HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
SPRINGBORO 5, FAIRBORN 0: Springboro (6-0, 3-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South) is the no. 1 team in the Miami Valley, and state ranked. Fairborn (0-6, 0-3) is still looking that elusive first win. It will not get any easier as they go on the road today to Centerville to play the Miami Valley’s second-ranked team. The first doubles team of seniors, Teddy Morton and Kristian Shultz gave a great effort tonight against a very fine Springboro team and were in the match all the way, but lost 7-5, 6-3. The other results were: First singles: Zach Berry over Jon Long 6-1, 6-0; Second Singles: Michaell Beatty over Long Nguyen 6-0, 6-0; and third singles Jack Diehl over Spencer Neuman 6-0, 6-0. The second doubles results were: Eshun Bhut/Austin Ingram over G. Demirkairan/Nhat Mai 6-2,6-1.
LEBANON 5, FAIRBORN 0: Fairborn lost to Lebanon, on Tuesday, but it was a hard-fought match with many close games and long matches. The scores against Lebanon are: First singles - Chris Raikes of Lebanon over Jon Long, 6-1, 6-3; second singles - Ben Framer over Long Nguyen, 6-4, 7-6(7-5); third singles - James Hof over Robert Floyd, 6-0, 6-0. In Doubles at no. 1, it was Lebanon’s team of Billy Nuss/Daniel Randolph over Kristian Shultz 5-7, 7-6(7-4), 6-4; second doubles saw Kyle Kempf/Braden Zsembik over Nhat Mai/Spencer Neuman 6-2,6-3.
BELLBROOK 4, GERMANTOWN VALLEY VIEW 1: Bellbrook (5-2, 3-2 Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division) claimed three singles wins and a first doubles win, Tuesday, in a match with Valley View. Wyatt Heinz defeated Christian Smith 6-0, 6-2 at first singles; Alex Boardman needed three sets to defeat the Spartans’ Isaac Stamper 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-2; and Daniel Ketchen claimed a 7-5, 6-0 win over Valley View’s third singles player, Jared Brown.
In doubles, the Dang-Baker tandem defeated Valley View’s Lemke-Fullmer duo, 6-2, 6-1 at first doubles. The Spartans’ Nolte-Warner pair then won in straight sets over Bellbrook’s Thakore and McNamee, 6-2, 6-1.
On Monday, Bellbrook was eliminated from the state high school team tennis tournament 5-0 by a strong Cincinnati Country Day team.
XENIA CHRISTIAN 4, DAYTON CHRISTIAN 1: The Xenia Christian Ambassadors tennis team hosted Dayton Christian in a boys tennis match played Tuesday on Xenia’s Fairgrounds courts.
At first singles, Jesse Holloway (XC) defeated Brendan Fortner 6-3, 6-2; at second singles Mary Pangalangan (DC) defeated Rosie Thompson 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; and at third singles, Thomas Donaldson (XC) defeated Solomon West 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
At first doubles, Michael Bricker and Madison Sullivan (XC) defeated Hunter Gnzarto and Paul Hodge 6-2, 6-4; and at second doubles, Jordan Freeman and Preston Surls (XC) defeated Andrew Lupinek and Micah Withers 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
With the win Xenia Christian improves to 5-3 and moves ahead of DC into second place in the Metro Buckeye Conference. Dayton Christian is now 5-4. For their next match the Ambassadors host Yellow Springs today in another Metro Buckeye Conference matchup.
VALLEY VIEW 4, XENIA CHRISTIAN 1: The Xenia Christian Ambassadors hosted Valley View in a boys tennis match, Monday at the Fairgrounds courts in Xenia.
The Ambassadors (4-3) lone win came at first singles where Jesse Holloway defeated Christian Smith in a hard fought three hour match by the scores of 3-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-5. At second singles, Valley View’s Isaac Stamper defeated Rosie Thompson 6-1, 6-1 and at third singles Jared Brown defeated XC’s Matthew Entner 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
At first doubles AJ Lemke and Karson Fullmer of Valley View (11-2) defeated Michael Bricker and Madison Sullivan 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-2) and at second doubles Justin Warner and Casper Nolte defeated Jordan Freeman and Preston Surls 6-1, 6-3.
CEDARVILLE 3, SOUTHEASTERN 2: An ace performance by Josh Wilson spurred the Indians to a 3-2 win in seven innings over Southeastern on Monday at Cedarville Park. Wilson kept contact to a minimum, striking out 13 Southeastern batters and allowing no earned runs on two hits and two walks in seven innings.
Jed Fulmer boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to pace the Indians. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.
Southeastern jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the third inning, but the Indians scored three runs in the fifth on a two-run double by Ryan Arnette and an RBI single by Jacob Gannon.
OHSFCA All Star game this Saturday
DAYTON — The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association will be hosting its annual All Star game this Saturday at Welcome Stadium where 144 of the top high school football players in Ohio will be playing in two games. The Division IV-VII game begins at 11 a.m. and the Division I-III game starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 and include admission to both games. Kids get in for $5 if they’re wearing a peewee jersey.
Xenia High School players Tyler Campbell and Tyler Steward will be on the South team in the Division I-III game.
TROY 8, WARNER 0: Warner Middle School lost at home to the Troy Grey team by a score of 8-0.
Warren Mahar pitched well in a losing effort with 5 strikeouts and a base hit. Logan Bilbrey came in for relief, and struck out four batters. Darren Popp and Trevor Sheppard each had a single.