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Girls Tennis Season Underway with Full Week Ahead

Posted on: August 19, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  With just one senior returning, the 2018 varsity Lady Eagles are a relatively young but experienced squad after losing just two players from the 2017 team to graduation.  Mike Neverman will serve as the varsity coach for 2018, and will look to continue to build on the skills and experience gained last season when the Eagles finished sixth at the ECC tournament, just two points shy of fifth place.


TEAM PREVIEW:   Leading the returning varsity squad is junior Emme Thomas. Thomas received ECC all-conference honorable mention recognition for the 2017 season. After playing varsity doubles in 2016, Thomas played first singles last year and finished fifth in the ECC Tournament.  Classmate Emma Neal returns for her third year with valuable experience, primarily in doubles play in 2016 and 2017.  Senior Sam Miller and juniors Liv Bailey and Jackie Hooper return as well. New to the varsity team in 2018; juniors Tiffany Lau and Ashley Stamper, and freshman Elise Ostrander. 

The team opened the season on Mon., Aug. 13 with a 1-4 loss to Seven Hills High School.


A LOOK AHEAD:  The Eagles have a full schedule ahead in the coming week, including a pair of conference matches; Milford hosts Kings and will travel to West Clermont.  The Lady Eagles will also see Mariemont, #7 in the Div. II poll.

  • Monday, 8/20:             Milford @ Seton High School, Panther Athletic Complex (Elder), 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 8/21:             Kings High School @ Milford, 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 8/22:        Milford @ Mariemont High School, Mariemont Tennis Courts, 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, 8/23:           Milford @ West Clermont High School, 4:30 pm


POLL WATCH: Week two of the area coaches’ poll finds Mason again at the top with thirteen first place votes.  However, Sycamore, who was ranked second in the preseason poll, fell to fourth while St. Ursula and Ursuline Academy each moved up.  The ECC’s Turpin held onto fifth, and Loveland moved up to sixth from tenth.  Walnut Hills moved up as well, from tenth to ninth.  Milford entered the poll with one vote, joining Anderson (12) and Kings (1) in receiving votes.  Find the most recent poll HERE.

Prior poll: Mason sits atop the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll for week one, followed by perennial programs Sycamore, St. Ursula, Ursuline Academy, and the ECC’s Turpin.  Lakota East, Mt. Notre Dame and Lakota West sit sixth through eighth, while Loveland and Walnut Hills begin the year in ninth and tenth.  West Clermont (4) and Kings (1) received votes, while Milford did not receive any votes in the early season polls.