Girls Varsity Tennis · Chieftaine netters fall at home to Jonathan Alder


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The Bellefontaine Girls Tennis fell to Jonathan Alder 1 to 4 Monday nighr. “We had been shut out by Alder earlier this season,” commented Coach Stein.”We had to adjust our doubles teams as Na Lin was ill today. Leanna Brown stepped in to play with Taryn Mullins and we teamed up Meng Wang with Gracie Middaugh. Alder has a really nice 1st doubles team, which made our job a bit tougher with the adjusted line up.”
In 1st singles action Courtney Sims battled from a set down to beat Maddy Grove 2 – 6, 6 – 4, and 15 – 13 in the deciding tiebreak. “This was a great win for Courtney as she had lost to Maddy earlier this season in straight sets. That tiebreak score of 15 – 13 breaks a school record for the longest tiebreak which was set in 1984 by Kathy Runkle at 13 – 11.”
Samantha Starkey fell 1 – 6, 2 – 6 to Chloe Sullivan at 2nd singles, while Mia Neer lost to Georgie Wheeler 4 – 6, 2 – 6.
In doubles action, Meng Wang and Gracie Middaugh lost to Abigail and Eliza Watkins1 – 6, 0 – 6. “The Watkins sisters were district qualifiers last year and were a tough team for Meng and Gracie to play their first match together against.” At 2nd doubles Taryn Mullins and Leanna Brown fell to Ali Craig and Brooklyn Banks 3 – 6, 0 – 6. “Taryn sprained her ankle in the last 2 games of the first set. She was able to finish the match, but the injury hampered her movement in a tight first set and through the second set. We are hopeful she’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”
The Chiefs are now 5 and 7 overall and 3 and 4 in the CBC. Alder moves to 4 and 2 in the league. Bellefontaine host Kenton Ridge Tuesday.