Big Walnut’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the young season Thursday, knocking off host River Valley 3-2 in non-league action.
Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar, who earned a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win at first singles; Erika Kessler, who notched an equally as impressive 6-1, 6-1 decision at second singles; and the duo of Maddie Pahl and Elisabeth Yuhas, who rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at second doubles.
•Hayes suffered setbacks on all three singles courts, but both doubles teams won as the Pacers showed plenty of fight during Thursday’s 3-2 non-league setback at the hands of visiting Grandview.
“The doubles teams all had fantastic matches,” Hayes coach Julieanne McClain said, “and our singles players fought hard. Anna Adams’ match with Grandview’s No. 1 went almost two and a half hours. I’m proud of everyone’s performance and effort today.”
Hayes winners included Noel Beyer-Hermsen and Juliette Rike, who teamed up to notch a 6-3, 6-3 win at first doubles; and Mallory Hackett and Kara Wegmiller, who outlasted their opponents at second doubles by a 6-1, 7-6 (7-0) margin.
The aforementioned Adams, meanwhile, battled in her 4-6, 6-7 (7-9) setback against Elinor Kibbey at first singles.
Hayes picked up a win Thurday at Oakhaven, knocking off Buckeye Valley 233-264.
The Pacers’ Bailey Hager nabbed medalist honors with a 48.