MADEIRA – The Blanchester tennis team stepped up its non-conference schedule with a match Tuesday against Madeira. The Ladycats were defeated 5-0 in a match held at the Madeira Swim and Tennis Club.
“Madeira has a strong team and they play in a strong league,” said BHS coach Matt Sexton. “We knew this was going to be a step up in competition, and I think we handled it well. I think we played some of our best tennis of the season, top to bottom.
“Despite the score, I thought we got better by playing them, and that’s what it was for.”
Blanchester is 4-3 on the year while Madeira evens its record at 3-3.
Sexton said Erin Wilson played well against a returning district qualifier at first singles.
Sept. 5, 2017
@ Madeira Swim and Tennis Club
Madeira 5, Blanchester 0
– Megan Wu d. Erin Wilson 6-0, 6-0
– Lucia Boadas d. Lilly Tedrick 6-3, 6-2
– Emma Tucker d. Kayla Allen 6-1, 6-3
– Petro/Rusk d. Alexis Vestal/Korie White 6-3, 6-1
– Fischer/Born d. Grace King/Lydia Falgner 6-0, 6-3