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Rams escape with 3-2 win over TC

Two of the singles matches Wednesday night between Upper Sandusky and Columbian were about as close as it gets. But they both went Upper Sandusky’s way, as did the third singles as the Rams won the match 3-2.

At singles, the Rams’ No. 1 Saki Fukuta topped Casey Knutson 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, while No. 3 Lauren Schoenberger beat Allyson Riley 6-1, 6-4. At No. 2 was where the Rams won the match.

Mara Smalley slipped past Anna Stephey 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

“Mara was down 3-0 in the third and then fought back to go ahead 5-4 before Riley sent it to a tiebreaker at 6-6,” Rams coach Aaron Frazee said. “We don’t have a team match come down to a third set tiebreaker very often, so it was riveting. Mara jumped out to an early lead and got the win 7-5 in the tiebreaker. It was a great match.”

Columbian’s No. 1 doubles team of Erin Musil and Linzi Boos topped Hannah Frey and Sarah Scott 6-2, 6-0, while the No. 2 duo of Morgan Amory and Jaidyn Borer defeated Adrian Malone and Jada Manns 6-0, 6-4. The Rams improved to 4-8 overall, while TC slipped to 8-8.

Perkins edges Bellevue

SANDUSKY — Doubles were key for Perkins in a 3-2 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division victory over Bellevue.

Bellevue’s Summer Strunk handled Bailey Garrett 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, while Kaitlyn Cullen added a 6-1, 6-4 No. 3 singles win over Greta Gross. At No. 1, Perkins’ Emma Lynch took down Rayven Whyde 6-1, 6-1.

The No. 1 Pirates doubles duo of Abriye Skelton and Diana Schoder topped Sage Garcia and Leighann Motley 6-1, 6-0, while the second team of Ryleigh Keller and trinity Bibler beat Perla Monreal and Ella Little 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2.

The Lady Red dropped to 5-8 overall and 3-6 in the SBC Lake.

Eagles take care of Tigers

Seneca East gave it a good run Wednesday, but fell just two strokes short in a 213-215 Northern 10 Athletic Conference loss to Colonel Crawford at Clinton Heights.

Chelsea Daubenspeck led the Eagles (9-1) with a 49, while Mariah Cotsmire and Maci Risner shot twin 52s and Katie Reynolds ended with a 60. Lexie Hillman shot a 61 and Madison Furr finished with a 62 for the N10 champion Eagles.

Autumn Enders’ 51 led the Tigers (5-5). Taylor Greilich tacked on a 53, Kayla Felter added a 54 and MaKenna Depinet carded a 57. Quinn Rotruck shot a 60 and Jordan Kiesel recorded a 65.

Redmen swept at home

FOSTORIA — Whitmer proved too tough for Fostoria in a non-conference match Wednesday, sweeping the Redmen 25-17, 25-9, 25-21.

With the loss, Fostoria fell to 5-9.

Jasmine Groves registered 13 assists and two kills for the Redmen, while Zoe Rice notched three kills, 10 digs. MoMo Jones put up six kills, and DaShani Taylor recorded five kills, 12 digs.

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