CAMDEN — Preble Shawnee tennis continued its perfect run to start the season by winning three matches on the week. The team is now ranked 8th in the Division II Miami Valley Coaches’ Poll.
On Monday, Aug. 24, the Arrows traveled to Greenview High School and swept all five matches. Brooklyn Hubbard won her first singles match over Ellie Adkins by a score of 6-0, 6-0. Ashlyn Hubbard beat Molly Nixon 6-0, 6-0 in second singles, and Sidney Quillen defeated Katy Hilibig in the third singles match-up, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles play, Allison Zornes and Alivia Reek defeated Lauren Carroll and Leslie Freetage in first double 6-0, 6-1. Delaney Bennet and Jane Feck completed the team sweep by defeating Brook Grizzle and Ciara Reffitt 6-1, 6-2.
The Arrows won a league match against Carlisle when they traveled to the courts at Chamberlain Middle School to take on the Indians on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Brooklyn Hubbard won her match 6-1, 6-0 over Samantha Ferguson in first singles. Ashlyn Hubbard continued her dominance of second singles by winning 6-0, 6-0 over Mariah McClure. Quillen picked up an important win in third singles over Savanah Sheets 6-1, 6-2 to give Shawnee a 3-2 victory.
Afterward, head coach Dave Hubbard was pleased with his group’s continued dominance of singles play.
“Our singles lineup really carried us tonight in a big league win,” Hubbard said. The singles group has yet to lose a match, eight matches into the season.
On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Arrows completed a perfect week by defeating Dixie, 5-0.
Brooklyn Hubbard won her match 6-0, 6-1 over Holly Flach while Ashlynn Hubbard won by the same score over Lily Pedrotti in second singles. Quillen defeated Cheyenne Johnson 6-0, 6-0 in third singles.
Zornes and Reek continued their strong play in first doubles by defeating Emma Warddlaw and Haley Felts. Bennet and Lauren Smith completed the sweep by defeating Allie Allen and Jodee Baker by a score of 6-0, 6-0 in second doubles.
The Arrows are now 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the SWBL, and coach Hubbard believes his team took another step toward an SWBL title.
“We had another good week and to end it with a strong league win like this was huge for us. This is the kind of result we need to contend for a league title. I couldn’t have asked for a better effort tonight,” Hubbard said.
Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062