TROY — The Wayne girls tennis squad, closed out the season on Wednesday at the Division I Sectional Tournament held at Troy as the three singles players and the two doubles squads fell in their opening match.
The most competitive match of the day took place at second doubles as Emily Miller and Emilee Sykes, both juniors, fell to Brown and Saunders, of Sidney, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2.
At first singles, sophomore Sidney Bailey lost to Stivers sophomore Emma Johnson 6-3 and 6-0.
In second singles competition, junior Kristen Hooker lost to Springfield junior Jenna Demeter 6-0 and 6-0.
At third singles, sophomore Lyann Trinh fell to Stebbins sophomore Thuy Nguyen 6-1 and 6-1.
In first doubles competition, senior Ameera Salah and junior Lauren Smith, after a first round bye, lost to Dancer and Le, both Stebbins juniors, 6-1 and 6-2.
Coach Thomas Secor said that Wayne played “very well” at sectional as each position pushed their opponent in each set “trying to make the most of their limited experience.”
At first doubles, Secor said that Salah finished her senior season with “several great shots at the net and improved footwork” while Smith had “several nice serves and ground strokes.”
“Both of these girls type of play complimented each other,” he said.
Secor said the future looks good for an improved season next year.
“I can definitely see the improvement,” said Secor. “This season has opened new eyes to what Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) tennis is like and how it’s played. The experience has been wonderful for the girls and will make them even stronger next season.”
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