Blue Lion tennis falls to ‘Cane


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Madalyn Wayne hits the return for Washington during an SCOL first doubles match against Wilmington Friday, April 8, 2016 at Gardner Park.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

The Washington Blue Lion tennis team welcomed the Wilmington Hurricane to Gardner Park for an SCOL match-up Friday afternoon.

The match was suspended by rain with Wilmington having clinched the win with a 3-1 score.

The Blue Lion second doubles team of Brody Morris and Jakob Snyder won the first set against Embree and Rumer (6-4) when the rains came, making it unsafe to play.

This match will be played to a conclusion at a later date.

At first singles, Washington’s Kenny Upthegrove knocked off Wilmington’s best player, Keiler, 6-2, 3-6, 10-7.

“The coach from Wilmington told me he was impressed with how much Kenny has improved since last year,” Washington head coach Greg Phipps said. “He’s matured and gotten so much better. I have been impressed with Kenny. He’s been spectacular and he’s always playing the other team’s best player.”

At second singles, Grant Mustain lost to S. Kratzer, 6-7, 0-6.

At third singles, Jordan Behm lost to Fender, 1-6, 1-6.

At first doubles, Madalyn Wayne and Max Schroeder fell to Moyer and Henry, 2-6, 4-6.

In j-v play, Tony Kuenzli lost to Stephenson, 1-6.

A j-v doubles match featuring Susanna Eckstein and Jack Luebbe against Douglas and Andrews was halted by rain with the Blue Lion team trailing, 2-5.

The Blue Lions are now 3-2 overall, 2-2 in the SCOL.

Washington is scheduled to play at Unioto Monday and then host Miami Trace Wednesday.

Madalyn Wayne hits the return for Washington during an SCOL first doubles match against Wilmington Friday, April 8, 2016 at Gardner Park.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_MadalynWaynebluelion10us482016.jpgMadalyn Wayne hits the return for Washington during an SCOL first doubles match against Wilmington Friday, April 8, 2016 at Gardner Park. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

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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