Maumee Netters Notch Wins Over BG, Rossford, Woodward

Maumee junior Lindsey Krist powers a forehand at her opponent during an August 14 match against Bowsher. Krist has played to a 7-2 record this year at first doubles and both second and third singles. MIRROR PHOTO BY JOE NEGRICH

BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Maumee’s girls tennis team improved to 7-2 last week by going 2-1 in matches against Bowling Green, Rossford and Woodward. Bowling Green 3, MHS 2 The Panthers’ second loss of the season came in a hard-fought Northern Lakes League match against Bowling Green on August 31. Freshman Cazie Durham got Maumee off to a solid start with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Chloe Beeker at first singles and classmate Emily Heidbreder followed up with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Megan Harrington at third singles. Durham showed poise and maturity while battling Chloe Beeker, despite being under the weather with a sore throat, and Heidbreder played through disruptions taking place off the court during her march. The Bobcats’ Willow Wymer took the second singles match with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over senior Parker Caesar. The afternoon’s closest matches came at doubles, where BG’s Madelyn Utz and Cailyn Overhulse squeezed by Panthers senior Sarah Demagall and junior Lindsey Krist, 6-4, 6-4, and Quinn Beeker and Faith Zhang edged Maumee junior Claire Waller and sophomore Makayla Gast, 6-3, 6-3. MHS 4, Rossford 1 The Panthers swept the singles matches against the Bulldogs for their seventh victory on August 30. Caesar made good use of solid serves to take the top spot with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Rossford’s Anna Price and Demagall and junior Lindsey Krist followed with a straight sets victory over Tabitha Rue and a 6-1, 6-1 win over Allison Kozina. Similar to Caesar, Dema-gall served well in her match and Krist was able to place the ball deep in the court while consistently keeping it in play. The two teams then split the doubles matches, with the Bulldogs’ Lisa Espen and Ivy Bergstrom beating Heidbreder and Durham, 1-6, 6-4, 1-0, and Waller and freshman Allie Karrenbauer defeating Rossford’s Maddie Wayford and Amber Strzesynski, 6-0, 6-1. MHS 5, Woodward 0 The Panthers began the week by shutting out Woodward on August 28. This time around, Durham, Caesar and Heidbreder took the singles matches in order with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Candace Spencer, a 6-0, 6-2 win over Neveah Warren and a 6-1, 6-2 conquest of DeAsia Woods. Demagall teamed up with Krist for a straight sets victory over Kassandra Dominguez and Raveen Holmes at first doubles and Waller and Gast closed things out with a 6-1, 6-1 second doubles win over Kayla Johnson and Trinity Allen. Now nine matches into the 2017 season, Krist and Waller lead Maumee with individual records of 7-2. Caesar, Demagall and Durham each have posted six more victories, Gast and Heidbreder have each won five and Karrenbauer is a perfect 3-0.

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