Girls Tennis Division 1 Sectional Results
Division 1 girl’s varsity tennis sectional tournament took place on October 1, with the final rounds on Monday, October 3. Kenston advanced four of their players to the district tourmament including Shea Marks, Kieirstan Kure, Mandy Marchant, and Natasha Birze.
Mandy Marchant and Natasha Birze went into the tournament together playing doubles at the first seed position. Shea Marks and Kieirstan Kure also played together in doubles starting at the fourth seed. Kendall Althans, Kathleen Swanson, and Miranda Kyle all played singles.
Althans and Kyle won their first rounds and Swanson won her first two before being knocked out of the tournament; all three putting up tough fights.
At the semi final round, Kenston’s Mandy Marchant and Natasha Birze advanced to the championship match by defeating Solon’s Tinisee Kandakai and Jamie Marks, 6-0, 6-2. Kenston’s Kieirstan Kure and Shea Marks had a close match with Mayfield’s Fukamachi and Vizelman, but ended up losing 6-4, 6-1.
Claiming the championship title Marchant and Birze defeated Mayfield’s Mitsuki Fukamachi and Jamie Vizelman 6-3, 6-3, ultimately finishing first place in sectionals. Marks and Kure won a long and grueling match in a third set against Solon’s Kandakai and Marks with the scores of 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 claiming third place. Marchant, Birze, Marks, and Kure are all advancing to districts in two weeks! Make sure to wish them luck!