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By Jeremy Erskine jerskine@civitasmedia.com



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CAMDEN — Preble Shawnee started their season off strong, finishing the week with a 2-0 record. The Arrows traveled to Eaton on Monday, Aug. 11, where they defeated the Eagles 3-2.


“It’s nice to start the season with a win. Brooklyn (Hubbard) and Ashlyn (Hubbard) played very well especially this early in the year,” said head coach Dave Hubbard. “Kortney (Quillen) played some great tennis and just missed a singles sweep for us. She went up against a very tenacious player in Rebecca Wolf tonight who played her heart out for the win.”


In No. 1 singles, Preble Shawnee’s B. Hubbard was able to defeat Eaton’s Tess Flynn in straight sets, winning both sets 6-0. A. Hubbard was also able to win in straight sets, defeating Eaton’s Kaitlyn Mt. Castle 6-0 in both sets as well.


In the No. 3 singles match, Eaton’s Wolf was able to defeat Quillen in the first and third sets by a score of 6-4 in both. Quillen beat Wolf in the second set 7-6 (7-4).


In the No. 1 doubles match, Preble Shawnee’s team of Sidney Quillen and Molly Curtis were able to defeat Eaton’s Maria Kern and Kyra Houle in straight sets (6-3, 6-1).


“Sidney and Molly came through for us as well and sealed the win. We did a lot of good things tonight but we also exposed some things we need to work on. Overall, it was a very good effort by all our girls,” said Hubbard.


Finishing off the match was Eaton’s team of Hannah Rose and Barbara Ann Grant, who were able to defeat Preble Shawnee’s Megan Howell and Rebecca Richardson in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).


The Arrows then took on Edgewood, winning the match 4-1.


B. Hubbard (6-3, 2-6, 6-4), A. Hubbard (6-1, 7-6(3)), and Quillen (6-4, 6-2) were all able to win their singles matches on the evening.


The doubles team Quillen and Curtis were able to defeat Edgewood’s Gina Hamey and Jennifer Withrow as well (6-1, 5-7, 6-4).


The No. 2 doubles team of Howell and Maddie Borad fell to Edgewood’s Julia Muse and Maria Flowers, however (1-6, 3-6).


“I’m really proud of our girls tonight. This was a much closer match than the score indicated. We had a lot of great individual efforts tonight,” said Hubbard.


The wins move the Arrows’ overall records to 2-0 (0-0).


Preble Shawnee traveled to Valley View on Monday before opening league play at Madison on Tuesday. They will travel to Trotwood on Wednesday before finishing off the week against another league opponent Milton on Thursday.


The Eaton girls tennis squad finished off the week with a record of 1-2, falling to Preble Shawnee on Monday, Aug. 11.


They then traveled to Northridge on Tuesday, Aug. 12, sweeping the Vikings 5-0.


The Eagles’ No. 1 singles player Tess Flynn defeated Thammy Tran in straight sets (6-1, 6-3). She was followed by Kaitlyn Mt. Castle (6-4, 6-4) and Rebecca Wolf (6-3, 6-4), who both also won in straight sets.


The doubles teams of Maria Kern/Kyra Houle and Hannah Rose/Barbara Ann Grant did not lose a single game for the evening, both winning 6-0 in both sets.


The win brought the Eagles’ overall record to 1-1 (0-0).


The squad would then play Miami Valley at home, where they would be swept 5-0.


Flynn was defeated 1-6 in both sets. Mt. Castle was able to win a two games in the first set of her night, but was eventually defeated 2-6 and 1-6. Wolf also put forth a strong effort for the Eagles, losing her first match 1-6 and losing her second match in a tie breaker 6-7 (4-7).


Kern/Houle would drop both sets 2-6 and 1-6 as well. Finishing off the evening was the team of Rose and Grant, who were also defeated in straight sets (1-6, 1-6).


The loss drops the Eagles to 1-2 (0-0) overall on the season.


Eaton hosted Dixie on Monday before opening up league play on the road against Franklin on Tuesday. They will travel to Bellbrook on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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