Tornadoes edged by Warriors on Senior Day

Prep Tennis Roundup

PHOTO BY ZACH BAKER Columbian’s Dharma Luzader (left) and Casey Knutson stand together during player introductions.

Ontario swept the doubles matches Tuesday, spoiling Columbian’s senior day with a 3-2 win.

The match was Columbian’s last of the regular season. It will compete in the Division II sectionals Thursday in Fremont.

Columbian’s doubles teams of Jaidyn Borer and Madison Wise and Grace Rinnert and Whitney Johnson were each defeated by their Ontario counterparts.

The Tornadoes fared better in singles play.

No. 2 singles player Sammy Kimmet scored a 7-5, 6-1 win over Anya Doklovic, while TC No. 3 player Linzi Boos beat Elizabeth Corn 6-2, 6-2.

PHOTOS BY ZACH BAKER Above, Columbian third singles player Linzi Boos returns a ball during her match against Ontario’s Elizabeth Corn.

Ontario’s lone singles win came at first singles, where Lizzie Burson topped Casey Knutson 6-2, 6-1.

Bellevue ‘just stronger’ in win over Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky coach Aaron Frazee put it simply after his team dropped its regular season finale 4-1 to Bellevue.

“Not the way we wanted to end our regular season, but Bellevue’s lineup was just stronger than ours,” he said.

In fact, the Lady Red (9-10) swept through the singles matches, with Rayven Whyde beating Lauren Schoenberger 6-4, 6-2, Summer Strunk topping Jada Manns 6-0, 6-1, and Kaitlyn Culler getting past Adrian Malone 6-0, 6-3.

Frazee said he was pleased with Schoenberger, who is the Rams’ No. 1 singles player despite being a freshman.

“Lauren Schoenberger held her own against Whyde, who is their sectional’s No. 2 seeded player, so she should be proud of that,” Frazee said. “For Lauren to be in the matches she has been in as a freshman is tough. But we talk about the experience gained now being beneficial down the road.”

The Rams’ lone win came at first doubles, where Saki Fukuta and Mara Smalley beat Bellevue’s Leighann Motley and Sage Garcia 6-1, 6-4.

“Saki and Mara are playing really good tennis right now,” Frazee said, “so we are anxious to see if they can make a run in the tournament coming up.”

Bellevue’s Ella Little and Perla Monreal got past Hannah Frey and Sarah Scott 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.