BLUFFTON — The host Pirates pushed two matches to three sets in a 5-0 Wednesday girls tennis loss to Shawnee.
Singles players Alotus Wei and Aria Patel and the doubles team of Sanjana Rajasekaram and Katie Clark won their matches in straight sets.
Shawnee’s Kunmi Ojo was pushed to a third set by Erin Hotmire as were teammates Marley Evans and Kaylyn Frisby against Caity Zimmerman and Emma Klinger.
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LIMA — Singles players Olivia Kesner, Anna Janowski and Madie Brinkman and the doubles teams of
Maddie Moore and Ally Oravitz and Morgan Chaney and Kenya Manley all won their matches.
BLUFFTON — Aaron Belcher (36) was medalist and combined with Bluffton teammates Braeden Edwards (45), Cole Riverdale (208) was second followed by Lima Senior (237). Latrelle Moore’s 46 was the low round for Lima Senior.
OTTAWA — Ottoville had the low team total of 199 followed by Columbus Grove (196) and Fort Jennings (241).
Medalist Andy Schimmoeller (44), Zach Knippen (51), Dylan Kemper (52) and Evan Turnwald (52) contributed to the team total.
Columbus Grove’s Jacob Oglesbee (46) and Fort Jennings’ Simon Smith and Will Calvelage (58 each) had the low rounds for their respective schools.
Parkway 182, Coldwater 192
CELINA — Medalist Mason Baxter (40), Clayton Agler (45), Jack Wehe (47) and Seth Stukey (50) combined for the winning team score. Nathan Kaiser and Trey Wolters each shot 47 to lead Coldwater.
WAPAKONETA — Medalist Tanner Sweede (41), Logan Miller (42), Dusty Haggard (43) and Drew Zwiebel (45) combined for Wapak’s winning score of 171 followed by Russia (203) and New Bremen (212).
Devon Thieman led New Bremen with a 50.
St. Henry 172, Fort Recovery 212
Medalist Kyle Naumann (37), Rylee Deitsch (41) and Seth King, Ryan Grieshop and Reed Koesters (47 each) combined for the winning score at the Mercer County Elks.
Grant Knapke led Fort Recovery with a 44.
DELPHOS — Medalist Cade McGarvey (41), Cole Heller (45), Hunter Kauser (46) and Fletcher Cook (48) combined for Paulding winning score of 180 followed by Crestview (192) and Delphos Jefferson (202).
Crestview’s Caden Hurless (44) and Delphos Jefferson’s Braxton Scalf (46) had the low rounds for their respective squads.
PAYNE — Maggie Gray’s fifth-score total of 51 won the tiebreaker for Shawnee, which tied Wayne Trace at 179. Co-medalist Raegan Wheeler (41), Megan Spainhower (46), Morgan Altenbach (46) and Taylor Burgess (46) also contributed to the winning team effort.
Wayne Trace’s Gracie Gudakunst was the other co-medalist and Shiann Craft led Lincolnview with a 49.
Parkway 218, Coldwater 250
Medalist Hayley Stucke (52), Autumn Ellis (53), Mecaylah Hesse (54) and Lauren Henderson (59) combined for the winning total at the Mercer County Elks.
Payton Kunk led Coldwater with a 55.
St. Henry (187) defeated Marion Local (227) and Fort Recovery (255) at the Mercer County Elks.
Medalist Karlee Staugler (44), Allyson Hemmelgarn (46), Ellen Naumann (46) and Elizabeth Rockwell and Claire Clune (51 each) combined for the winning total. Marion Local’s Maddie Smith (52) and Fort Recovery’s Kristin Keller (55) had the low rounds for their respective teams.
Wapakoneta 221, Bluffton 232
WAPAKONETA — Taylor West (51), Ali Wayman (52), Allison Kohlrieger (58) and Addie Place (60) combined for the winning total.
Bluffton’s Alivia Koenig was medalist with a 48.
Bluffton: Alivia Koenig 48, Kennedy Coughlan 50, Lily Shadie 58, Morgan Auchmuty 76.
Wapak: Taylor West 51, Ali Wayman 52, Allison Kohlrieger 58, Addie Place 60.
Swimming & diving
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee High School is seeking a varsity dive coach for the 2017-2018 season. Those interested should contact the athletic office at 419-998-8024.
to win OAC
ADA — Ohio Northern will look to defend its regular season and conference tournament titles in 2017 as it was picked to finish first in the league in the coaches preseason poll.
Northern returns to the court in 2017 after posting a perfect 9-0 record in conference play a season ago and finishing 27-4 overall.
The Polar Bears received 80 points in the poll and eight first place votes, while Mount Union came in second with 67 points and one first place vote and Heidelberg rounded out the top-3 with 65 points.
ONU also is ranked No. 22 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll.
ONU will open its season on Sept. 1 as it hosts the 39th Annual ONU Invitational and takes on Case Western Reserve at 2 pm under the guidance of 27th-year head coach Kate Witte.
Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.