Local tennis players receive SWBL and MVTCA awards

By Austin Schmidt - aschmidt@civitasmedia.com

PREBLE COUNTY — Members of the Eaton and Preble Shawnee tennis teams received several post-season awards from the SWBL and Miami Valley Tennis Coaches’ Association.

The season saw Preble Shawnee earn its first-ever SWBL Buckeye Division title in tennis.

Leading the way for the SWBL Buckeye champion Arrows was Brooklyn Hubbard, who finished 20-1. The senior was named first-team ALl-SWBL Buckeye Division and received first team honors for the All-Area Miami Valley Tennis Coaches’ Association.

Hubbard also received the MVTCA all-academic award.

Joining Hubbard was sophomore Ashlynn Hubbard, who also finished 20-1 for the season, finishing SWBL play undefeated and as second singles champion. Ashlynn Hubbard was honored by the SWBL as a first team member in the SWBL Buckeye Division.

Ashlynn Hubbard also received recognition as a third team member of the MVTCA All-Area team.

Junior Sydney Quillen, who like her teammates finished 20-1 and undefeated in SWBL play, finished the season as champion of third singles. She was awarded second team recognition by the SWBL coaches and received honorable mention from the MVTCA.

Freshmen Alivia Reek and Allison Zornes were named honorable mentions by the SWBL coaches as a doubles team and also received third team doubles honors from the MVTCA.

The team also was presented local awards, as Brooklyn Hubbard received MVP, Zornes and Reek were the most improved players and Delany Bennet received the Arrow Award.

The Eaton tennis team was also recognized by the SWBL in the Southwestern Division.

Tess Flynn was awarded second-team All-SWBL Southwestern as a first singles player, despite playing through most of the season with a foot injury according to head coach John Hitchcock. Flynn finished the season 11-8 in match play and 14-12 overall.

Flynn was also awarded the “Ironman” award from the Eagle coaching staff.

Joining her in All-SWBL Southwestern honors was the senior doubles team of Kyra Houle and Honoka Sato, who recieved an honorable mention. The pair finished the season going 13-7 in match play and 15-11 overall. Sato was awarded the most improved player by the coaching staff.

The second doubles team of Barbara Ann Grant and Mariah Brewer were elected team MVPs after finishing the season 16-4 and 21-6 overall.

Overall the Eagles finished 12-8 and placed fourth in the SWBL Southwestern Division, just two points shy of third place Brookville.

By Austin Schmidt


Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-0462 or on Twitter @ aschmidt_RH.

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