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The Cedarburg doubles teams of Amanda Skonieczny/Hailey Haws and Margot Henke/Marguerite Manning advanced to this week's WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tennis Tournament in Madison.

Skonieczny (a junior) and Haws (a freshman), who are 21-9 on the season, finished second at first doubles in a sectional meet on Oct. 5 at Homestead High School.

They lost in the title match to Homestead's Frankie LaLonde and Sasha Shapsis but qualified for state by virtue of placing in the top four of first doubles in the sectional.

They earned the 11th seed and will meet Calli Cain and Kristen Mason of Green Bay Southwest (14-14) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Nielsen Stadium.

If they win, they would play again at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, against another unseeded unit.

"The team has risen and is peaking perfectly," Cedarburg coach Kaila Haws said. "I could not be more proud as a coach and parent of my daughter Hailey, stepping up with an upperclassman. Our team is composed of two national tournament players. They have learned through our top-level conference and tough tournament schedule how to play as one.

"I'm looking at them finishing near the top of the state. You know the little engine that can; they aren't a little engine and definitely can."

Henke and Manning, both seniors, came in second at second doubles in the sectional and earned a special qualifier. They will take a 24-9 record to Madison and will play Maddie Clark and Ally Hujanen of Middleton (20-7) at 1 p.m. Thursday. If they win, they will also play at 9 a.m. Friday.

"Our second doubles team is tough as well and has an impressive record," coach Haws said.

Also competing for Cedarburg at the sectional were Alison Jeske at second singles (second place and 22-13 for the season), Alexa Andrae at fourth singles (fourth place, 11-11) and the third doubles unit of Sydney Weise and Claire Cummings (third place,12-6).

Cedarburg scored 29 points to tie Arrowhead for second place in the sectional behind Homestead's 56 points.

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