SIDNEY — Sidney’s girls tennis team improved to 3-4 on the season with a 5-0 win over Xenia on Tuesday night.
It was a lopsided win in every area for the Yellow Jackets. Haley New won first singles 6-0 and 6-2, Naomi Riegel won second singles 6-1 and 6-1 and Madison Frank won third singles 6-0 and 6-1. Caroline Gallimore and Auanna Edens won first doubles 6-2 and 6-1, while Mara Hecht and Sara Gibson won second doubles 6-0 and 6-0.
Sidney returns home on Wednesday night against Lima Shawnee.
Kenton Ridge 3, Lehman Catholic 2
Lehman fell on the road at Kenton Ridge on Monday night in several close matches. Claire Larger lost 6-4 and 6-4 to Kenton Ridge’s Macy Wallace, Sarah Gibson beat Kenton Ridge’s Gretchen Hefner 7-6 and lost 6-2 and 10-7 in a third set super tiebreaker, and Melanie Brunner lost to Elli Schleinitz 6-1 and 6-1.
“It was a long, close hard fought match by both teams,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “Kenton Ridge has very good singles players. Claire lost to a girl who was a district qualifier last year.”
Alex Read and Angela Brunner won 6-4, lost 6-0 and won 7-6 at first doubles while Kiera Burns and Ann Pennaparra won 6-2 and 6-1 at second doubles.
“Our doubles teams are coming together nicely,” Ungericht said. “After they both won the match, it came down to a super-breaker at second singles which their coach and I agreed to play instead of a full third set because it was getting dark. Sarah fought very hard but came up just short.”
Lehman (0-3) plays Wednesday night at Troy.
Jackson Center 3, Covington 0
The Tigers started the season with a dominating performance over Covington at home. Jackson Center beat the Buccaneers 25-9, 25-17 and 25-11 on Tuesday in a nonleague match.
Raquel Kessler had 17 kills for Jackson Center, Connor Pipke had five kills, Katie Sosby had 18 digs and Madilyn Platfoot had 28 assists.
Botkins 3, Temple Christian 1
Temple Christian won the first set 26-24 but Botkins won the next three 28-26, 25-15 and 25-18 to take the match in a season opener on Tuesday in Lima. Danielle Schwartz had 21 kills, 19 digs and three aces for the Trojans.
Fairlawn 4, Waynesfield-Goshen 1
Fairlawn won the last two sets to beat Waynesfield-Goshen in a season opener at home on Tuesday. The Jets won the first set 25-20, lost the second 25-10, won the third 25-12 and won the fourth 25-19.
Lauren Dudgeonh had four kills, seven digs, two aces and one solo block while Brittany Strunk had nine assists, 12 digs, two kills and four aces. Grace Hageman had eight assists, four digs and four aces while Ciera Driskill had four kills, nine digs, and one ace. Kenedee Gallimore had 12 digs and Lauren Weinschenk had nine digs.
Tippecanoe 3, Sidney 0
The Sidney Lady Jackets put up a fight but fell to Tippecanoe 25-10, 25-16 and 25-22 on Tuesday night.
Carrie Nuss tallied 15 assists on 66-of-68 setting and recorded a solo block and two block assists. Ally Spangler notched five kills and Alina Kindle followed up with four. Arielle Snider recorded three kills and two blocks.
Nuss led at the serving line, hitting 9-of-9 with an ace. Emily Tolbert picked up nine digs, with Kindle and Payton Boshears each recording five.
Sidney plays next on Thursday at Troy.
Celina 3, Anna 0
The Rockets lost 25-22, 27-25 and 26-24 to Celina in a season opener on Tuesday. Emma Myer had 15 kills, three aces and three assisted and solo blocks. Lexi Wells had 36 assists and Carly Becker had 12 digs.
New Bremen 3, Russia 0
New Bremen beat Russia 25-17, 25-15 and 25-18 on Tuesday. Jenna Cordonnier had 19 assists and five digs for the Raiders (1-1), while Cameo Wilson had five kills and Laurissa Poling had six kills. Whitney Pleiman led the Raiders with 20 digs while Ashley Scott had eight.
New Knoxville 3, Houston 0
New Knoxville beat Houston 25-4, 25-11 and 25-16 on Wednesday night. Alyssa Kemp had six digs and six assists and Olivia Bowser had eight digs for the Wildcats. Sarah Monnier had five digs and two kills, while Hannah Bixler had five digs and one kill.
Anna 7, Spencerville 0
Kelsie McKinney had two goals to lead Anna to a big win in a season opener on the road. Emily Albers, Rylie Edwards, Abby Gaydosh, Taylor Noll and Adrienne Endsley all scored one goal each. Gaydosh and Noll both had one assist, while Riley Gaydosh had one assist and Savannah Hostetler and Brielle Collier had two saves each.
Other score: Troy Christian 5, Botkins 0.
Sidney 5, West Carrollton 0
Jalen Hudgins scored two goals and Damien Jones, Gage Fridley and Evan Burden added one goal each to lead Sidney to a big win in a Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover game on Tuesday night.
Mason Page, Gage Fridley and Thomas Atwood each had one assist.
“Our boys played extremely well tonight. They were both physical and tough,” Sidney coach Jamie Fridley said. “It was a great win for us in a game that we dominated in time of possession and defensively. We got five goals from four different players tonight, that means we are moving the ball around and finding the open player.
“We are getting better with each game played, and our chemistry is slowly starting to gel. Once this happens, then we will be right where we want to be.”
Sidney travels to Urbana at noon on Saturday for a nonconference game.
Jackson Center 174, Russia 182
Bryce Sosby shot a 41 to lead the Tigers over Russia in a win on Tuesday at Shelby Oakes. Chris Elchert shot a 43 and both Jordan Rizzo and TJ Esser had 45.
Jack Dapore led Russia with a 42. Will Sherman had a 45, Brandon Koverman had a 47 and Drew Sherman had a 48.
Boys cross country
New Bremen second at Auglaize County preview
The boys cross country team finished second to St. Marys in the five-team Auglaize County Preview Meet on Tuesday.
The Cardinals were led by Ezra Ferguson, who finished third with 18:41. The remaining five scoring spots included Hunter Waterman in fifth, Kenny Simindinger in seventh, Sam Rutschilling in 15th and Landin Boyle in 17th.
The team will be competing in the Delphos Bluejays invite at 9 a.m. on Saturday.