Burns finishes as Div. I district runnerup


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Wilmington’s Claire Burns was the Division I Sectional girls tennis runnerup Wednesday in matches played at Centerville High School and 5 Seasons Sports Club.

Burns defeated Amaya Hulbert of Springboro 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in her first match. The match began at CHS but was moved because of inclement weather.

The change in venue didn’t slow Burns, a state qualifier in 2020. She won the final three games to take the match and move in to the finale.

In the title match, No.2 seed Burns met No. 1 seed Maya Brink of Bellbrook. Brink has won the last three head to head meetings with Burns and made it four straight with a 3-6, 6-2, 1-6 win.

“Maya is a very good player and lived up to her top seed,” WHS head coach Doug Cooper said. “No surprises there for us. Claire played a great sectional and did what she had to do to be in a good position for districts.”

Burns will face a No. 3 seeded player from another sectional when the Division I Southwest District draw is announced.

For now, Burns focus will be completing a clean sweep of the SBAAC championship. Wilmington will play Goshen 4 p.m. Thursday at Goshen in the regular season finale. Both teams are 8-1 in American Division play. The winner of the match will be the American Division champion for 2021. Goshen defeated Wilmington in the regular season match played on the WHS courts.

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Schedule

Oct 7 Events

• WHS Girls Tennis @Goshen 4p

• WHS Girls Soccer H, New Richmond 7p

• BHS Girls Soccer H, Bethel-Tate 7p

• WHS Boys Soccer H, New Richmond 5p

• BHS Boys Soccer H, Bethel-Tate 5p

• CM Boys Soccer H, Goshen 7p

• EC Volleyball @Williamsburg 5p

• WHS Volleyball @New Richmond 5jv 615var

• BHS Volleyball H, Bethel-Tate 6p

• CM Volleyball H, Goshen 5p

Oct 8 Events

• WHS Football @New Richmond 7p

• CM Football @Batavia 7p

• EC Football H, Williamsburg 7p

(Senior Night)

• BHS Football H, Bethel-Tate 7p

(Youth Football Night)

Thursday

Television

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

7:30 p.m. ESPN — Houston at Tulane

7:30 p.m. ESPNU — Cstl Carolina at Ark St.

GOLF

8 a.m. GOLF — Open de España

2 p.m. GOLF — LPGA Bank of Hope

5 p.m. GOLF — PGA Shriners Hospitals

MLB PLAYOFFS

4 p.m. FS1 — ChiSox at Houston

8 p.m. FS1 — Boston at Tampa Bay

NBA PRESEASON

7 p.m. NBATV — Toronto at Philadelphia

10 p.m. ESPN2 — Miami at Houston

8 p.m. FOX — LA Rams at Seattle

8 p.m. NFLN — LA Rams at Seattle

NHL PRESEASON

7:30 p.m. NHLN — Pittsburgh at Detroit

10 p.m. NHLN — Arizona at Vegas

SOCCER

2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Belgium vs. France

7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. vs. Jamaica

TRIATHLON

7 p.m. CBSSN — Super League

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