MT tennis beats Blue Lions, 5-0


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@civitasmedia.com



Miami Trace’s Juan Diego Navas is about to hit a return during his first singles match against Washington’s Kenny Upthegrove Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Miami Trace High School.


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Washington’s Kenny Upthegrove hits the shot during a first singles match against Juan Diego Navas at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Ely Schritzinger follows through on his shot during a third singles match against Washington’s Grant Kuhlwein Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at MTHS.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington’s Grant Kuhlwein sends the ball back across the net during a third singles match against the Panthers’ Ely Schirtzinger at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

On a beautiful, sunny mid-April afternoon, the Miami Trace Panthers welcomed the Washington Blue Lions for a varsity tennis match in SCOL play.

Miami Trace won the match, five courts to zero.

At first singles, Juan Diego Navas defeated Kenny Upthegrove, 6-3, 6-0.

At second singles, Seth Leach beat Jordan Behm, 6-1, 6-1.

Rounding out singles play, Ely Schritzinger defeated Grant Kuhlwein at third singles, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

On the doubles courts, at first doubles, Matt Fender and Thomas Bondi beat Grant Mustain and Madalyn Wayne, 6-4, 6-2.

At second doubles, Johnathan Allen and Adam Ginn defeated Jack Luebbe and Max Schroeder, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

In a j-v doubles match, Miami Trace’s Todd Peterson and Nathan Taylor defeated Tony Kuenzli and Sam Schroeder, 8-3.

“I could not be more proud of the way my boys performed on the courts with determination, drive and grit,” Miami Trace head coach Mitch Augenstein said. “They played hard every point and every game was earned against a solid rival team.

“(Washington) bested us 3-2 and 3-2 both times last year,” Augenstein said. “So, we were looking to take the country rivalry back.”

Miami Trace has now won four matches in a row, the last three by a 5-0 score.

The Panthers will play in the River Valley tournament Saturday and be at home to take on SCOL opponent Chillicothe Monday at 4:30 p.m.

The Blue Lions are at Waverly Friday and at Clinton-Massie Monday.

Miami Trace’s Juan Diego Navas is about to hit a return during his first singles match against Washington’s Kenny Upthegrove Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Miami Trace High School.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_Juan-Diego-Navas-MT-tennis-4-12-2017.jpgMiami Trace’s Juan Diego Navas is about to hit a return during his first singles match against Washington’s Kenny Upthegrove Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Miami Trace High School. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington’s Kenny Upthegrove hits the shot during a first singles match against Juan Diego Navas at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_Kenny-Upthegrove-WHS-tennis-vs-MT-4-12-2017.jpgWashington’s Kenny Upthegrove hits the shot during a first singles match against Juan Diego Navas at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Ely Schritzinger follows through on his shot during a third singles match against Washington’s Grant Kuhlwein Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at MTHS.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_Ely-Schritzinger-MT-10us-v-WHS-4-12-2017.jpgMiami Trace’s Ely Schritzinger follows through on his shot during a third singles match against Washington’s Grant Kuhlwein Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at MTHS. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington’s Grant Kuhlwein sends the ball back across the net during a third singles match against the Panthers’ Ely Schirtzinger at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/04/web1_Grant-Kuhlwein-WHS-10us-at-MT-4-12-2017.jpgWashington’s Grant Kuhlwein sends the ball back across the net during a third singles match against the Panthers’ Ely Schirtzinger at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

By Chris Hoppes

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