ADAMS TOWNSHIP — In an early season clash of county and league rivals, the Clinton-Massie tennis team defeated Wilmington 4-1 Tuesday in a Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference American Division match on the CM courts.
On a warm, muggy afternoon, Hailey Clayborn and Anne Thompson of Clinton-Massie pushed their singles records to 3-0 with wins at the top of the lineup.
“It was a great day for Massie tennis,” CM head coach Lynn Deatherage said. “We have always measured our program against the standard set by Coop’s players. We are seeing consistent play and teamwork throughout the lineup.”
Coop is Wilmington head coach Doug Cooper.
“Clinton-Massie came out sharp and ready to play. We didn’t,” WHS coach Doug Cooper said. “Lynn has really grown that program steadily over the years. She and the Clinton-Massie players deserve a lot of credit.”
For Cooper and the Lady Hurricane, the match was their fourth in five days. “That may have caught up with us a little bit,” said Cooper.
The lone Wilmington win came at third singles where Brooklyn Nielsen posted a 6-1, 6-1 win.
The best match of the day may have been at first doubles where Claire Carruthers and Hailey Stinchcomb of CMHS battled Emma Schroeder and Zane Bekheet of WHS for a 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 victory.
Aug 15, 2017
@Clinton-Massie High School
Clinton-Massie 4 Wilmington 1
• Hailey Clayborn defeated Allie Kees 6-2, 6-1
• Anne Thompson defeated Sophie Reed 6-3, 6-1
• Raelee Schulz was defeated by Brooklyn Nielsen 1-6, 1-6
• Claire Carruthers, Hailey Stinchcomb defeated Emma Schroeder, Zane Bekheet 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
• Megan Wonderly, Nina Lazi defeated Sydney Johnston, Kristina Wall 6-0, 6-1
• Sophie Blessing (W) defeated Jenn Callewaert 8-2
• Annie Osborn, Josie Nichols (W) defeated Kari Cragwall, Paige Wood 8-2