In its last six matches, the Hamilton tennis team has beaten Pius, Milwaukee King, Fond du Lac and Cudahy. Three of those wins came by 7-0 scores.
Sophomore Lisa Nuelk has played in the top singles spot this season and won three of her last six.
"Although it is early in the season, I am very pleased with where the team is for now," HHS coach Alan Schneider said. "At singles, Lisa Nuelk has shown tremendous improvement in her game. As a sophomore, she has already shown mental toughness and patience against a wide range of players. She has easily played against some of the top girls in the state, namely Oshkosh West. This will be an important season for her, building up to her junior and senior years."
Melina Murtos has thrived in the No. 2 singles spot with an 8-0 record this season after playing No. 1 singles last year.
"Melina Murtos is now at two singles, and has yet to lose a match," Schneider said. "I expect she will have an exceptional season. Despite being moved down a spot, she understands it was not a penalty. Melina has been extremely positive and enthusiastic. As team co-captain, she has been a vital contributor to the success of the team."
Rhea Last, at the fourth singles spot, has won four of her last five. Schneider is still figuring out lineups with 13 girls in the varsity mix (10 are allowed to compete in a given match).
"We have many girls with equal talents, so I plan on mixing them into the lineup this week," Schneider said. "I hope to have a set lineup by the start of conference play on Sept. 1."
Jessica Anton/Caroline Schneider (No. 1 doubles), Allie Banda/Alyssa Schmucker (No. 2 doubles) and Sarah Luebke/Katie Schmucker have won four of their last six matches.