Sectional tennis continues today
by John Stegeman, PDT Sports Editor
PDT Sports Report
The Division II Girls Tennis Southeast Sectional Tournament took place at Portsmouth High School Wednesday afternoon and evening and two area singles players advanced to the final eight while three doubles teams made the cut for tomorrow’s doubles final eight.
Ali Miller of Portsmouth defeated Valley’s Kali Mayo 6-0, 6-0 and then Logan Elm’s Brittany Marshall 6-0, 6-0 to advance to play Melina Wise of Washington Court House today.
Beatriz Hernandez defeated Valley’s MacKenzie Rowe 6-3, 6-1 and then Wheelersburg’s Jessi Wright to reach today’s round against Sarah Nester.
On the doubles side, the Notre Dame duo of Katie O’Neill and Jessica Schmidt defeated Jackson-Newell of Jackson and Houser-Coats of Unioto to advance to today’s match against Portsmouth’s team of Sarah and Allison Raies.
Sarah and Allison Raies reached their match with O’Neill and Schmidt by beating the Ironton duo of Thomas and Field 6-1, 6-0 and the Wheelersburg duo of Fraulini and Tilley 6-2, 7-5.
Waverly’s SheridanMcLean and Madison Patrick advanced to today’s match against Marietta’s team of Ferguson-Miller by defeating Miami Trace’s team of Schwenk-Noble 6-2, 6-0 and Circleville’s team of Overly-Reetz 6-0, 6-0.
Six qualifiers will advance to the District tournament in Athens Oct. 13.
East def. Ironton St. Joe 25-13, 25-20, 25-16
East volleyball picked up its second win of the season sweeping Ironton St. Joseph Wednesday evening.
Brookelyn Newell had 25 points, 11 aces, five digs and five assists for the Lady Tartans while teammate Jessie Monroe had 15 points serving, five aces, seven kills and six digs.
Alexis Osborne picked up 10 points serving while teammate Courtney Melton had 13 points, five aces, five assists and five digs.
Maddy Lindamood had four points serving, one ace, nine kills, four digs and three blocks.
Tiffany Craft had seven points serving, one ace, nine kills, two digs and three blocks.
“It was a total team effort and I am proud of them,” East coach Dan Stanley said. “They continue to work hard.”
East will host a Volley for the Cure game against Eastern today.
East 25 25 25
St. Joe 13 20 16
Northwest def. Minford 17-25, 23-25, 29-27, 26-24, 15-9
Northwest traveled to Minford for the teams’ Spike Out Cancer game and came home winners in a five-set battle.
Haleigh Vastine had 18 kills, six digs and five points for the Lady Mohawks while teammate Rachel Jenkins had 11 kills two blocks and nine points.
Melanie Smalley had eight kills, and 20 digs while her Northwest teammate Ashley Riley had six kills, 14 digs and 15 points.
Megan Lynn had 14 ppints and 13 digs while teammate Kalyn Mitchell had 10 points. Darby Jenkins added four kills and nine digs for the Lady Mohawks.
Northwest moves to 9-7 overall and 7-5 in the SOC and will host West today.
Northwest 17 23 29 26 15
Minford 25 25 27 24 9
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