TROY — The Troy girls tennis team evened up its record on Monday in its home opener, knocking off Fairmont 4-1.
At first singles, Hannah Essick defeated Brooke Fornel 6-2, 6-2. At second singles, Maggie Hennessy defeated Matti Cridge 6-0, 6-1. At first doubles, Maddie Kleptz and Marina Wehrkamp defeated Caroline Kinnison and Sara Sweeterman 6-3, 6-0. At second doubles, Akari Nagato and Zoey Scancarello defeated Alex Robinson and Sam Turner 6-1, 6-1.
Troy’s lone loss came at third singles, where Ashley Bruns was defeated by Hannah Jones 7-5, 0-6, 1-0 (5).
“It was a good team win, and all the girls played aggressive tennis,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “Ashley lost a tough one in a 10-point tiebreaker for the third set.”
Greenville 3, M-U 2
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs dropped a close match Monday, falling 3-2 to Greenville.
At second singles, Claire Fetters won 6-2, 6-0. At third singles, Ashley Wombold won 6-2, 8-6.
All three of the Bulldogs’ losses were tight matches. At first singles, Brooke Falb lost 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5. At first doubles, Lizzie Fetters and Maggie Gooslin lost 7-5, 7-5. At second doubles, Cortney Dillhoff and Anna Brown lost 7-5, 6-3.
“The match was about as close as it could get,” Milton-Union coach Sharon Paul said. “But overall, we did not have a real good day. I think I am most disappointed that we lost so many 7-5 and 7-6 sets. When it is that close, it comes down to who wants it more and who is going to play smart tennis. We had too many unforced errors at the times when we needed to take control. We still have lots of work to do this season.”
* Girls Soccer
Tecumseh 2, ME 0;
ME 9, Graham 0
CASSTOWN — The Miami East girls soccer team bounced back from a season-opening loss two days prior on Monday with a 9-0 victory over Graham at home.
Emily Holicki scored four goals on the night to lead the way, Renee DeFord scored a pair and Jessica Barlage, Riann Kingrey and Olivia Edgell each had a goal. Madeline Davis has two assists and Cheyenne Smith, Kingrey, Katie Bodenmiller, Ashley Hahn, Haley Demmitt and DeFord each had an assist.
Bodenmiller also had 10 saves to post a shutout.
“Offensively, we were definitely on tonight,” Miami East coach Lil Carson said. “We really didn’t have that many shots, but everything was falling for us. Em (Holicki) did an excellent job keeping her composure and finishing rather than just shooting. It’s great to see that out of her. We were kind of down after Saturday’s loss, so this was definitely good for us.”
On Saturday, the Vikings lost 2-0 to Tecumseh in their season opener, giving up both goals before halftime and then playing even in the second half.
“I think there was a definite case of first-game jitters,” Carson said. “We did not play our game in the first half. The second half was much better. We were more composed, and the intensity was much better. This is a fairly young group and there are going to be some growing pains, but it will come together.”
Miami East (1-1) travels to Northwestern tonight.
TC 5, Newton 2
TROY — Troy Christian looked solid again on Monday night, knocking off a tough Newton Indians team 5-2 at home.
Lauren Peters had three goals and an assist to lead the Eagles (2-0), Gabbie Flannery and Haley Peters each added a goal and Maddie Rench had an assist. Karli Riviello was also tested for the first time this season, making eight saves in net.
Tipp 5, Wayne 0
HUBER HEIGHTS — Tippecanoe’s girls soccer team opened the season on Saturday with a 5-0 victory at Wayne.
Holly Bernhold had two goals and an assist to lead the way, Meredith Brumfield scored a goaland Lexi Blair added an assist for the Red Devils (1-0).
* Boys Soccer
TC 6, Ponitz 1
TROY — Troy Christian’s boys soccer team opened up its season with a convincing 6-1 win over Ponitz at home on Monday.
Jon Slone had two goals and two assists in the win, while Tom Null, Jared Trimbach, Brendan Pohle and Aaron Rhoton each scored a goal. Seth Wynne and Colt Tanner both had two assists.
Wesley Alexander had five saves in net to preserve the win.
Piqua 3, M-U 0
PIQUA — Milton-Union played well in the second set on Monday to open the season, but Piqua proved to be too tough in a 25-5, 25-18, 25-7 defeat for the Bulldog volleyball team.
“We’re very young. We played nine players, and for seven of them it was their first real varsity experience,” Milton-Union coach Bill Ginn said. “I am hoping that we will improve with each match.”
Sophomore Bri Stone had three kills and an ace and senior libero Kaylee Swartztrauber added nine digs.
Milton-Union (0-1) is off until Aug. 25 when it hosts Bethel.
COLDWATER — Freshman Jonni Parker made an immediate impression for Miami East Saturday at the Coldwater Classic, but the young Vikings lost all three matches on the day, falling 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 to St. Henry, 25-15, 25-20 to New Knoxville and 25-20, 25-20 to St. Marys Memorial.
Parker had 17 kills against St. Henry, Noel Dalton had 16 assists in the match and Anna Kiesewetter had 20 digs. Against New Knoxville, Parker had 12 kills and Jillian Wesco had 11 digs. And against St. Marys Memorial, Parker had 10 kills, Kiesewetter had 16 digs and Lindsey Black had 10 digs.
Miami East (0-3) is off until Aug. 28 when it faces Tri-Village.
* Boys Golf
TROY — Monday’s match was the first one this new season that Troy’s boys golf team was definitely looking forward to.
“We’d had this one circled on the calendar for sure,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “We lost this tri last year, and the boys wanted some payback.”
The Trojans (5-0) got that payback, sweeping Centerville and Miamisburg in a tri-match, shooting 162 to the Elks’ 163 and the Vikings’ 165.
“You’re never quite sure how a Monday match will go, but the boys wanted this one,” Evilsizor said. “We’ve got to start putting a little better, but overall we were all pleased. We played well enough to win, and in golf you’ve only got to win by one stroke.”
Troy Moore led the Trojans with a 38, Dalton Cascaden shot 40, Peyton Wheat shot 41 and Nate Uhlenbrock shot 43. Grant Kasler added a 44 and Matt Monnin shot 45.
Troy hosts Greenville Thursday at Troy Country Club in a Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division match.
ME 182, TV 196
ST. PARIS — Miami East opened Cross County Conference play on Monday with a 182-196 win over Tri-Village at Lakeland.
Devyn Carson was medalist with a 44, followed by teammate Scot Kirby’s 45, Ryan Bergman’s 46 and Kley Karadak’s 47.
Newton 179, NT 201
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Newton Indians picked up a road Cross County Conference victory on Monday, defeating Tri-Village 179-201 at Highland Lake.
Brock Jamison shot a bogey-free round of 36 to lead the way for the Indians. Wade Ferrell and Donovan Osceola each shot 46 and Milan Bess added a 51.
ARCANUM — The Covington Buccaneers picked up a narrow Cross County Conference victory at Beechwood Monday, defeating Arcanum 176-180.
Joe Slusher led the Buccs with 42, Levi Winn shot 43, Andrew Slusher shot 44 and Ty Boehringer shot 47. Jacob Blair added a 50 and James Grilliot shot 62.
SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers defeated Botkins 180-221 Monday.
Tyler Lachey was medalist with a 41, Sam Dean shot 44, Zach Scott shot 47 and Tyler Scott shot 48. Ryan Schmidt added a 50 and Adam Vanderhorst shot 54.
* Girls Golf
FAIRBORN — Troy’s girls golf team finished fourth at the Skyhawk Invitational Monday, shooting a team round of 347.
“It was a great score, and I’m very proud of the girls,” Troy coach Tom Mercer said. “This was the first time we’ve had three girls in the 80s at an 18-hole tournament. I was very pleased with that.”
Caitlin Dowling shot an 81 to lead the Trojans, Caroline Elsass-Smith shot 84 and LeeAnn Black shot 89. Ali Helman capped off the scoring with a 93, while Hannah Wright and McKenzie Pruitt both shot 110.
Centerville won the tournament with 319, Springboro was second with 327 and Chaminade Julienne was third with 339.
Troy travels to Greenville today.