Michelle Spicer and Ireland Slattery both lost singles contests via a super tiebreaker as UW-Oshkosh dropped a 9-0 women's tennis match to 11-time defending WIAC champion UW-Whitewater on Tuesday (Oct. 2) at Oshkosh North High School.
Spicer played the No. 3 singles position and won her first set by a 7-6 (7-3) result over the Warhawks' Madeline Slicker. Spicer then lost a 6-3 verdict in the second set before losing a 10-4 decision to Slicker in the super tiebreaker.
Slattery competed at No. 6 singles and captured her first set by a 6-2 outcome over Allie Miller. Slattery then suffered a 6-0 defeat in the second set before being outscored, 10-6, by Miller in the super tiebreaker.
UW-Whitewater, which has won its last 93 matches over a WIAC opponent, dominated the doubles contests by taking 24 of 29 games.
The Warhawks (4-1, 4-0 WIAC) received doubles victories of 8-1 from Miller and Paige Nierman in the third flight and 8-2 from both Gabi Kitchell and Julie Martin in the first flight and Olivia Kraft and Molly Rueth in the second.
UW-Whitewater won the remaining four singles contests in straight sets, including Martin's 6-0, 6-0 victory over Koppa in the second flight and Kitchell's 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Leffler in the first.
The Warhawks also received individual wins from Elsie Ha in the fourth flight and Kraft in the fifth. Ha defeated Monica Micoliczyk, 6-0, 6-1, while Kraft ousted Polena, 6-2, 6-1.
UW-Oshkosh (3-2, 1-2 WIAC) travels to UW-Stevens Point on Thursday (Oct. 4).