Lady ’Cane tennis wins ‘Showcase’ event


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MASON — In the first OHSAA match played during the Western & Southern Open professional tennis tournamen at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, Wilmington defeated Mt. Vernon 5-0 in the Ohio High School Showcase.

While semi-final play was underway on Center Court, Wilmington was running on all cylinders, winning in straight sets on four courts, while Sophie Reed pulled out a tight win in a third set tiebreaker (7-3) by winning the last four points of the match.

“This was by far our best performance of the year,” said WHS coach Doug Cooper. “Mt. Vernon is a quality program. They play good tennis. We had a dream day. While thousands of patrons were passing by while arriving through the North Gate to attend the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open, our kids were calm and confident.”

In the other Ohio High School Showcase match, Perry defeated Toledo Notre Dame Academy 3-1.

Wilmington moves to 3-2 on the year and resumes SCOL play at home Tuesday when they host Miami Trace.

SUMMARY

August 20, 2016

High School Showcase At Western & Southern Open

@Lindner Family Tennis Center, Courts 5-8

Wilmington 5, Mt. Vernon 0

Singles

• Veronica Ilg 12 (W) def Shannon Powers 6-2, 6-2

• Sophie Reed 11 (W) def Hannah Baldwin 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3)

• Brooklyn Nielsen 10 (W) def Kristyn Conrad 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

• Allie Kees 9/Katie Schroeder 12 (W) def Mary Harris/Kelsey Plasse 6-4, 7-5

• Kalista Adkins 12/Emily Davis 12 (W) def Kaylee Burke/Stephanie Sant 6-1, 6-2

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