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More Expectations For Lady Lex

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  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.

   
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