Lady Aviators off to strong start


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



The Butler girls tennis team is back row, left to right, Cierra Christner, Hannah Scarpelli, Rachel Burton, Lindsay Woodruff, Erin Dean, Cora Grant, Bella Lennartz, Madison Peyton, Coach-Amanda Paul front row, left to right, Jo Velasco, Rachel Shively, Chloe Marstellar, Ashley Hess, Jenna Albezreh, Xia Lin, Alyssa Belcher, and Elizabeth Huddleson. Not pictured is Allison Baker


Photo courtesy Easterling Studio

TIPP CITY — The Butler Lady Aviators had a strong showing at the Schroeder tennis tournament on Saturday in Tipp City. The ladies placed second overall with Madison Peyton taking second at first singles; Allison Baker winning the second singles; Xia Lin claiming second in the third singles division; Jenna Albezreh and Ashley Hess placing fourth at first doubles; and Hannah Scarpelli and Rachel Burton finishing second at second doubles.

“We are off to a good start,” said head coach Amanda Paul. “We have had three 5-0 wins against Fairborn, Stebbins, and Trotwood. We just placed 2nd at the Schroeder Tournament and were only 1 point behind Troy, who placed 1st. We had a close loss to Fairmont, but played well. We are currently 3-3. The girls have showed a lot of improvement since last season. Many of the girls worked hard over the summer and participated in a lot of camps and clinics. We have a very good, and hard working group this year. I am excited to see what the rest of the season will bring.”

Butler will play at West Carrollton, Beavercreek, Xenia, and Northmont this week.

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Madison Peyton, Allison Baker and Xia Lin were all winners in singles. The teams of Ashley Hess and Jenna Albezreh and Hannah Scarpelli and Rachel Burton were winners in doubles.

The Lady Aviators are now 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division with shut out wins over Stebbins (5-0) and Fairborn (5-0). Records against teams in the American North and American South Divisions are combined for divisional play.

The Butler girls tennis team is back row, left to right, Cierra Christner, Hannah Scarpelli, Rachel Burton, Lindsay Woodruff, Erin Dean, Cora Grant, Bella Lennartz, Madison Peyton, Coach-Amanda Paul front row, left to right, Jo Velasco, Rachel Shively, Chloe Marstellar, Ashley Hess, Jenna Albezreh, Xia Lin, Alyssa Belcher, and Elizabeth Huddleson. Not pictured is Allison Baker
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/08/web1_GirlsTennis.jpgThe Butler girls tennis team is back row, left to right, Cierra Christner, Hannah Scarpelli, Rachel Burton, Lindsay Woodruff, Erin Dean, Cora Grant, Bella Lennartz, Madison Peyton, Coach-Amanda Paul front row, left to right, Jo Velasco, Rachel Shively, Chloe Marstellar, Ashley Hess, Jenna Albezreh, Xia Lin, Alyssa Belcher, and Elizabeth Huddleson. Not pictured is Allison Baker Photo courtesy Easterling Studio

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

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