By Ben Stroup
The Big Walnut girls tennis team bumped its record back up above .500 Monday, slipping past visiting Reynoldsburg 3-2 in non-league action.
Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar, who notched a convincing 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles; Hannah Moroz and Anna Faust, who teamed up to secure a 6-1, 6-0 win at first doubles; and Lindsey Hill and Kayleigh Cummins, who won 6-1, 6-1 at second doubles.
Big Walnut, which improved to 4-3 with the win, is slated to take on Hayes today.
Worthington Christian 3, Hayes 2
Hayes swept the doubles action, but couldn’t get the third and final win it needed as visiting Worthington Christian escaped with a 3-2 non-league win M0nday in Delaware.
Kara Wegmiller and Kelsey Knodell picked up the first of two hard-fought doubles wins, rallying for a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 victory at first doubles. Paris Knipp and Emily Miklas earned the Pacers’ other win, knocking off Kelly Kremnitzer and Alyssa Weishaar 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 at second doubles.
Olentangy struggled in its opener, falling to host DeSales 3-0 Monday in Columbus.
The Braves lost the first set 10-25 before the Stallions sealed the deal with back to back 25-14 wins.
Sarah Hansel led Olentangy with eight kills and four blocks in the setback.
Jillian Hon scored her second and third goals of the season, leading Buckeye Valley to a dominant 6-0 win over visiting Pleasant Monday in Delaware.
Erin Lewis backed Hon with a pair of assists for the Barons, who improved to 1-1 with the win.
Buckeye Valley 3, Pleasant 2.
Liberty opened its season with an impressive win, blanking visiting Lancaster 13-0 Monday in Powell.
Claire Buckey and Karri Stadulis led the charge with four goals apiece.
Katie Flanagan anchored the defense with one save in the Patriot goal.
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