Leo takes five top spots in ACAC tennis tourney
JUST OUT OF REACHâ€” Despite being the number one seed, ACâ€™s Abby Snyder (above) and Katie Carroll were upset by Leoâ€™s number one duo in the ACAC finals Saturday in Monroe. Snyder/Carroll still earned conference first team as did Whitney Peterson and Jenna Lehman in singles play. (Photo by Paul Yoder)
MONROE— The Leo Lady Lions dominated the ACAC tennis match at Adams Central’s home Saturday afternoon earning all three first-team conference spots in singles as well as two spots as the top doubles team as well.
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Jen Timbrook won the singles title for the Lions after earning a first-round bye as Leo’s number one player. She defeated Olivia Mishler in the quarters 6-1, 6-2 after AC’s number 3 upset Maddie Graber of South Adams 6-4, 2-6, (11-13).
AC’s Jenna Lehman defeated SA’s Maddy Kloepper in a super tie-break 6-3, 1-6, (10-5) to advance to the quarters against Bluffton’s number one Rachel Bertsch. Lehman downed Bertsch in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to get to Timbrook. The Leo junior bested Lehman in the semi-finals 6-2, 6-2.
In the bottom bracket for singles play, Annya Molman (#3) upset Lauren Stauffer of Bluffton (#2) 6-4, 6-2, then set her sights on AC’s number one Whitney Peterson where she won in a super tie-break set 6-3, 4-6, (6-10).
Leo’s Haley Parker defeated the Starfires’ Brittany Potts 7-5, 6-0 in the quarters but lost to teammate Mohlman in the semis 6-4, 5-7, (8-10) setting up an all-Leo final where Timbrook won with ease 6-2, 6-2.
In the third place match, Parker defeated AC’s Lehman 6-0, 6-2 giving all three top slots to Leo. Lehman was honored with second team as was Peterson who won her fifth place final over Bertsch 6-3, 7-5.
Central’s Abby Snyder and Katie Carroll were the favorites to win doubles as the top seed as they bested Lea Hughbanks and Ashton Heidenreich of Leo in the opening round 6-2, 6-2. The AC duo would go on to beat the Stars’ Kylea Pierce and Riley Liechty in the semi-finals 6-1, 6-2 but were upset by Leo’s number one duo of Abbey Keele and Seven Weiland in the championship 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). The loss was the first of the year for Snyder/Carroll.