THE round of sixteen action in the Petra organised under-11 COURTS Pee Wee Football tournament commenced yesterday at the Banks DIH Thirst Park ground. Playing in game-five of the day and registering the highest goal count of the round so far, St Angela’s seemed to signal their intentions early in the tournament with a 5-0 win over Mae’s Primary schoolSeon Cato’s hat trick i (8th, 16th and 24th) coupled with Antwoine Vincent’s brace (18th and 28th) were the highlights of a day when many close games were played.In the first game of the day, Marian Academy won 1-0 against Winfer Gardens,thanks to Nicholas Alphonso in the 20,th while game two saw the same score line as St Stephens beat Tucville 1-0 through Jequan Cole in the 10th.Games three, four, six and seven each ended one nil as well, with F.E. Pollard beating Stella Marris through Jonathan Dos Santos (32nd) and St. Pius scoring in the 9th minute through Tyler Lyle to beat Redeemer.Shilo Adams 31st minute strike helped North Georgetown to register a win against St Margaret’s while St Agnes also had David Xavier on target in the 19th minute as they beat South Ruimveldt.West Ruimveldt had another good outing against St Gabriel,as Tyrese Payne (6th), Tyrese Jeffrey (19th) and Trevor Bendt (21st),each netted once for West’s victory.Teams for the Round of 16 were chosen based on the points accumulated during the round robin places, with the first and second places gaining automatic entries. The final four spots were awarded based on the four best third place finishers.The various winners of yesterday’s matches will move on to play for positions 1-8 while the losers will vie for positions 9 to 16.
The No. 33 Wisconsin women’s tennis team will venture to Columbus, Ohio, Sunday for a showdown with the Buckeyes. In what will be the squad’s final regular-season match, the Badgers hope to crash Ohio State’s senior day and finish the spring campaign with a winning conference record (a loss would leave the team at .500).“We have to be ready for Ohio State — they are [ready for us],” head coach Patti Henderson said. “They are a feisty team. It’s going to be intense like it was against Michigan State. It’s going to be that kind of intensity, that kind of energy — it could be a little bit volatile.”For seniors Katie McGaffigan and Lindsay Martin, the OSU showdown will mark their final regular-season bows in Badger uniforms.“It will be our last match, so hopefully we’ll end the year on a good note — before we head into [the Big Ten tournament] — with a win and feeling good,” Martin said.Wisconsin will enter Ohio State on the heels of a duo of split weekends, coming off of three consecutive matches determined by a 4-3 margin with emphasis on the doubles point. Henderson has made a series of lineup fluctuations throughout the season to combat problems garnering that point — the team’s apparent Achilles’ heel — but the starting trio of pairings seemed to fall in sync last weekend as the Badgers handled Purdue 4-3 on senior day, claiming the doubles point en route to victory.The other notable lineup fluctuation of late has been a shift at the No. 5 and 6 singles spots. Freshman Chelsea Nusslock has moved up from the sixth spot to the fifth while Lexi Goldin filled the final roster position for the first time this season last Sunday when Nicole Beck sat out of singles (she was, however, active in doubles competition).Rank and fileNew rankings came out Tuesday, and for the third consecutive evaluation period, the Badgers held firm at No. 33. This represents the squad’s peak position on a season in which they debuted at No. 48 and found themselves at No. 45 less than a month ago.On the individual front, however, the rankings were not as kind to the Badgers. Senior Katie McGaffigan slipped from No. 91 to No. 100 after a duo of weekend losses to the No. 99 and No. 41 players nationally.The bigger surprise came in Caitlin Burke’s drop from No. 81 to No. 106. Burke had moved up significantly in the previous rating period as the numbers emerged after she enjoyed a brief stint playing top-flight doubles (having swapped out of the No. 2 spot with McGaffigan for a road trip). But this fall comes on the heels of two convincing straight-set victories last weekend and a perfect record since the last batch of rankings was released April 5.Four more batches of rankings for both teams and individuals are due before the season formally comes to an end with final numbers due out May 30.