WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The defending state champs return majority of squad. }}" />

   
 
 
More Expectations For Lady Lex

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/29/2013

It figures to be another successful season on the tennis court in Lexington as the girls look to defend their state title. All but one member from last year's championship squad return, along with expectations of another deep playoff run.

Lady Lex is now 5-2 on the season after defeating Wooster (1-5) in their OCC opener on Thursday. The deep squad even sidelined their three seniors for the match and still dominated the Generals 5-0.

In singles matches Alex Griebling defeated Amanda Petit 6-0,6-1, Jillian Earnest took down Emily Mason 6-0, 6- 1, and Jordyn Traxler beat Katie Christel 6-2, 6-3. In doubles it was Kiki Dawson and Maya Ahmed over Jenna Roberts and Emma Jeffries, while Alex Little and Anna Marquart won the days only 3-set match with Sam Schulester and Gloria Lee, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6.

With a good mix of young talent and veteran leadership, Lexington head coach Ron Schaub says he certainly has a strong team, but they're still working on getting better. Schaub says the girls don't talk about expectations or getting back to state and are focused on improving every day at practice.

Griebling agrees, saying they're "just taking it one match at a time" but says she hopes to get back to state and win the school's fourth straight team title.

Perhaps the biggest challenger to Lex's 4-peat would be Columbus Academy, who beat them already this season. Earnest says the team "is evenly good. It just depends on how we do the lineup."

But like the team says, the state tournament is still a long ways away and there's still a lot of work to do. Next up for Lady Lex is OCC foe Ashland on Tuesday, who figures to be the biggest competition to Lexington in the conference.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Johnny's Mattress Superstore aims to raise 10 thousand dollars this weekend, for a local non-profit who's a vital presence in our community. Full Story
Image1 The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. Full Story
 
Image1 This week, the Ohio Board of Regents awarded a Small Campus Targeted Workforce Development Expansion grant in the amount of $1,528,847 to North Central State College for renovations at the James W. Kehoe Center in Shelby, Ohio. Full Story
Image1 The Ohio NAMImobile makes a stop in Mansfield as part of its statewide summer tour of more than sixty cities. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ohio NAMImobile Stops In Mansfield

Justice For Brian Garber Protest Staged In Mansfield

One Car Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Madison Increases Lunch Fees And Approves Repairs

The Need for Speed 5K Coming This Weekend

OSU-Mansfield, Ashland University Sign Nursing School Deal

Mansfield Firefighters Hold Boot Drive For MDA

Former teacher gets probation for sex charges

Mansfield Schools Open For New Year

Armed Robber Hits Park Avenue East Gas Station

Eastview Elementary Parents Club Reports $10,000 Theft

Mansfield man arrested for robbery and abduction

More News