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Valentina Kukuruzovic of Greendale is taking part in the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tennis Tournament this week in Madison.

Kukuruzovic (15-2 on the season) earned that honor by taking second place at first singles in a sectional meet on Oct. 5 at Greenfield. The sophomore fell to Amy Drame of Nicolet in the title match.

Kukuruzovic will take on 15th seed Ashley Buzaitis of Green Bay Southwest (22-5) in her opening match at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Nielsen Stadium in Madison.

If she wins, she would play again at 4:30 p.m. the same day against either Rina Niehoff of Waukesha South (25-8) or Kai Heineman of Middleton (17-11).

Greendale had two other entries in the sectional meet. Second singles player Kelly Hanlon came in fourth after losing to Angela Sendik of Nicolet and finished 15-7.

The first doubles unit of Alex and Victoria Mueller lost their first match, also to Nicolet, and wound up 11-9 for the campaign.

The Panthers tallied 20 points for fifth place in the sectional, which was won by Nicolet with 49 points.