On Thursday, Aug. 18, the Washington Lady Blue Lion tennis team hosted defending SCOL champions Chillicothe at Gardner Park.
Chillicothe won the match, 4-1.
“It could have just as easily been a 3-2 or even 4-1 win with how evenly matched both teams were,” Washington head coach Mitch Augenstein said. ” The JV came out with a big 2-0 win, though.”
At first singles, Megan Downing defeated Madeline Digges, 6-3, 7-5.
At second singles, Anna Nestor lost to Carly McCloy, 5-7, 4-6.
At third singles, Sydnie Hall lost to Natalie Drotleff, 0-6, 0-6.
Sierra Dawson and Maria Pickerill lost to Jera Copley and Brittany Harper, 3-6, 2-6 at first doubles.
At second doubles, Gretchen Milstead and Mackenzie Cress lost to Hannah Harper and Heidi Arth, 6-0, 2-6, 2-6.
Washington won both j-v matches against Chillicothe.
At first doubles, Jen Richards and Beth Wilt defeated Ally Gossman and Emma Domo, 8-3.
At second doubles, Payton Maddux and Jocelyn Trimmer beat Gwenith Noel and Athena Stearos, 8-1.
“I am proud of all our girls, and we’ll give it all we’ve got when we go to their place,” Augenstine said. “SCOL champs is still our goal.”
Lady Lion tennis 3rd at Logan Elm
The Washington Lady Blue Lion tennis team visited Logan Elm to take part in a quad invitational Wheelersburg, Athens, and Logan Elm.
“We allowed the girls to try out some new positions and played some great competition,” Washington head coach Mitch Augenstein said.
Anna Nestor and Megan Downing won the championship at first doubles.
Sierra Dawson and Mackenzie Cress were runners up at second doubles with a close finals match, Augenstein noted.
“Maria Pickerill did well at first singles,” Augenstein said. “Sydnie Hall, a freshman in her first invitational, played really hard at second singles and Jen Richards held her own at third singles.
“As a team, we finished third, with Logan Elm winning the tournament by winning all three singles rounds.”
Washington’s next five matches are all on the road.
The Lady Lions return to Gardner Park to host a doubles tournament Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.
Washington will play on the new courts at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1