On Saturday, the girl’s varsity tennis team participated in a doubles tournament at Centerville High School along with Beavercreek B, Springboro B, Tipp City and host Centerville Black. The event consisted of three doubles teams positioned as a 1, 2, and 3 doubles and they play a round robin format with all the other schools. Since this event only requires six players and our varsity team has seven, we chose to leave our 1st singles out of the competition. The primary intent was to see how Sophia and Grace Murphy would fair as a doubles team since they spend most of their time at singles. In addition, our normal doubles teams really needed the experience of the extra matches so they can continue to improve and sharpen their doubles games. This was a good opportunity to get some work in for our upcoming schedule and we didn’t really have any expectations of where we would finish. So, after some solid playing by all three teams, we were fortunate to be holding the 1st place trophy when it was all said and done. We beat Beavercreek 3-0 in the 1st rd. Then we managed a win over Tipp City 2-1 dropping the second doubles match. In the 3rd round, we won over Springboro 3-0 and then got by Centerville 2-1 for our last match dropping the 3rd doubles match. That gave us 10pts overall with Centerville Black and Tipp City each earning 8pts. The tiebreaker went to Centerville earning them 2nd place.
Sophia and Grace Murphy won 1st place at 1st doubles. They went 4-0 for the day.
Tess Murphy and Erika Wilkinson placed 2nd at 2nd doubles. They went 3-1 for the day losing only to Tipp City.
Anna Kramer and Haneet Kang placed 2nd at 3rd doubles. They went 3-1 for the day losing their last match to Centerville.
The girls played hard and competed very well. This will hopefully provide some confidence moving forward. We know this was a good day but we’re also keeping some perspective as well. We know that we were facing good competition but not the top competition that three of these schools could’ve brought. The Eagles now get set to host four matches for the week of Sept. 9. Preble Shawnee, Chaminade Julienne, Miamisburg, and Brookville all plan to come to town this week.