Blue Lion tennis ends season in Sectional

By Chris Hoppes -

The Washington Blue Lion tennis team competed in the Division II Sectional tournament earlier this week in Portsmouth.

In singles play, Ken Upthegrove went 2-1.

In his first match, he defeated Goetz of Athens, 6-4, 7-5.

In the second round, Upthegrove notched another win, 6-4, 6-3 over Shope of Valley High School.

Upthegrove lost to Nibert of Waverly, 4-6, 4-6. That match was for a spot in the District tournament.

Grant Mustain beat Oliver from Portsmouth West, 6-1, 6-1.

In his second match, Mustain fell to Carter from Portsmouth, 4-6, 1-6.

Jordan Behm won his first match, 6-1, 6-0 over Metzler of Gallia Academy, 6-1, 6-0.

Behm then defeated Pohl from Circleville, 6-2, 6-1.

In the match to determine qualifiers for the District, Behm lost to Radune of Jackson, 1-6, 2-6.

Both Blue Lion doubles teams suffered losses in the first round.

Madalyn Wayne and Max Schroder lost to Shugert and Fraley of Portsmouth, 2-6, 3-6.

Jakob Snyder and Brody Morris lost to Reynolds and Swords from Portsmouth West, 6-3, 1-6, 1-6.

By Chris Hoppes

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1