CAMDEN — The undefeated Preble Shawnee tennis team rolled over Southwestern Buckeye League foe Waynesville, 5-0, Thursday, Sept. 8, in Buckeye Division action.
The Lady Arrows nearly went perfect on the afternoon against the Trojans, scoring a total of six shutout sets out of ten.
No. 1 singles Ashlyn Hubbard took down Morgan Achard 6-1, 6-0. No. 2 singles Allison Zornes beat out Roslyn Papeti 6-0, 6-1, while No. 3 Alivia Reek emerged victorious against Katelyn Abney, 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles action, the No.1 team of Sidney Quillen/Jane Feck shut out Taylor Gwin/Natalie Weingardt 6-0, 6-0, and No. 2 doubles Lauren Smith/Kirsten Boone beat Hannah Selk/Anna Parry 6-0, 6-1.
“This is a big win for us, we’re trying to get all the league wins as possible,” said coach Dave Hubbard. “To sweep 5-0 is big for us. All in all, good effort from our girls — very efficient play and we were able to finish before the rain came in.
“We talk about staying focused all throughout the season. We keep talking and practicing about it and the girls know the importance of the league games. When your rolling like this, I can see how a person can take an opponent for granted, but the girls have been very disciplined about staying focused and that’s a good thing.”
Overall, Preble Shawnee is now 12-0, with an SWBL Buckeye Division record at 5-0. The team was ranked 12th in the area tennis coach’s poll.
Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Arrows defeated Hamilton, 5-0. Hubbard defeated No. 1 Ella Dollenmeyer 6-1, 6-0. Zornes beat Payton Lewis, 6-1, 6-0, and Reek beat Sarah Howard, 6-2, 6-1.
The Arrows’ doubles team of Quillen/Feck defeated Deanna McPeek/Brittany Thomas, 6-1, 6-2, while PS No. 2 doubles Smith/Boone defeated Ariana Avery/Kenadie Cox, 6-1, 6-2.
“This was probably our most complete effort all season,” said Hubbard. “Our girls really played very clean, solid tennis tonight. I feel we are getting better as the season goes on and playing very effective, efficient tennis.”
On Saturday, Sept. 10, Preble Shawnee held their Invitational tournament, hosting Eaton, Edgewood, and Stivers. Results included:
1st Singles — Champion: Hannah Clemmons (Edgewood) 3-0, Runner-Up: Ashlyn Hubbard (PS) 2-1
2nd Singles — Champion: Allison Zornes (PS) 2-0, Runner-Up: Madison McKinley (Eaton) 2-1
3rd Singles — Champion: Alivia Reek (PS) 3-0, Runner-Up: Rebekah Moore (Edgewood) 2-1
1st Doubles — Champions: Sidney Quillen/Jane Feck (PS) 3-0, Runners-Up: Katelyn Niehaus/Victoria Studebaker (Eaton) 2-1
2nd Doubles — Champions: Lauren Smith/Kirsten Boone (PS) 3-0, Runners-Up: Addie Bell/Samantha Gramaglia (Eaton) 2-1
“We had a great day of tennis,” said Hubbard. “The weather held out for us right until the end of the day. We had a very nice crowd from all the schools and they were treated to some really nice matches.”
Preble Shawnee was scheduled to play next on Monday, Sept. 12, at Monroe, and Tuesday, Sept. 13, at home against Northridge.
Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH
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