Lady Buc netters open season with some near misses


BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc tennis team is off to an 0-3 start to the season but they easily could be a 2-1 squad with a few breaks going their way.

Two of their losses were by a single match, losing their opener to Elkins by a 4-3 score and to John Marshall by that same 4-3 score.

Their other setback was a 6-1 loss to University.

Against Elkins in their opener, Johnna Smith earned the lone individual win at No. 2.

The Lady Bucs recorded a pair of wins in doubles as Smith and Caitlyn Wendling won at No. 2 and Kayla Hurst and Iris Tenney won at No. 3.

Against University, Hurt and Tenney picked up the lone B-U win at No. 3 doubles.

At John Marshall, Smith and Wendling won at No. 2 and No. 4 singles action while Hurst and Tenney won at No. 3 doubles.

B-U’s No. 1 Ashton Hollen lost a heartbreaker to Miranda Taylor, 9-8 (7-4).

Rain has played havoc with the early part of the Lady Bucs’ schedule as they had postponements against Lincoln, Morgantown, North Marion, Wheeling Park and Brooke.

They were slated to play six matches in a busy week last week.

They will return to action today when they host East Fairmont at 4 p.m.

The Lady Bucs will travel to Clarksburg Tuesday for a 4 p.m. clash with Robert C. Byrd.

The results:

Elkins 4                                                                              Buckhannon-Upshur 3

Singles

No. 1 – Alli Dolly (Elk.) def. Ashton Hollen, 8-3

No. 2 – Johnna Smith (B-U) def. Presley Bates, 8-5

No. 3 – Satsuki Toni (Elk.) def. Madison Wamsley, 8-2

No. 4 – Sarah Rager (Elk.) def. Caitlyn Wendling, 8-1

Doubles

No. 1 – Dolly and Toni (Elk.) def. Hollen and Wamsley, 8-5

No. 2 – Smith and Wendling (B-U) def. Bates and Heidi Daniels, 8-6

No. 3 – Kayla Hurst and Iris Tenney (B-U) def. Sarah Rager and Michelle Murphy, 8-2

University 6                                                                           Buckhannon-Upshur 1

Singles

No. 1 – Maya Gharib (U) def. Ashton Hollen, 9-7

No. 2 – Leah Gharib (U) def. Johnna Smith, 8-4

No. 3 – Grace Valenzuela (U) def. Madison Wamsley, 8-4

No. 4 – Taylor Dallon (U) def. Iris Tenney, 8-3

Doubles

No. 1 – M. Gharib and L. Gharib (U) def. Hollen and Wamsley, 8-2

No. 2 – Valenzuela and Dallon (U)  def. Smith and Jessica Lane, 8-3

No. 3 – Kayla Hurst and Tenney (B-U) def. Lcuy  Rohr and Clara Lehki, 8-3

John Marshall 4                                                                   Buckhannon-Upshur 3

Singles

No. 1 – Miranda Taylor (JM) def. Ashton Hollen, 8-3

No. 2 – Johnna Smith (B-U) def. Mackenzie Whorton, 8-6

No. 3 – Emily Wright (JM) def. Madison Wamsley, 8-3

No. 4 – Caitlyn Wendling (B-U) def. Randa Omear, 8-2

Doubles

No. 1 – Taylor and Whorton (JM) def. Hollen and Wamsley, 9-8

No. 2 – Wright and Omear (JM) def. Smith and Wendling, 8-4

No. 3 –  Kayla Hurst and Iris Tenney (B-U) def. Sabrena Palmer and Lauren Tekely, 8-3.

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