BLANCHESTER — The Blanchester tennis team opened its 2016 season Monday with a 5-0 loss to New Richmond on the BHS courts.
Blanchester has six new starters among the seven lineup slots while New Richmond returns all seven starters, BHS coach Scott Shepard said.
New Richmond is the defending Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference American Division champion.
“All in all, we are extremely pleased,” Shepard said. “We gained valuable match experience.”
Matt Burden and Jacob Miller lost in the first two singles positions for Blanchester but Shepard said “both Matt and Jacob lost to extremely talented and experienced players.”
March 28, 2016
@Blanchester High School
New Richmond 5 Blanchester 0
• Matt Burden was def by Angus Matthews 2-6, 0-6
• Jacob Miller was def by Joel Bird 1-6, 1-6
• Nick Grogg was def by Carter Light 0-6, 1-6
• Wesley Mitchell, Kayla Dugger were def by Chase Heflin, Joe Maxwell 1-6, 1-6
• Tomas Oldham, Jed Turpin were def by Daniel Weiskither, Emerson White 0-6, 2-6