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Norwalk tennis edges Edison in tight match

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Aug 15, 2018 at 10:06 PM

NORWALK — The Norwalk tennis team overcame a pair of losses at the first two singles in Wednesday’s non-league match against visiting Edison to post a 3-2 win at the Middle School.

With the win, Norwalk improved to 4-0 overall ahead of Saturday’s host doubles invitational that will also include Edison along with Willard and Bellevue among the area teams.

“It was a great match today, especially at all three singles matches,” Norwalk coach Chris Higgins said.

At No. 1 singles, Edison standout Mariah Medina outlasted Norwalk’s Megan Berry in identical 6-4, 6-4 scores.

“Mariah did a great job of making Megan hit the ball all over the court in a match that saw a lot of high-level points,” Higgins said.

At second singles, younger sister Jayla Medina topped Norwalk’s Gabby Horowitz in another competitive match, 7-5, 6-2.

“After Gabby was unable to capture the first set, it was an uphill battle from there as Jayla ended up rolling,” Higgins said.

Norwalk’s first win of the day came at first doubles, where Sela and Mara Berry defeated Kaylee Ries and Torii Keyser (6-2, 6-4).

“Sela and Mara had some trouble in the second set, but ended up taking control,” Higgins said.

At second doubles, it was Lauren Metcalf and Alexa Moore beating the Edison duo of Lexi Weyer and Emily Moore (6-1 6-0).

“Lauren and Alexa kept the ball in play a lot, which made it difficult on Edison,” Higgins said.

With the match tied 2-2, it was decided at third singles when Norwalk’s Jordan Gran beat Edison’s Emily Vogus by a pair of 6-3, 6-3 scores.

“It was a classic two-hour singles marathon,” Higgins said. “Jordan was able to close out both sets effectively to clinch the victory.”

Huron 3, Bellevue 2

HURON — The Lady Red (0-1) won at first singles and second doubles in Wednesday’s non-league loss to the host Tigers at Fabens Park.

At first singles, Bellevue’s Rayven Whyde outlasted Huron’s Desiree Fisher in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. At No. 2 singles, Huron’s Riley Fry topped Leighann Motley (6-3, 7-5).

Third singles saw Hannah Brunow top the Lady Red’s Kaitlyn Cullen (6-0, 6-4).

Bellevue’s Sage Garcia and Perla Monreal fell at first doubles to Huron’s Presley Bryd and Katelyn Rogers, 6-3, 6-1.

At second doubles, the Bellevue team of Ella Little and Alivia Hamons beat Morgan Cast and Libby Faflik by scores of 6-1, 7-5.

GIRLS GOLF

Norwalk 199, Columbian 210

NORWALK — With a win over visiting Tiffin Columbian on Wednesday at Eagle Creek, the Norwalk girls golf team improved to 2-1 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division play.

Anna Little led the Truckers as match medalist with a 42, while Hannah Dumbeck also stayed in the 40s with a 45.

Also for Norwalk, Chloe Thomas shot a 54, followed by Noelle Jackson (58), Carmen Krichbaum (63) and Scarlett Krichbaum (77).

Norwalk visits Olmsted Falls in a non-league match today.

St. Paul 206, Vermilion 245

NORWALK — The host Flyers topped visiting Vermilion at Eagle Creek behind a new personal-best low score by Miller Hosack (44).

Also for St. Paul, Catherine Juby shot a 53, followed by Sara Scavuzzo (49) and Raquel Taggart (54).

Scoring as well for the Flyers was Tori Pocos (55), Brooke Bleile (55), Cassie Baker (56), Grace Gillen (56), Sammy Lippert (59) and Amelia Rospert (75).

BOYS GOLF

Clyde 173, Norwalk 179

CLYDE — In a SBC Lake division matchup of the top two teams a year ago, it was the Fliers besting visiting Norwalk by six strokes on Wednesday at Green Hills golf course.

For the Truckers, Zach Crane tied with Clyde’s Tyler Dearth as match medalist, with the pair both shooting a 42. Also for Norwalk, Carter Kluding had a 43, followed by Kyle Smith (4), Gavin Koelsch (48), Justin Sommers (49) and Noah Scheel (53).

New London 343, Black River 432

NOVA — The Wildcats traveled to Rolling Acres in Nova and topped Black River in a 18-hole non-league match on Wednesday.

For New London (4-0), Ben Crawshaw was medalist (38-40—78), while Jaylin Moffit (40-43—83) and Sean Armold (42-42—84) were next. Also scoring for the ‘Cats was Sean Andolsek (47-51—98), Luke Smith (57-53—110) and Caileigh Kropka (64-65—129).

New London travels to Plymouth next Monday for a Firelands Conference match.

Willard 169, Margaretta 178

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes shot their way past visiting Margaretta in an SBC Bay division match on Wednesday.

For Willard, Kolin McKelvey led the team with a 39, while Ian Brown added a 41 and Will Lindenberger had a 44. Also scoring for the Crimson Flashes was Trey Mock (45), Micah Dawson (46) and Mitchell Carnagan (48).

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