TIPP CITY — The Milton-Union tennis team faced a lot of quality competition at the Schroeder Tennis Center Invitational Saturday, winning one individual championship and tying with Celina for first place overall with 31 points.
Ashley Wombold finished first place at third singles for the Bulldogs. She knocked off Carroll’s Rose Jenkins 8-0 and Northwestern’s Hannah Miller 8-4 before defeating Kenton Ridge’s Cassandra Freshour 8-6 in the championship round.
Brooke Falb and Claire Fetters both turned in runner-up finishes. Falb, at first singles, defeated Kenton Ridge’s Ashley Wallace 9-8 and Celina’s Maddy Cline 8-0 before falling to Carroll’s Jillian Milano 8-2. And Fetters defeated Catholic Central’s Toni McFadden and Kenton Ridge’s Hannah Zawada 8-4 before falling to Carroll’s Carli Milano 8-0.
The first doubles team of Lizzie Fetters and Maggie Gooslin finished third. They defeated Wayne 8-4, lost to Celina 8-5 and defeated St. Marys 8-2.
The second doubles team of Heather Reynolds and Anna Brown finished sixth. They lost to Celina 8-4, defeated Kenton Ridge 8-4 and lost to Northwestern 8-5.
“This was a very balanced tournament,” Milton-Union coach Sharon Paul said. “Any of the top four teams could have won. Each team has strengths at certain positions, and if the top four played a dual round-robin tournament, we would not necessarily finish in this order. It was fun for the players to go down to the wire knowing that several teams had a chance and that second doubles was going to decide it all.
“Of the teams here, we only play Kenton Ridge in the regular season, so it was nice for the girls to see some players from teams out of our area or division.”
* Girls Soccer
TC 10, NT 0
TROY — After losing their top two goal scorers from last season, the Troy Christian Eagles began the new season wondering where the goals would come from.
They appear to be on their way to figuring that out, as the Eagles (1-0) shelled National Trail 10-0 in the season opener on Saturday.
“We lost Morgan Haddad and Jordanne Varvel, who had 26 and 23 goals,” Troy Christian coach Brian Peters said. “We’ll have to make that up somehow. We’ll have to figure that out.”
Meredith Haddad, Lauren Peters, Maddie Rench and Nicole Murphy all scored for Troy Christian, while Karli Riviello pitched a shutout in goal.
“We didn’t have a preseason win — for the first time in four years,” Peters said. “We made some major structural and personnel changes to the lineup, and the girls are still getting used to what we want them to do.”
Troy Christian hosts Newton Monday.