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Girls Tennis To Celebrate Seniors in Week Ahead

Posted on: September 25, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  As the regular season winds down, the Eagles have a busy week ahead that includes a celebration of the team’s seniors prior to a date with Goshen on Wed., 9/27.  The MHS girls tennis team played to a sixth place finish at last week’s Eastern Cincinnati Conference tournament.


A LOOK BACK:   The Lady Eagles had a full week of action that began with a nonconference date on Mon., 9/19 with Springboro, who defeated Milford 0-5.  Despite an extremely competitive match, Emme Thomas fell to Rives 6-7, 4-6 at first singles.  Springboro’s Preston won at second singles 6-1, 6-1 over Jackie Hooper, and Leah Breuer was defeated at third singles 0-6, 1-6 by Carlson.  First doubles duo Sydney Daniels-Emma Neal lost to Botshon-Woodruff  0-6, 0-6, and Samantha Miller-Olivia Bailey lost 1-6, 2-6 at second doubles. 

The Eastern Cincinnati Conference Tournament, originally scheduled for Tues., Sept. 19, was rescheduled for Wed., Sept. 20 due to the weather forecast. The Lady Eagles finished sixth, just two points behind fifth place Anderson.  Turpin claimed the championship with forty-three points, taking first in four of the five events.  The top Eagle of the tournament was Emme Thomas, who finished fifth in first singles.  Jackie Hooper and Leah Breuer finished sixth in second and third singles respectively, as did Milford’s doubles teams; Emma Neal and Sydney Daniels at first doubles, and Olivia Bailey and Samantha Miller at second doubles.  Click HERE for full ECC tournament results.

Milford headed to Mason for a date with Mason B on Thurs., 9/21, and the Comets took the victory 5-0.  At first singles, Thomas lost 4-6, 2-6, and Hooper fell at second singles 0-6, 1-6.  Playing third singles, Miller lost 0-6, 0-6.  In a change at first doubles, the pair of Neal-Breuer fell 0-6, 0-6, while a new pairing of Shala Pachta with Olivia Bailey lost as well, 1-6, 1-6. 

The Eagles ended a busy week hosting Mariemont, ranked #7 in the coaches’ poll for Division II.  In singles play, Milford’s Thomas lost 2-6, 2-6, Hooper lost 1-6, 2-6, and Breuer fell 0-6, 1-6 in their respective matches.  Neal-Pachta lost 0-6, 2-6 at first doubles, and Mariemont won 0-6, 4-6 over the duo of Miller-Bailey.


A LOOK AHEAD:  Milford has three nonconference teams on the schedule in the week ahead, and will celebrate the seniors prior to Wednesday’s match with Goshen.  Seniors to be honored include Leah Breuer, Grace Ruhlman, Olivia Ruhlman, Sydney Daniels, and Shala Pachta.  Prior to senior night, the Eagles will take on St. Ursula, ranked #3 in last week’s area coaches’ poll.

  • Monday, 9/25:             Milford @ Princeton High School, 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 9/26:             St. Ursula @ Milford, 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 9/27:        Goshen High School @ Milford, 4:00 pm – SENIOR NIGHT

Looking ahead, the postseason is set to begin next week; seeding has taken place and the brackets will be released soon.


INSIDE THE ECC:  Turpin will win the Eastern Cincinnati Conference title, following a perfect 6-0 season in ECC play and the tournament win.  Loveland and Walnut Hills tied for second with 13 overall points, followed by Kings (10) and Anderson (8).   With six points, Milford will end the year in sixth, followed by West Clermont, who earned four points.

Click HERE for the ECC final standings.


POLL WATCH:  The 2017 season has not provided much movement in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s area coaches’ poll, and week seven is no exception.  Once again, no changes occurred in the top five, as Mason received the most votes followed by Ursuline Academy, St. Ursula, Sycamore and Turpin of the ECC. Loveland held at seventh, however the ECC’s Walnut Hills and Lakota West are now tied for ninth.  Though Milford did not receive votes, Kings (5) and Anderson (1) each received votes in the poll for week seven.