Wapak tops Kenton, 4-1, in WBL opener

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins began the Western Buckeye League portion of their schedule Monday and recorded a 4-1 win over the Kenton Wildcats in a varsity girls tennis match in Kenton.

Kenton’s lone match win came at first singles Monday, with Claire Oats defeating Kaitlin Snider, 6-2, 7-5, giving Snider her first loss of the season.

“Kaitlin struggled. She played a girl who hits everything back, a pusher,” Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock said. “She needs to learn how to deal with it because she’s going to find a couple more of them. Kaitlin likes playing girls who hit the ball hard like she does.”

Wapak rolled through the remaining four matches, losing just three combined games.

Redskins freshman Allie Zofkie managed set wins of 6-1, 6-1, over Breanna Alexander in second singles. Zofkie is now 2-0 this season.

At third singles, Rachel Roberts blanked Kendra Kidd, 6-0, 6-0.

Wapak’s first singles duo of Chelsea Myers and Kiersten Wellon won in two sets, 6-1, 6-0, against Calynn Morris and Kirsten Osborn.

In second doubles, Carly Buzzard and Mackenzie Kaverman shut out Sierra Prater and Brittany Shepherd, 6-0, 6-0. Wapak’s tandem is 3-0 this season.

The win Monday gave Wapak a 3-0 overall record and a 1-0 start in WBL play.

Kenton moved to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the WBL.

Klock discussed the win to start the league season.

“It’s great. We’re solid one through five,” Klock said. “Our first doubles team is playing well. I’m glad I put Chelsea and Kiersten at first doubles. As long as my singles hold up, it’s going to come down to a couple teams.

“We’re right there so far,” he said. “We’ll get a good look at the WBL teams Saturday.”

The Redskins will travel Saturday to compete in the Lima Senior Tennis Invitational at the Collett Street Courts in Lima. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Wapakoneta 4, Kenton 1

1st singles: Claire Oats (K) def. Kaitlin Snider (W), 6-2, 7-5.

2nd singles: Allie Zofkie (W) def. Breanna Alexander (K), 6-1, 6-1.

3rd singles: Rachel Roberts (W) def. Kendra Kidd (K), 6-0, 6-0.

1st doubles: Chelsea Myers and Kiersten Wellons (W) def. Calynn Myers and Kirsten Osborn (K), 6-1, 6-0.

2nd doubles: Carly Buzzard and Mackenzie Kaverman (W) def. Sierra Prater and Brittany Shepherd, 6-0, 6-0.


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