ST. MARY’S – The Greenville girl’s tennis team ran roughshod over the host Roughriders of St. Mary’s, 4-1 last Friday morning.
St. Mary’s had one sharp tennis player in Claire Claywood as she dispatched the Wave’s Emily Marchal 6-1, 6-0 at first singles. Natalie Milligan evened things up at second singles by only allowing three games in two sets, 6-2, 6-1 against Allie Vanderhorst. Abby Swensen used her all-court game at third singles and walloped her opponent, 6-0 6-0 for the double bagel win against Elizabeth Sutton.
First doubles tandem of Marabelle Lance and Anna Manges mangled their opponents Kara Vanaher and Lydia Babis, 7-5, 6-2, while the Wave’s second doubles duo of Felicity Lance and Faith Mansfield sent their foes Kristin Schnelle and Jenna Hawkey scurrying toward Mansfield as they slammed home a 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Junior varsity doubles squad members for the Wave consisted of Emma Tutwiler and Rose Blocher who could not block enough shots at the net and lost out 8-6 to their unnamed opponents. However, the Wave’s other junior varsity players Katie Baughman and Amanda Chui chewed up their unnamed doubles foes, 8-4 for a 1-1 count on the reserve scoreboard.
”We played well for the first time out and we were fortunate to get the victory against a squad that also played well,” Coach Jim Koontz said. “We hung in there and played consistently for the most part. This is a step in the right direction as we head into a juggernaut on Tuesday against the ”Battling Beavers” of Beavercreek. They are always well coached and gave us one of our two losses last year.”
Versailles fifth at New Bremen’s Cardinal Invite
Junior Connor VanSkyock carded a 77 to place third overall as an individual in helping lead Versailles to a fifth-place finish out of 13 teams last week at the New Bremen Cardinal Invitational.
Joining VanSkyock in contributing to the team score of 354 was Austin Pleiman with a 90, Will Eversole with a 92 and Alex Keiser with a 95. Also competing for the Tigers were Isaac White (96) and Brayden Robinson (106).
Finishing ahead of Versailles in the team standings were tournament champion Minster with a 319 followed by Fort Loramie (332), Wapakoneta (338) and St. Mary’s (339).
Versailles also competed in the Brookville Invitational last week at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. The Tigers finished sixth out of 17 teams with Connor VanSkyock leading the way after carding an 85 to finish in 16th place as an individual.
Greenville tops West Carrollton
Makenzi Glancy was the medalist with a 52 as Greenville topped visiting West Carrollton 229-272 at Turtle Creek Golf Course.
Also scoring for the Lady Waves, Lainey Oswalt had a 57, Riley Hunt added a 60 and Trinity Reis also had a 60.
(Ted Landis Jr. contributed to this report)
Ted Landis Jr. contributed to this report