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GREENVILLE â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity tennis team ran into a deep Greenville Green Wave squad Tuesday in non-league match. The Redskins fell 4-1 to Greenville.
Redskin senior Makenzie Klock dispatched of Greenville freshman Sophia Navas-Davis in straight sets. She blanked the freshman 6-0 in the first set and then continued her domination in the second set 6-2 in a match-up of first singles opponents.
On the next court, Redskin senior Shelby Gillespie challenged Green Wave senior Meredith Miles in the first set before falling 6-4. After using her energy to challenge the Greenville second singles player in the first set, she fell 6-1 in the second set for a straight set sweep.
Wapakonetaâ€™s Annie Harrod, who is the third singles player, struggled to get on track against her opponent. The junior fell, 6-3, 6-1 to Greenvilleâ€™s sophomore player M. Borgerding.
The second doubles team provided some excitement as their second set went into extra play. After Redskin junior Chloe Veit and freshman Chloe Veit took the Greenville tandem of P. Destanfo and A. Medley to 6-4 set in the first round of play, they fell 7-6 in the second set.
Wapakoneta junior Katie Martin and freshman Kirsten Wellons fell to the more experienced squad of Greenville senior Nicole Leis and junior Kirby Lantz in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.
Redskin varsity coach Mike Klockâ€™s squad now sports a record of 6-6 on the season.
Trojans top Hornets
BOTKINS â€” Botkins blanked Cory-Rawson 4-0 to improve to 5-7 on the year.
Michaela Kramer scored on a direct kick at 20:38 into the first half after a Cory-Rawson foul.
The Trojans then went scoreless until the second half when Caitlin Lane scored at 35:02. Lane scored again at 28:34 off of an assist by Riley Luthman.
Hannah Koch headed in another Kramer direct kick to score the fourth goal for Botkins with 4:51 to play in the game.
Botkins had 13 shots on goal.
Keeper Jennifer Rupersburg had one goalie save as well as Luthman who came through with a save on defense.
Cory-Rawson had 2 shots on goal.
Botkins blanks C-R
MT. CORY â€” The Botkins boys soccer team posted a 5-0 victory Tuesday night against Cory Rawson.
The Trojans were led by senior forward Ethan Zimpfer, who found the back of the net four times. The Trojansâ€™ other goal was scored by freshman Tyler VanGundy. Junior Andy Egbert dished out one assist on the evening.
Freshman Christian Hoskins recorded two keeper saves between the pipes.
The Trojans will be back in action Monday at Botkins Park against Franklin Monroe.
Wapak clips Cavs
SIDNEY â€” Wapakoneta bested Coldwater 201-213 Thursday at the Shelby County Elks.
Wapak is now 7-8. Coldwater is 11-4.
Co-medalists were Wapakâ€™s Courtney Knippen and Coldwaterâ€™s Kelsey Koesters with 44â€™s
Rounding out the Redskin scoring were Shelby Kohler (51), Hannah Smith (52) and Zoe Rayburn (54).
â€śWe did pretty good tonight considering we havenâ€™t been able to practice since last Friday,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śWith the rain yesterday, it was kind of like a cold start Monday today (even though it is Tuesday) and Mondayâ€™s havenâ€™t been the best for us this season.
â€śWe scored just under our team average for this season and a win is a win.â€ť
Wapak will be back in action on Friday morning at 9 at the Wapakoneta Country Club for the WBL tournament.
Wapak bests Kenton
The Redskins finished up WBL play by beating Kenton at home, 179-198. Wapak will play in the WBL tournament on Thursday at Pike Run in Ottawa.
â€śIâ€™m happy we won the match,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śBut our guys need to play lower on a more consistent basis.
â€śWe have to avoid the big number holes. We had quite a few doubles and triples out there tonight. We have to avoid those on Thursday.â€ť
Freshman Drew Wayman was medalist with a 40. In the WBL matches this year, the Redskins had a medalist seven out of the nine matches.
Caleb Acheson carded a 45. Aaron Johnson, Josh Apple and Marshall Gerlach all turned in 47â€™s. And Bobby Crow shot a 52.
Wapak is 5-4 and Kenton 0-9 in WBL play.
W-G third in quad
The Tigers shot a 208 to place third in an NWCC quad match at Cherokee Hills.
Riverside won with a 163. Perry shot a 187. And Marion Catholic was fourth with a 213.
For the Tigers, Justus Ball posted a 46, Eric Shaner a 49, Ryan Agnew a 54 and Garrett Hauenstein a 59.
Kalida edges Wapak
KALIDA â€” Wapak was defeated by Kalida 3-2.
Down 0-2, Wapak fought back and took it to a fifth set where the Redskins fell short by two points.
Krissy Stienbaugh led the Redskins with 21 kill. Amber Dickinson had 31 digs. And Nicole Brown had 53 assists.
â€ś[The girls] showed great character tonight,â€ť Wapak coach Keith Rambin said.