Blanchester has a semifinalist in both the singles and doubles bracket of the Blanchester Invitational tennis tournament.
Brooke Honaker in singles play and the doubles team of Erin Wilson and Lilly Tedrick will vie for championships when the tournament resumes.
Honaker will face Krista Reid of New Richmond while Wilson and Tedrick will meet Cahall and Steinmetz of New Richmond in the semifinals. A date to resume the tournament has not been set.
“Brooke has a sluggish start in her first match, but once she got moving she played really well the rest of the day,” said BHS coach Matt Sexton. “Erin and Lilly are really played some outstanding tennis right now. They dismantled Goshen’s first doubles team. They’re getting better every time out. They’ll have their hands full with New Richmond’s first doubles, but I know they’ll be up for the challenge.”
The final point of the tournament — which involved Blanchester’s Emily Speakman and Amelia’s Molly Stockton — was played at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday.
“It’s been two long nights in a row, getting home after 9 Tuesday night from Felicity and almost 10 on Wednesday,” said BHS coach Matt Sexton. “I’m grateful for everyone for helping out, and I’m proud of my girls and their outstanding effort.”
Sexton said Speakman played her best match of the year in the quarters against Stockton. “It shows what she’s capable of when she’s willing to be aggressive,” said Sexton.
August 24, 2016
• Brooke Honaker def Alyssa Barnhouse (BT) 7-5, 6-0; def Savannah Deuer (G) 6-2, 6-0; will play Krista Reid (NR) in semifinals
• Megan Weber def Kelsey Bose (A) 6-2, 6-1; was def by Savannah Deuer (G) 7-5 6-3
• Emily Speakman def Margarita Lawson (G) 6-0, 6-1; def Kara Partin (BT) 6-3, 6-2; was def by Molly Stockton (A) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
• Erin Wilson, Lilly Tedrick def Webster, Fogle (BT) 6-1, 6-0; def Glass, Middick (G) 6-1, 6-1; will play Cahall, Steinmetz (NR) in semifinals.
• Korie White, Alexis Vestal def Shouse, Troxell (BT) 6-2, 6-1; were def by Huhn, Palafox (G) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(8).