The Sidney High girls tennis team opened the season on a good note Friday morning, beating visiting Bellefontaine 5-0.
“It was a great way to start the season,” said coach Emily Scheu. “All three of our singles players had tough opening sets but they all pulled out the wins and then won easily in their second sets. I’m sure there were some opening-match nerves, but the girls overcame them and got a good win.”
Madison Frank at first singles won 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, freshman Hailey New won 7-5, 6-1 at second singles, and Naomi Riegel won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 at third singles.
The doubles teams had much easier matches. The first team of Caroline Gallimore and Auanna Edens won 6-1, 6-3, and the second team of Kathryn Saunders and Janae Drees won 6-1, 6-0.
There were also five junior varsity matches, and all were won by the Lady Jackets. The four players in those matches for Sidney were Zoe Crist, Nara Hecht, Jenna Rice and Lanie Shoukri.
CELINA — Anna joined 17 other teams in the Celina Invitational Boys Golf Tournament Friday and shot a 343, good enough for seventh place.
Zach Watren led the Rockets with an 81 and and Mason Platfoot was right behind with an 82. Eli Kuck shot an 85 and Troy Rindler 95 for the team total.
Final team standings — 1. Kalida 319, 2. Wapakoneta 328, 3. Liberty-Benton 329, 4. St. Marys 331, 5. Lima Shawnee 335, 6. Defiance 340, 7. Anna 343, 8. Delphos St. John’s 347, 9. Lima Bath 349, 10. St. Henry 355, 11. Kenton 366, 12. Elida 369, 13. Van Wert 370, 14. Ottawa-Glandorf 376, 15. Greenville 389, 16. Celina 408, 17. Marion Local 435.
• The New Knoxville Rangers were second in a four-team match at Hidden Creek, hosted by Lima Temple Christian.
Temple shot a 165 and New Knoxville finished with 215. Riverside had a 219. Calvary Christian also competed.
For Knoxville, Jack Bartholomew had the best round, shooting a 48.