It had to go a long way to get it, but Olentangy Liberty’s girls tennis team made Monday’s trip to Chillicothe well worth it thanks to a convincing 5-0 OTCA win.
The Patriots were productive up and down the lineup. Singles winners included Sidney Reineke, who handled the Cavaliers’ Bekah Ray 6-3, 6-0 at first singles; Lizzie Radkiewicz, who knocked off Jera Copley 6-0, 6-0 at second singles; and Avivah Wang, who beat Brittany Harper 6-0, 6-1 at third singles.
Anna Delaney and Sydney Setnar were also sharp, teaming up to notch a 6-0, 6-0 win at first doubles, while Liberty’s Sonia Chhabria and Cellini Ko smoothed out the scoring summary with a 6-0, 6-0 win at second doubles.
•Buckeye Valley fell back to even Monday, following up last week’s impressive 4-1 win over Upper Sandusky with a tough 4-1 setback against host Worthington Christian.
The match could have gone either way, with two courts decided by three-set thrillers.
The Barons’ lone win came at first doubles, where Kasey Morris and Anna Phrakornkham teamed up to beat Jordan Byers and Julie Sparks 6-3, 6-1. In other action, BV’s Amber Green lost to Christina Hemmingsen 0-6, 5-7 at first singles, Hana Hall fell to Andra Polsdofer 6-4, 6-7, 0-1 at second singles and Alexis Poulton and Julie Sparks fell 6-1, 6-7, 0-1 at second doubles. BV defaulted at third singles to account for the final margin.
Cameron McCloskey and Trey Rath each fired 36s (one over par) to lead Liberty during a non-league dual against Westerville Central Monday at Blackhawk.
The Patriots fell eight strokes short of the win, losing 146-154, but coach Ryan Snivley liked the way his guys performed now that they have a little more on their minds than just golf.
“It was a good outing to try and adjust to being in school and not playing everyday,” he said.
Other Liberty contributors included Trevor Haas, who carded a 39; Doug Simpson, who finished with a 43; Nate Meeker, who also had a 43; and Tommy Marks, who closed with a 45.