It was a big first for the Lady Lions’ tennis program, according to head coach Mitch Augenstein, as Washington hosted its first-ever tournament, the Blue Lion Doubles Invitational, on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Miami Trace, Jackson and Marietta were in attendance, and all teams put up a first doubles, second doubles and third doubles team, mixing and matching singles and doubles to give them a chance to play some doubles action, Augenstein said.
The Lady Lions won the overall tournament with seven total points (three points would go to the pair that took first place in each bracket, two points went to the second place team and one point was awarded for a third place finish).
Marietta came in second with five points, Jackson was third with four points, and Miami Trace was fourth with two points.
Anna Nestor and Megan Downing took first place at first doubles over Miami Trace’s Cassie VanDyke and Bayley Thompson, 8-2.
Sierra Dawson and Maria Pickerill placed third at second doubles over Miami Trace’s Anita Pursell and Haiven Pepper, 8-1.
Gretchen Milstead and Jen Richards won third doubles over Marietta, 8-1.
For Miami Trace, Beth Hogsett and Kenzie Seyfang were fourth at third doubles.
“I could not be more proud of these girls,” coach Augenstein said.
Washington will be at Clinton-Massie Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Miami Trace will host Chillicothe Thursday at 4:30 p.m.