By John Lachmann
Sophomores Mason Geiman and Jake Walters won an incredibly close match at first singles to key Campbell County’s 4-1 win over Dixie Heights on Monday.
The duo improved to 6-2 on the season.
McDowell (CC) def. Nottingham, 6-0, 6-1; Bono (DH) def. Combs, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8; Boling (CC) def. Khan, 6-2, 6-2; Geiman-Walters (CC) def. Atkinson-Rigby, 6-7, 7-6, 11-9; Oldiges-Hyatt (CC) def. Thornsberry-Rasodo, 6-1, 6-3. RECORDS: Campbell County 3-3, Dixie Heights 0-2.
CONNER 3, SCOTT 2 – Freshman Nick Elleman improved to 6-0 with his second-singles win for the Cougars.
Berk (S) def. N. Eberhard, 6-2, 6-3; Elleman (C) def. Hannesse, 6-1, 6-3 ; Cooper (S) def. Zeevarrt, 6-1, 7-5; Garnett-J. Eberhard (C) def. Fox-Ashford, 6-0, 6-0; Ogato-Gil (C) def. McHale-Lucas, 6-0, 6-0. RECORDS: Conner 6-0, Scott 0-4.
RYLE 4, COOPER 1 – Freshman Jonah Shields improved to 3-0 at third singles for the Raiders.
Honschopp (C) def. O’Leary, 7-5, 6-0; Kalbaugh (R) def. Wiseman, 6-0, 6-1; Shields (R) def. Thomas, 6-1, 6-2; Geis-Hudak (R) def. Brandel-Holland, 6-2, 6-2; Hawtrey-McNichol (R) def. Civille-Lawrence, 6-2, 6-1. RECORDS: Ryle 5-0, Cooper 2-3.
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