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Norwalk tennis wraps up SBC Lake title outright

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 26, 2018 at 11:55 PM

TIFFIN — With Wednesday’s sweep over host Tiffin Columbian, the Norwalk girls tennis team put the wraps on an outright SBC Lake division championship.

At first singles, Norwalk (16-1, 11-0) got a sweep from Megan Berry over Casey Knutson (6-0, 6-0), while Gabby Horowitz followed her at second singles with a win over Anna Stephey (6-3, 6-2). At third singles, Lauren Metcalf topped Linzi Boos (6-1, 6-1).

The team of Jordan Gran and Sela Berry got the win for Norwalk at first doubles. The pair topped Katie and Alexis Smith in a sweep (6-0, 6-0). Capping the sweep was Mara Berry and Alexa Moore at second doubles over Jailyn Borer and Madison Phillips (6-0, 6-0).

Norwalk wraps up SBC Lake play at Bellevue today, then travels to Ashland on Monday and entertains Willard next Tuesday in a possible SBC Lake vs. SBC Bay champions matchup.

Bellevue 3, Sandusky 2

SANDUSKY — The Lady Red moved above .500 in the SBC Lake (5-4) with Wednesday’s win over the host Blue Streaks.

At first singles for Bellevue (6-6), Rayven Whyde topped Audrey Smith (6-2, 6-0). Summer Strunk won a three-set match at second singles over Baylie Tieche (3-6, 7-5, 6-2). Helping clinch the match for Bellevue at third singles was Kaitlyn Cullen, who topped Kristen Ehrsberger (7-5, 6-1).

Sandusky picked up both wins at doubles. Bellevue’s Alivia Hamons and Leighann Motley fell to Marissa Esposito and Alana Armstrong (6-2, 6-1). At second doubles, Summerlyn Thomas and Aonesty Cogar topped Bellevue’s Ella Little and Perla Monreal (6-3, 6-0).


Huron 3, Bellevue 1

HURON — In a matchup of two state-ranked teams, the host Tigers remained unbeaten after dropping the first game of a four-game victory over visiting Bellevue on Wednesday.

Huron (15-0) — ranked No. 1 in the latest Division III state coaches poll — won by scores of 25-27, 25-19, 25-22, 25-19.

For Div. II No. 12-ranked Bellevue (13-3), Payton Vogel was 49-of-59 hitting with 22 kills and 21 digs. Taylor Baxter was 40-of-52 hitting with 18 kills, four blocks and was 18 for 20 serving with two aces.

Also for the Lady Red, Riley Mohr had eight kills and two blocks, while Molly Bullion was 126-of-126 setting with 46 assists, 24 digs and was 16 for 16 serving with an ace. Madison Hrynciw was 15 for 17 serving with an ace and four kills, with Kami Hay adding 13 digs and Morgan Dendinger had 11.

Bellevue has another area state-ranked matchup on Monday when it hosts Div. IV No. 6 Monroeville (12-2).

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