OREGON — The No. 2 doubles team of Evelyn Kutschbach and Kaylor Stocker recorded Findlay High’s lone first-round victory on Friday, and the duo will play for third place when the Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls tennis tournament resumes today at Clay High School.
The Trojans’ three singles players and No. 1 doubles pairing all lost their first-round matches but bounced back for consolation wins and will eye fifth-place showings when play begins at 10 a.m.
Kutschbach and Stocker defeated Fremont Ross’ Sophia Biggins and Jurni Kidd 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the quarterfinals before losing 6-1, 6-0 to Toledo Notre Dame’s Allison Clark and Julie Loeb. The Findlay duo will take on Clay’s Kenzi Arquette and Lana Wells for third place.
The Trojans’ No. 1 doubles team of Katelynn Coleman and Brooklyn Peck lost 6-0, 6-4 to Ross’ Lilly Abdoo and Gilli Gallagher before advancing with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Toledo Whitmer’s Erica Hope and Sayler Shull. Coleman and Peck will play Teagan McCready and Tatum Talboo of Toledo St. Ursula for fifth place.
Findlay’s Suzi Zuver lost 6-0, 6-0 to Notre Dame’s Bella Yazji in the quarterfinals at No. 1 singles before downing Whitmer’s Madison Woerner 6-1, 6-0. Zuver will face Ross’ Olivia Henry for fifth place.
Julia Weigman of Findlay dropped a 6-2, 6-1 quarterfinal decision to St. Ursula’s Libby Barrow at No. 2 singles before fighting off Whitmer’s Amy Kim 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Weigman will meet Ross’ Mallory Hutton for fifth place.
The Trojans’ Lauren Spaeth lost 6-0, 6-0 to Clay’s Kelsey Meldrum in the quarterfinals at No. 3 singles before topping Whitmer’s Maddie Terry 6-3, 6-3. Spaeth will go against Ross’ Berlin Swaisgood for fifth place.
CONTINENTAL — Continental didn’t lose on Friday, but it did suffer its first non-win of the season as the Pirates deadlocked at 0-0 with Kalida in a Putnam County League boys soccer match.
Continental, now 9-0-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the PCL, rifled eight shots on goal, but Wildcat keepers Brayden Recker and Brad Siefker stopped three and five shots respectively to preserve the shutout.
Trevor Brecht saved all three of Kalida’s shots on goal for the Pirates.
Kalida moved to 6-3-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the PCL.
shots-on-goal: Kalida 3, Continental 8. saves: (Kal) Brayden Recker 3, Brad Siefker 5; (Cont) Trevor Brecht 3.
records: Kalida 6-3-2, 2-0-1 PCL; Continental 9-0-1, 3-0-1 PCL.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Kalida, 2-0.
FORT JENNINGS 0
FORT JENNINGS — Ottoville took the lead in the first half and put the match away in the second half in a 3-0 shutout of Fort Jennings in Friday’s Putnam County League girls soccer action.
Elyse Baker scored for the Big Green, who remain unbeaten at 8-0-1 overall and 2-0 in the PCL, in the first half, before Kasey Knippen and Lindsay Schweller each both scored in the final 40 minutes.
Brittany Winhover saved three shots for Ottoville and Vanessa Wallenhorst made five saves in goal for the Musketeers (3-6, 0-3 PCL).
goals: (Otto) Elysa Baker, Kasey Knippen & Lindsay Schweller 1. Assists: (Otto) Schweller & Nicole Williams 1. shots-on-goal: Ottoville 8, Fort Jennings 5. saves: (Otto) Brittany Winhover 3, (FJ) Vanessa Wallenhorst 5.
records: Ottoville 8-0-1, 2-0 PCL; Fort Jennings 3-6, 0-3 PCL.