Miami Trace tennis beats Unioto, 4-1

By Chris Hoppes -

The Miami Trace tennis team took on Unioto for a non-conference match Thursday, Aug. 22.

Miami Trace won the match, four courts to one.

The match was played indoors at the Chillicothe Racquet Club.

At first singles, state qualifier Sylvia Gray defeated Anita Pursell, 0-6, 0-6.

At second singles, Bayley Thompson beat Neysea Edwards, 6-7, 7-6, 10-2 (the third set was a tiebreaker to 10).

Alex King won at third singles over Clara Kaltenbach, 6-4, 6-2.

At first doubles, Haiven Pepper and Kyleigh Slone rallied from a set down to beat Emily Hanna and Caitlin Pennington, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

At second doubles, Savannah Wisecup and Kenzie Seyfang beat Eden Griesheimer and Nya Hamed, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

“We had a great match,” Miami Trace head coach Kim Schirtzinger said. “Anita played the best she has ever played against Sylvia who is a state qualifier.

“Second singles was a heck of a match,” Schirtzinger said. “Very even players, went to deuce almost every game. It was a great match to watch. Many of our fans commented on how great a match that was to watch.

“At third singles, Alex (King) came up from j-v and filled in for Cameron (Bucher) who is away this week and did a great job winning her match,” Schirtzinger said. First and second doubles both played three sets to win their matches, too.”

Washington is competing in a tournament Saturday at 9 a.m. at Wilmington.

Miami Trace will play at Gardner Park against Washington Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

By Chris Hoppes