The Kenton Girl’s tennis team had to finish a match with Bath from a previous day that was rained out before the match could finish.
Finishing those matches Wednesday night was first singles Mykaela Schriber who bested Esther Bolon 6-4, 6-4. Also finishing her match was Kelsey Flowers who beat Fayme Ghandi 7-6(8-6), 7-6(9-7) at second singles. Kenton won their league match against Bath 5-0.
“We had already won the match previous 3-0 and wanted to finish Mykaela and Kelsey’s for league purposes. The girls did a great job finishing,” said coach Katie Isenbarger.
Kenton and Bath decided to begin another match that would be considered non-league. Kenton lost this match closely to Bath 2-3. Winning both matches for Kenton were both doubles teams. First doubles of Abigail Hartshorn and Elizabeth Heintz bested Regan Canter and Emily McNett 6-4, 6-2. Second doubles of Abigail Oberlitner and Kayce Sherman topped Emily Wood and Chloe Rieman 7-6(8-6), 7-5. Losing for the Kenton Wildcats were all three singles. At first singles Esther Bolon of Bath won 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 over Kenton’s Mykaela Schriber. Second singles Ruby Bolon of Bath won 6-1, 6-0 over Kenton’s Kelsey Flowers. Bath’s third singles Fayme Ghandi topped Kenton’s Lily Osborn 6-0, 6-2.
“We had a hard second match and lost a close one to Bath. Our doubles played some long points and were able to use good doubles movement and poaching to close out their matches. Mykaela played well in her first set but fell behind in the second and third set. She played very well and losing some close games in the second set put her in a hard spot to come out of. We know she has the capability to beat Esther, but there are times you have an off day. Overall, we are very proud of how the girls played tonight,” said coach Isenbarger.
Kenton hosts Shawnee Monday in their last WBL match.