CENTERVILLE — Preble Shawnee’s girls tennis team finished second at the Centerville Doubles tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The duo of Allison Zornes and Alivia Reek finished as runners-up at 1st doubles with a 3-1 record beating Beavercreek, Miamisburg and Eaton. Their loss was to the champion doubles team from Centerville.
Grace Deaton and Destiney Quillen were champions at 3rd doubles with a 4-0 record beating Centerville, Beavercreek, Miamisburg and Eaton.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, Shawnee dropped a 3-2 decision to county rival Eaton.
“Eaton has a very strong team and their program is really on the upswing,” Shawnee coach Dave Hubbard said. “We battled with them on several courts and made a great match out of it. Their top-three are just about as good as anybody’s. Lauren and Grace did an outstanding job for us, battling back from a set down and down 0-3 in the third set. I am extremely proud of the effort they gave,”
1) Sophia Murphy (E) def. Allison Zornes (PS) 6-2, 7-5
2) Grace Murphy (E) def. Destiney Quillen (PS) 6-0, 6-2
3) Tess Murphy (E) def. Brittney Quillen (PS) 6-1, 6-1
1) Lauren Smith/Grace Deaton (PS) def. Addie Bell/Brianna Ward (E) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(1)
2) Zoey Collins/Michelle Bulach (PS) def. Anna Kramer/Erika Wilkinson (E) 6-4, 6-3
Shawnee is now 11-5 overall and 5-1 in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division and holds a three-point lead (27-24) over Milton-Union heading into the league tournament this week.
On Wednesday, the Arrows beat Trotwood Madison 5-0.
“Our girls played very smart and efficient tennis tonight. They continue to remain sharp and very focused as we wind down our regular season schedule,” Hubbard said.
1) Allison Zornes (PS) def. Layla Jones 6-1, 6-1
2) Alivia Reek (PS) def. Jayla Adams 6-1, 6-0
3) Michelle Bulach (PS) def. Aaliyah Gooley 6-0, 6-0
1) Lauren Smith/Grace Deaton (PS) def. Emily Wolfe/Bre Davis 6-0, 6-0
2) Trotwood Defaults
On Tuesday, Shawnee defeated Carlisle 5-0.
“This was a big night for us. Our girls are very aware of the importance of these league points. They went on the courts tonight and were all business in picking up all five,” Hubbard said. “This closed out our regular-season league play and we have ourselves in a solid position for the league tournament next week but there’s still plenty of work to do.”
1) Allison Zornes (PS) def. Sierra Bolen 6-1, 6-3
2) Alivia Reek (PS) def. Cami Glover 6-0, 6-1
3) Michelle Bulach (PS) def. Maleah Cotton 6-2, 6-1
1) Lauren Smith/Grace Deaton (PS) def. Elisabeth Burns/Emily Milligan 6-0, 6-1
2) Zoey Collins/Destiney (PS) def. Sarah Laughlin/Abby Goodpaster 6-0, 6-0.
The Arrows began the week with a 5-0 win over Lebanon.
“This was one of those matches where it felt like we didn’t play our best tennis on all courts but were still able to get the job done,” Hubbard said. “Zoey and Destiney played the match of the night coming back from a set down to win in a third set super tie-breaker. It doesn’t get much more exciting than that.”
1) Allison Zornes (PS) def. Katie Oliver 6-3, 6-0
2) Alivia Reek (PS) def. Emma Miller 6-1, 6-2
3) Michelle Bulach (PS) def. Hope Bowers 6-3, 6-4
1) Lauren Smith/Grace Deaton (PS) def. Isabelle Zsembik/Maia Osborne 6-2, 6-0
2) Zoey Collins/Destiney Quillen (PS) def. Meredith Chin/Katie Manwaring 6-7(1), 6-3, (11-9).
The Arrows were scheduled to compete in the SWBL tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 25. They will begin sectional play next week.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH