Antigo’s Matty Rattliff prepares to return a shot during girls Middle School tennis action Thursday in Marshfield. Ratliff won her match handily, 6-0.

The Antigo Middle Schools girls tennis team showed dramatic improvement in its second match of the season Thursday.

Competing in a triangular at Marshfield, the Robins won a total of 36 games.

Antigo dropped four close matches to the host team, before coming back to beat Wisconsin Rapids 3-1, scoring wins in two singles and one in doubles.

Both eighth graders on the squad were successful, with Haley Burhop winning 6-3 and Matty Ratliff taking a 6-0 victory.

Doubles winners were Gisell Martinez and Addison Burhop by a score of 6-4. Gianna Casetta won five of six singles games before falling to her opponent.

The AMS tennis squad will next head to Wisconsin Rapids for a Tuesday triangular.

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