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 The 300-plus employees, technically co-owners, of Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion had a special visitor Wednesday. Full Story
Image1 A fun competition with a great educational lesson was held Wednesday in the natatorium at Colonel Crawford High School. Full Story
 
Image1 A financial recovery plan for Mansfield City Schools was approved Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice held their largest fundraising event of the year Tuesday evening at William Crawford Intermediate School. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

HomeCare Matters Hosts Celebrity Waiter Auction

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

More News