Hawks take flight(s) in every sense of the word.

By Brendan O'Brien | Athletics, Upper School

In what has already proven to be a memorable fall for Prairie athletics, the girls’ tennis team added their own chapter to this year’s story by sweeping the Metro Classic Conference Meet on Saturday.

Seven flights, seven Prairie victories.

Below is the Racine Journal Time write-up on the Hawks’ impressive day:

Prairie swept through the conference meet, winning all seven flights and capturing the team title at Wind Lake.

Lily Jorgenson won No. 1 singles by defeating Martin Luther’s Jailyn Powell (6-1, 6-2) in the semifinal and St. Thomas More’s Erin Horzewski  (7-6 (3), 6-2) in the final.

Molly Cookman won No. 2 singles, defeating St. Thomas More’s Madaline Raflick (6-0, 6-0) in the semifinal and Martin Luther’s Caroline Roberts (6-4, 6-3) in the final. Jaclyn Palmen won No. 3 singles, defeating Catholic Central’s Lindsey Toban (6-1, 6-0) in the semifinal and Kenosha St. Joseph’s Lauren Palmieri (6-4, 6-1) in the final. Madeline Nelson had back- to-back byes to open play, but won the No. 4 singles final by defeating Martin Luther’s Sophia Novotny (6-2, 6-3).

The Hawks have a pair of nonconference matches remaining this week against Westosha Central and Brookfield Academy before postseason play begins.