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HIGH SCHOOL

TENNIS

Skyhawks lose in home opener

After nearly a week of bad weather had forced cancellation of matches and practices, the Fairborn Boy’s tennis team returned to action on Tuesday night as they hosted Miamisburg in their home opener for the 2016 season. First singles star Nhat Mai remained undefeated on the season, but it was not enough to pull out the team win as the Skyhawks fell 3-2 on a sunny but chilly night at the Fairborn Community Park courts.

Mai cruised at no. 1 singles 6-1 and 6-1 to earn the first point of the night. But before Austin Lewis and Johnny Ngo walked off with their first win of the season at no. 2 doubles by the scores of 7-5 and 6-3, the remaining Skyhawks had gone down in defeat.

Robert Floyd (second singles) and Caleb Arthur (third singles) fell by identical 0-6, 0-6 scores.

The Skyhawks showed some hope at first doubles where Alex Cao and Tyler Fillback lost a tough first set 4-6, but Miamisburg pulled out the second set 6-1 for the win and earned their team the 3-2 overall victory.

“Once again Nhat Mai played an excellent match and really never let his opponent get into the match at no. 1 singles. It has been a pleasure to watch his growth and development the last three years. He has so much fun and works so hard to do well. And that enthusiasm has rubbed off on his teammates as well.” commented coach Doug Coy.

“I was also happy to see Austin and Johnny pull out the win at second doubles. They have worked so hard in practice, and come so close in their earlier matches this season. Tonight they found a new level of confidence on the courts and they also really enjoyed themselves out there. It was really fun to watch them play, and to see the joy they expressed when they did well.”

SOFTBALL

Rams fall to Northeastern

SPRINGFIELD — Makenna Edwards went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, Brianna Seigfried got on base with a walk, and Bryce Ratliff doubled in Greeneview’s 5-0 loss on Tuesday to Springfield Northeastern.

Warriors blank Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Lebanon batters tagged Fairborn pitching for 15 hits in a 10-0 run-ruled win on Tuesday. Kirsten George had the Skyhawks’ lone hit.

BASEBALL

Xenia defeats West Carrollton

WEST CARROLLTON — Muddy playing conditions in Xenia moved Tuesday’s game to West Carrollton, and the host Pirates dominated play for an 11-2 West Carrollton win. No statistics were reported. Xenia is now 2-4 overall, 0-3 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s South Division. The Buccaneers have now lost four straight games after starting out the year 2-0.

The two teams were scheduled to try playing again Wednesday night in Xenia. Xenia will then play at South Charleston Southeastern at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HELP WANTED

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Middle School is looking for Volleyball Coaches for the 7th and 8th grade for this Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

BASEBALL

Troy sinks FMS

TROY — Fairborn jumped out to a 1-0 lead, scoring in the top of the second of Tuesday’s game, but the Skyhawkscollected 2 hits and 1 run off of Troy pitching. Troy brought out the bats in the fourth and with a few big hits combined with a few errors, pulled away to go on to win 11-1 in five innings.

Nate Fasnacht and Logan Wright collected Fairborn’s two hits. Garison Secrest pitched three innings, giving up no earned runs (three unearned). Logan Wright and Nate Fasnacht each pitched one inning, with each giving up three earned runs and one unearned.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

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