SOC tennis tournament held at SSU


Waverly’s Entler takes home singles title; Wheelersburg’s Gill, Sommer claim doubles title

By Jacob Smith - jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com



(L-R) Waverly’s Hope Wilburn and Kayla Barker and Wheelersburg’s Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer were named to the SOC first team for doubles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament.

(L-R) Waverly’s Hope Wilburn and Kayla Barker and Wheelersburg’s Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer were named to the SOC first team for doubles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament.


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(L-R) Waverly’s McKenzie Penrod, Waverly’s Alli Entler, Wheelersburg’s Cadie Jenkins, and Notre Dame’s Isabel Cassidy were named to the SOC first team for singles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament.


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PORTSMOUTH – Beginning Tuesday, the Southern Ohio Conference hosted their annual SOC girls tennis tournament for member schools with a girls tennis team. Shawnee State University’s Dr. William E. Dahler Tennis Center was the host for this year’s SOC girls tennis tournament.

It was all-Waverly singles final that saw senior Alli Entler and fellow senior Tiger McKenzie Penrod play in straight sets in the finals of the SOC singles tournament. With a 6-3 first set win and a 5-1 lead on match point, Entler unfortunately twisted her ankle causing play to cease and ending the match with both Tigers agreeing it were best to not finish.

To reach the singles final, Entler defeated Wheelersburg’s Cadie Jenkins in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) and Penrod defeated Notre Dame’s Isabel Cassidy in straight sets (6-1, 6-4). Entler, Jenkins, Penrod, and Cassidy were all named All-SOC first team for their play in singles this week.

In the doubles final, it was Wheelersburg’s Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer taking home their second straight SOC doubles title over Waverly’s Hope Wilburn and Kayla Barker in straight sets (6-0, 6-0). Gill, Sommer, Wilburn, and Barker were named All-SOC first team in doubles by each respectively reaching the finals.

All competitors in singles and doubles will reconvene for the 2019 Southeast District sectional tournament next week beginning Tuesday at Portsmouth High School and Shawnee State University’s Dr. William E. Dahler Tennis Center.

Singles

1st Round

Hamm (Wheelersburg) d. Jarrell (Minford) 6-2, 7-6

Kinney (Minford) d. Gahm (Valley) 6-1, 6-1

Jenkins (Wheelersburg) d. Holtgrew (Notre Dame) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Beckley (Minford) d. Wheeler (Notre Dame) 6-2, 4-6, 10-3

Penrod (Waverly) d. Egbert (Valley) 6-0, 6-2

Shiland (Waverly) d. Kataria (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 6-2

Cassidy (Notre Dame) d. Elliot (Valley) 6-0, 6-0

Quarterfinals

Entler (Waverly) d. Hamm (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 2-0 (ret.)

Jenkins (Wheelersburg) d. Kinney (Minford) 6-1, 6-1

Penrod (Waverly) d. Beckley (Minford) 6-4, 6-2

Cassidy (Notre Dame) d. Shiland (Waverly) 6-0, 6-3

Semifinals

Entler (Waverly) d. Jenkins (Wheelersburg) 6-2, 6-0

Penrod (Waverly) d. Cassidy (Notre Dame) 6-1, 6-4

Finals

Entler (Waverly) d. Penrod (Waverly)

Doubles

1st Round

Prater, Akers (Minford) d. Howard, Williams (Valley) 6-0, 6-0

Stevens, Tacket (Valley) d. …, Warren (Minford) 1-6, 6-3, 12-0

Quarterfinals

Gill, Sommer (Wheelersburg) d. Prater, Akers (Minford) 6-0, 6-0

Nelson, Sutter (Notre Dame) d. Smith, Thomas (Waverly) 6-4, 6-1

Wilburn, Barker (Waverly) d. Stevens, Tackett (Valley) 6-2, 6-3

Hamilton, Walker (Wheelersburg) d. Boland, Breckett (Notre Dame) 6-3, 7-6(5)

Semifinals

Gill, Sommer (Wheelersburg) d. Nelson, Sutter (Notre Dame) 6-3, 6-1

Wilburn, Barker (Waverly) d. Hamilton, Walker (Wheelersburg) 6-4, 6-3

Finals

Gill, Sommer (Wheelersburg) d. Wilburn, Barker (Waverly) 6-0, 6-0

(L-R) Waverly’s Hope Wilburn and Kayla Barker and Wheelersburg’s Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer were named to the SOC first team for doubles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/09/web1_Doubles-All-Socc.jpeg(L-R) Waverly’s Hope Wilburn and Kayla Barker and Wheelersburg’s Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer were named to the SOC first team for doubles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament. Submitted photo

(L-R) Waverly’s McKenzie Penrod, Waverly’s Alli Entler, Wheelersburg’s Cadie Jenkins, and Notre Dame’s Isabel Cassidy were named to the SOC first team for singles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/09/web1_Singles-All-SOC.jpeg(L-R) Waverly’s McKenzie Penrod, Waverly’s Alli Entler, Wheelersburg’s Cadie Jenkins, and Notre Dame’s Isabel Cassidy were named to the SOC first team for singles for the 2019 girls tennis tournament. Submitted photo
Waverly’s Entler takes home singles title; Wheelersburg’s Gill, Sommer claim doubles title

By Jacob Smith

jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved

Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved