XENIA — The Butler Aviator tennis team remained unbeaten in league play this week after wins over West Carrollton, Beavercreek, and Xenia. The Aviators are now 8-1 overall after dropping a 3-2 match versus Springboro and 5-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North.
On Thursday, the Aviators traveled to Xenia and won a 5-0 match.
At first singles Xia Lin defeated Alexis McClelland 6-1, 6-0, Rachel Burton defeated Jaedan Thomas 6-0, 6-1 at second singles, and Erin Dean defeated Autumn McCray 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, Ashely Hess and Hanna Scarpelli swept Ally Baker and Anna Carlson 6-0, 6-0 and at second singles Tori Studebaker and Jo Velasco defeated Leah Pagett and Allison Shaw 6-0, 6-0.
Butler 3, Beavercreek 2
BEAVERCREEK — The Aviators traveled to Beavercreek on Wednesday and escaped with a narrow 3-2 victory.
Lin defeated Dhira Venkatramani 6-4, 6-1 at first singles and Dean defeated Kensie Lutz 6-0, 6-2 at third singes. Burton lost to Beavercreek’s Julia Bays 6-0, 6-0.
Beavercreek took the first singles match as Katie-Ann Woehl and Taylor Schaaf defeated Hess and Scarpelli 6-4, 6-2. Butler won the match in the second singles as Studebaker and Velasco lost the first set but rebounded to win the final two over Chloe Stanforth and Courtney Knight by a score of 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Butler 5, West Carrollton 0
VANDALIA — Butler breezed to victory over the visiting Pirates of West Carrollton on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Lin won at first singles 6-0, 6-0 over Kaci Ha, Dean defeated Munira Aripova at second singles 6-0, 6-0, and Butler claimed third singles by default.
Hess and Scarpelli downed Taylor MacDonald and Jillian Wagner 6-0, 6-0 at first singles while Studebaker and Burton defeated Julia King and Iyana Perkins 6-0, 6-0 at second singles.
Springboro 3, Butler 2
VANDALIA — The Aviators suffered their first defeat of the season in a tight match with the visiting Springboro Panthers on Monday.
Lin won a touch match at first singles over Katelyn Mazurek 7-6 (5), 6-2, while Boro’s Alyssa McGarvey won second singles over Burton 6-0, 6-0. Springboro also took third singles with Dean falling to Kiley Preston 7-6 (6), 6-0.
The teams split the doubles matches with Hess and Scarpelli winning over Springboro’s Savannah Woodruff and Emily Rives 6-2, 6-1 at first doubles while the Panthers’ Claire Sullivan and Hellen Tiffin defeated Studebaker and Velasco 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles.
Butler hosts Loveland in the second round of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association team tournament on Friday and then will travel to Alter on Tuesday.
Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.