By Josh Brown
TROY — The Troy tennis team may have been gearing up for the future, a postseason run, to start the week.
But Tuesday, the Trojans had plenty of reason to celebrate in the moment.
On Monday, the Trojans played a tuneup match at the upcoming Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament’s site, falling 4-1 at host Centerville. Tuesday, though, the Trojans hosted the Sidney Yellowjackets in the final GWOC North Division regular season match, winning 4-1 on Senior Night to claim the division title outright.
“It was a great win on Senior Night to clinch the outright GWOC North championship,” Troy tennis coach Mark Goldner said. “Our two seniors, the first doubles team of Zoey Scancarello and Sierra Verstraten, came through with a big 6-1, 6-0 victory on their day.”
Scancarello and Verstraten defeated Hannah Brown and Kathryn Saunders 6-1, 6-0 at first doubles, and at second doubles, Meredith Pruitt and Katie Sherrick defeated Naomi Riegel and Auanna Edens 6-1, 6-0. At first singles, Hannah Essick defeated Desire Newton 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Maggie Hennessy defeated Marie Butts 6-2, 6-0.
At third singles, Ashley Bruns lost to Madison Frank 6-4, 6-1.
On Monday against Centerville, Essick picked up Troy’s victory at first singles, winning 6-3, 6-3.
At second singles, Hennessy lost 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. At third singles, Bruns lost 6-4, 6-2. At first doubles, Scancarello and Verstraten lost 6-2, 6-0. At second doubles, Jackie Fulker and Sherrick lost 6-1, 6-3.
Tuesday victory made Troy 12-5 overall and 4-0 in the GWOC North. Troy hosts Lebanon Wednesday.
Lehman 3, Northridge 2
DAYTON — Lehman won its second straight match Monday, defeating Northridge 3-2.
At first singles, Diana Gibson won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Sarah Gibson won 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, Alex Read won 6-2, 6-1.
At first doubles, Emma Simpson and Melanie Bruner lost 6-0, 6-1. At second doubles, Alison Briggs and Ann Pennaparra lost 6-1, 6-2.
CJ 5, Tipp 0
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Red Devils were defeated in the semifinals of the OTCA State Team Tournament Monday, falling 5-0 to Chaminade Julienne.
At first singles, Kennedy Reeder lost 6-2, 6-2. At second singles, Ladia Coning lost 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, A. Kueterman lost 6-0, 6-1. At first doubles, Ali Merrick and Sophia McDowell lost 6-1, 6-2. At second doubles, Jordan Jones and Victoria Nordquist lost 6-1, 6-0.
* Girls Golf
Troy 179, Fairmont 200
TROY — The Troy girls golf team seems to be crusing right now.
Before Wednesday’s chance to wrap up an undefeated Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division regular season run, though, the Trojans (7-2, 2-0 GWOC North) took care of business Monday at Miami Shores against Fairmont, winning 179-200.
“We played pretty well today, and we had five scores under 50 again,” Troy girls golf coach Matt Wibbeler said. “Hannah Wright put a really good round together. Hopefully she starts going that direction the rest of the year.”
Natalie Henson and LeeAnn Black led the Trojans with 43s, while Wright shot a 45. Ali Helman added a 48, McKenzie Pruitt shot 49 and Melanie Henson shot 57.
“We’ve had four or five scores under 50 for the last four or five matches or so, and that’s a good sign heading into this time of year,” Wibbeler said.
Troy hosts Piqua Wednesday at Miami Shores.
Tipp 175, ME 188
ST. PARIS — Miami East shot its second-best round of the season Monday night, but in the end the visiting Tippecanoe Red Devils left Lakeland Golf Course with a 175-188 victory.
Taylor Hudson shot 43 and Ally Chitwood shot 45 to lead Tippecanoe, Tori Merrick shot 45, Sammie Rowland shot 46, Lydia Steuve shot 53 and Emily Doll shot 56.
Kiera Fellers was medalist with a 42 for the Vikings, Haley Howard shot a career-best 45, Maggie Bergman shot 50, Megan Thompson shot 51, Megan Pettit shot 53 and Emily Rowley shot 60.
Arcanum 210, Covington 211
PIQUA — Three Covington Buccaneers shot their best rounds of the year, but Arcanum got a season-best from its top golfer, as well, and held off Covington for a 210-211 Cross County Conference win Monday at Echo Hills.
Addison Metz (47), Megan Alexander (52) and Emily Thompson (57) all shot their season bests for the Buccs. Sydney Blanton added a 52, Kelsey McReynolds shot 61 and Noelle Gast shot 67.
“Overall, I am so proud of our girls’ effort tonight,” Covington coach Adam Sweigart said. “We have been stuck in the 220s, and we had a great effort from everyone. It was such a different contest compared to playing them earlier this year.”
* Boys Golf
Troy 154, Sidney 181
SIDNEY — Troy Moore got rolling again, Holden Scribner followed up his 18-hole tournament victory on Saturday with yet another strong showing and the Troy boys golf team (7-1, 2-1 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division) posted an easy victory over division foe Sidney, 154-181 on the road.
Moore led the Trojans with a 2-under 34, while Scribner shot an even-par 36. Nate Uhlenbrock and Austin Rank added 42s, Keaton Pfeifer shot 46 and Jack Johnston — the 10th player to see time on varsity for the Trojans this season — shot 48.
“Troy (Moore) was a little frustrated after not cashing in an eagle on the first hole, so he eagled the second hole and then birdied the hardest hole on the course to finish the round,” Troy boys golf coach Mark Evilsizor said. “It was a nice way to finish the round, and this is a good time of year to get hot. Hopefully he can keep this going in the right direction.
“Holden was 2-under at one point today, and he continues to play well. Add in two 42s, and it was a solid round for us all around. The kids played well today, and we were one off our best round of the year.”
Troy travels to Piqua Thursday to finish regular season play in the GWOC North.
Newton 166, TC 249
WEST MILTON — The Newton Indians had another solid day at Stillwater Ridge Monday, defeating visiting Troy Christian 166-249.
Brock Jamison was medalist for Newton with a 38, Wade Ferrell and Chet Jamison both shot 41s, Drew Theising shot 46 and Milan Bess and Grant Bayer shot 49s.
For Troy Christian, Robby Lybarger shot 58, Sean Burr shot 60, Kyle Ward shot 62, Joey Hall shot 69 and Andrew Newcomer shot 70.
M-U 182, TCN 186
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs got one of their two best scores of the day from the last group in, holding off visiting Tri-County North 182-186 Monday.
Parker Puthoff and Hayden Davidson both shot 42 to lead the Bulldogs and Phil and Nick Brumbaugh both shot 49 to cap the scoring. Aaron Brown added a 50 and Grayson Galentine shot 51 to edge the Panthers.
Zach Tincher was medalist for Tri-County North with a 38, but a 57 for the fourth score helped the Bulldogs hold on.
* Boys Soccer
Tipp 4, Greenon 1
ENON — Tippecanoe’s boys soccer team gave up its first goal of the season Monday night.
The Red Devils also matched their own season-high total for one game as Peyton Smith scored a pair for the second straight match and Tippecanoe won its fifth straight to start the year, 4-1 at Greenon.
“We got up 2-0 real quick, the we made a mistake on attack and they got one,” Tippecanoe coach Scott Downing said. “We had about a five-minute spell where we struggled to score, and we panicked in the back a little. But we regained control pretty quickly.
“We possessed the ball really well all night and dominated possession. We just get to the point where we struggle to score sometimes.”
Smith scored an unassisted goal to start the game then added a second off of an assist from Wade Timmer — who had a hand in three of Tippecanoe’s scores. Adam Grieshop then finished off a corner kick by Timmer with a header to give the Devils a two-goal lead, and finally Timmer added an insurance goal unassisted.
“Wade was really good tonight. He was really dangerous,” Downing said. “He put in about seven or eight really good opportunities to score in the second half alone.”
Tippecanoe hosts Northwestern Wednesday before a solid home matchup Saturday against Indian Hill.
* Girls Soccer
Tipp 7, Greenon 0
TIPP CITY — Hunter McKinney had a hat trick Monday as the Tippecanoe girls soccer team improved to 5-0-1 on the season with a 7-0 victory over the visiting Greenon Knights.
Lexi Blair added a goal and an assist, Lauren Weimer, Lauren Lester and Allie Wasson each had a goal, Holly Bernhold had two assists and Lexi Polansky and Katie Kramer each had one assist.
Tippecane travels to Northwestern Wednesday.
Contact Josh Brown at (937) 552-2132, or follow @TroyDailySports on Twitter.
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