lein/Carly Wolff (6-1, 6-1) and Maddy Staff/Kalina Zhong (6-1, 6-0).
Then on Aug. 21 at East they opened with a 7-0 loss to Whitefish Bay in the fifth-place match and then lost the seventh-place match to Brookfield Central, 6-1, to finish 1-3.
The Lancers opened the tournament by beating Greendale, 7-0, and losing to Nicolet, 6-1, on Aug. 20 at Central.
Against Greendale, Hannah Sekaran won at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-1) followed by Nikita Sood at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0), Kim Smith at No. 3 (6-3, 7-5) and Alana Michaels at No. 4 (6-2, 6-1).
No. 1 doubles Ali Bublitz/Annie Porritt (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Saloni Rao/Tori Rieves (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 Debra Liu/Annie Malone (4-6, 6-2(6)) were all winners.
The only winner against Nicolet was Liu/Malone at No. 3 (6-1, 6-3).
After being blanked by DSHA, 7-0, the next day, Central ended on a positive note by beating the Spartans, 6-1.
Winners were Sekaran (7-5, 7-6 (6)), Sood (6-0, 6-0), Smith (6-1, 6-4) at singles and Bublitz/Porritt (6-2, 6-2), Rao/Rieves (6-2, 7-5) and Liu/Malone (6-2, 6-1).
Rachel Melin won at No. 4 singles for East (7-5, 7-6 (4)).
Lancers coach Dave Steinbach has seven returnees from his top-10 last year.
Regulars and their career records include Sekaran (30-35), Sood (39-26), Smith (27-10), Bublitz (60-17), Porritt (55-15), Rieves (22-6) and Rao (8-4).
Sekaran was the 2012 Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year and first-team all-GMC. Bublitz/Malone were first team at No. 2 doubles. Smith was second-team at No. 4 singles and Rieves at No. 3 doubles was honorable mention.
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