MT tennis beats Lady Lions, falls to Grove City


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Anita Pursell hits a shot for Miami Trace during a match against Washington Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Anita Pursell hits a shot for Miami Trace during a match against Washington Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.


Brooklyn Foose of Washington makes the play during a match at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.


Miami Trace’s Bayley Thompson hits the return during a match against Washington played on the courts at Miami Trace Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington’s Shawna Conger keeps her eyes on the ball during a singles match at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

The Miami Trace Lady Panthers tennis team hosted the Lady Lions of Washington High School for a Frontier Athletic Conference match Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Miami Trace won the match, three courts to two.

At first singles, Anita Pursell defeated Brooklyn Foose, 7-5, 6-3.

At second singles, Shawna Conger beat Bayley Thompson, 6-0, 6-2.

Cameron Bucher beat Mei Kobyashi at third singles, 6-3, 7-5.

Payton Maddux and Sydnie Hall won at first doubles over Haiven Pepper and Kyleigh Slone, 6-3, 6-0.

At second doubles, Kenzie Seyfang and Savannah Wisecup defeated Joshalynn Worth and Addy Newsome, 6-4, 6-3.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Miami Trace played Grove City.

Grove City won the match, four courts to one.

“We were two well-matched teams,” Miami Trace head coach Kim Schirtzinger said. “We played our Sectional line-up against them. It was good to play a team from our Division I Sectionals, because we never have (before).”

At first singles, Anita Pursell lost to Olivia Norbut, 1-6, 0-6.

At second singles, Cameron Bucher fell to Emma Smith, 3-6, 2-6.

Haiven Pepper won at third singles, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 over Lexi Townsend.

At first doubles (playing together for the first time) Bayley Thompson and Kyleigh Slone lost to Josie Susi and Julie Moore, 3-6, 4-6.

Savannah Wisecup and Kenzie Seyfang played Grace Schaffer and Emma Burke and lost for the first time this season, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6.

Anita Pursell hits a shot for Miami Trace during a match against Washington Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/09/web1_Anita-Pursell-MT-10us-v-WCH-9-24-2019-.jpgAnita Pursell hits a shot for Miami Trace during a match against Washington Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Brooklyn Foose of Washington makes the play during a match at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/09/web1_Brooklyn-Foose-BLT-at-MT-9-24-2019.jpgBrooklyn Foose of Washington makes the play during a match at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Miami Trace’s Bayley Thompson hits the return during a match against Washington played on the courts at Miami Trace Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/09/web1_MT-10us-Bailey-Thompson-9-24-2019.jpgMiami Trace’s Bayley Thompson hits the return during a match against Washington played on the courts at Miami Trace Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Washington’s Shawna Conger keeps her eyes on the ball during a singles match at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/09/web1_Shawna-Conger-BLT-at-MT-9-24-2019-take-2.jpgWashington’s Shawna Conger keeps her eyes on the ball during a singles match at Miami Trace High School Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com