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2006 Junior Wightman Cup

The 2006 Northern Michigan Jr. Wightman Cup Team competed in Muncie Indiana against fourteen other districts.  Each district comprised a team of their very best junior girl tennis players to play off for the prestigious Wightman Cup.  Jr. Wightman Cup is a competition based on the college format of 6 singles matches and 3 doubles matches.

The NMTA girls faced fierce competition but handled the competitors with poise, grace, and a strong desire to win.  Our team gave 110% on and off the court, and they were very competitive in their matches.  Northern Michigan finished fourteenth overall, but walked away with a great experience of competing in an elite crowd, and improved a tremendous amount.  The NMTA girls were a fine representation of Northern Michigan tennis.  Many coaches and referees commended them on their outstanding sportsmanship and competitiveness on the court.  This 2006 team was one of a kind and did Northern Michigan proud!

The 2006 Northern Michigan Jr. Wightman Cup Team was composed of the following young ladies:
Ashley Billings, Erin Chadwell, Melissa Engel, Kristin Heinrich, Melissa Hughes, Kristen Neithercut, Callee Newhouse, Sarah Malone and
Erin Wiethoff.  The team was coached by Josie Caldwell.

Congratulations girls on a hard fought weekend and Northern Michigan is looking forward to what next year brings!