West Side Stories

Songs for the Score

October 21, 2013

Update: Meylor reached the third round in the State tournament on Friday, achieving in the top 16 in the state. Top-level sports players often use pre game rituals to keep their edge. Nicole Meylor, the number one singles player on girls varsity tennis, is no exception. As Meylor heads off to Madison for the State tournament she shared some of her secrets. "I listen to the same playlist. But I am not...

Trojan Girls Varsity Tennis Season Leads to Great Record

October 9, 2013

By Zoe Stack and Jonathan Weithaus Photographs by Leah Karrels Update: Nicole Meylor won at sectionals on Wednesday. Saying that the 2013 Varsity Wauwatosa West girls tennis team has had a good season is merely an understatement. The team has been great this year, winning the Triple Crown, which the Trojans accomplished by winning the conference tournament, conference, and the crossover match betwe...

Girls Tennis Players Compete at Subsectionals

October 9, 2013

By Sarah Schuster and Brandon Thao Photographs by Leah Karrels On October 7th, 2013, Wauwatosa West hosted Varsity girl’s tennis subsectionals. Nine area schools competed Monday for placements in the sectionals. Many of the teams competing claimed to be having great seasons, although some weren’t exactly where they’d like to be. Elena Baltrusaitis, senior at Pius XI, claims that although P...

Q&A with Boys’ Tennis

March 22, 2012

What should we be watching for this season? I’m excited for this upcoming season. We have a good number of returning players from last season with a lot of varsity experience. I think we’re going to especially strong with our doubles play and I’m anxious to see what our singles players can do. I know many of the players played a lot during the off season, which will help them begin the season...

Back to Back with the Sauters

October 25, 2011

To illustrate the differences and similarities of the West experience over the decades, West reporter Katherine Janiszewski interviewed senior Ellen Sauter and her father, Doug Sauter, a Wauwatosa West alumnus. 1) What was (is) the grossest in the school lunch? Ellen: [The grossest thing is] the yogurt, the fruit and the salad bar. Mr. Sauter: I never ate much in the cafeteria because of all of it was pretty ...

West Gets New Tennis Courts

August 31, 2011

During the summer you may have noticed a lot of construction going on by the tennis courts. The old courts were ripped down, so now the Wauwatosa West tennis team has a fresh set of new blue and green courts. The money came from the district capital improvement funds, and our school has been asking for this money for 5 years. The school’s old tennis courts were there for about 42 years. They were th...

Eyes on the Prize

August 18, 2010

“Our biggest challenge has been to play consistent tennis throughout the season,” said Wauwatosa West’s Varsity tennis coach, Kosta Zervas. On May 15, Wauwatosa West’s JV tennis team took second in the Woodland Conference, while Varsity tied Greenfield for ninth four days later. Zervas said that a lot of hard practice during the off season is one of the main things needed to improve the co...

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