Lady Lion tennis defeats Unioto


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Washington’s Beth Wilt makes the return during a first doubles match against Unioto Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 on the courts at Gardner Park.

Washington’s Beth Wilt makes the return during a first doubles match against Unioto Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 on the courts at Gardner Park.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

On another hot day in the first full week of September, the Washington Lady Blue Lion tennis team welcomed the team from Unioto High School for a non-conference match at Gardner Park Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Washington won the match, four courts to one.

State-qualifier Sylvia Gray beat Megan Downing at first singles, 6-0, 6-1.

At second singles, Jen Richards defeated Nya Hamed, 6-0, 6-0.

Brooklyn Foose shut out Autum Thomas at third singles, 6-0, 6-0.

At first doubles, Sydnie Hall and Beth Wilt beat Candace Theis and Neysea Edwards, 6-1, 6-1.

At second doubles, Brynne Frederick and Payton Maddux defeated Emily Hannah and Eden Greisheimer, 6-3, 6-0.

“I am very proud of our team,” Washington head coach Samantha Leach said. “They are continuing to show improvement with each match. Megan competed against Gray, a previous state qualifier, and had several long rallies. It was a great match to watch.

“Brooklyn remains undefeated on the season and Jennifer has won her last few matches,” Leach said. “Our doubles courts are doing an excellent job as well. I can see our kids making the adjustments we have talked about in practice.”

Washington travels to Miami Trace for a Frontier Athletic Conference match Monday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Washington’s Beth Wilt makes the return during a first doubles match against Unioto Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 on the courts at Gardner Park.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/09/web1_Beth-Wilt-Lady-Lion-tennis-vs-Unioto-9-5-2018.jpgWashington’s Beth Wilt makes the return during a first doubles match against Unioto Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 on the courts at Gardner Park. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com