Shawnee Defeats Kenton in Girls Tennis

The Kenton girl’s tennis team fell Tuesday night to Shawnee 5-0.

Kenton was scheduled to play Shawnee at home, but due to rain both teams played inside at Westwood Tennis center in Lima.

Kenton’s first Doubles of Abigail Hartshorn and Elizabeth Heintz fell to Sanjana Rajasekaran 6-0,6-1. Second doubles of Kenton Abigail Oberlitner and Kayce Sherman also lost to Shawnee 6-2, 6-1 against Ella Atkins and Lade Ohamusi. Second singles Kelsey Flowers of Kenton lost to Kunmi Ojo 6-1, 6-1. Kenton’s Lily Osborn fell to Alotus Wei 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. Coming the closest to win tonight was Mykaela Schriber at first singles who played a close three sets against Aria Patel but ended up losing 3-6, 6-4, 5-7.

“Mykaela played with her heart and soul tonight and we are so proud of her. She lost the first set and was down in the second sent 0-3 and came back to win the set 6-4. Winning the second set gave Mykaela great momentum and she was really believing in her self. The third set Mykaela was up 5-2 but lost some confidence and the momentum swung to Aria who came back to win. Mykaela played really well and was controlling the points in the second set. This was a hard one for Mykaela to lose, but we hope this gives her some excitement and drive to play well going into the WBL tournament on Thursday. All of our girls played really good tennis tonight, though the scores do not show it. There were many points to deuce and I am excited for our team to take this level of play into Thursday,” said Coach Katie Isenbarger.

Kenton is scheduled to play Lima Central Catholic at home Wednesday and will travel to UNOH in Lima for the Western Buckeye League Tournament.

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