Astros tennis edges Miami Trace, 3-2


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



The Miami Trace tennis team traveled to East Clinton to take on the Astros in an SCOL match on a very windy Friday, April 1.

East Clinton won the match, 3-2.

At first singles, East Clinton senior Paul Luttrell beat Miami Trace junior Seth Leach, 6-3, 6-4.

“Both players played really well,” Miami Trace head coach Mitch Augenstein said.

At second singles, Astros junior Luke Meares beat Panthers sophomore Matt Fender, 6-3, 6-1.

Third singles was a tough battle between a pair of sophomores, Blake Bronson of East Clinton and Drew Stanforth of Miami Trace.

Stanforth won in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.

“This was the deciding match and a match to watch,” Augenstein said. “Drew has only been playing tennis for three months and this was his varsity debut (with senior Riley Evans absent). He left it all on the court and we were proud of his performance.”

Miami Trace won both doubles matches.

At first doubles, sophomore Ely Schirtzinger and junior Todd Peterson beat junior Travis Knell and sophomore Elijah Howard, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

At second doubles, Adam Ginn and Johnathan Allen won an all-sophomore match against Jaren Evons and Alex Pence, 6-0, 6-2.

Miami Trace is at home (at the Club at Quail Run) to take on Circleville Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

By Chris Hoppes

[email protected]

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

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