OA Wins Third Consecutive Girls Tennis Sectional Championship
The Oldenburg Academy girls tennis team defeated East Central 3-2 Saturday (5/19) morning to win the IHSAA Sectional #60 Championship at South Dearborn, their third title in as many seasons. The Lady Twisters swept the singles play throughout the tournament with a 9-0 record from their top three players. On Saturday versus East Central, Gretchen Wilder defeated Abby Sweeney 6-4, 6-2 in the #1 singles position. Sarah Wilder defeated Clare Streuwing 6-2, 6-2 to take #2 singles. Chrissy Wanstrath defeated Audrey Bradley 6-1, 6-2 in #3 singles. East Central was victorious in both doubles matches with Ivy Glaser and Hannah Hanauer falling 6-0, 6-0 at #1 doubles and Claire Dickey and Ella Lamping losing in 3 sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 at #2 doubles. The Twisters defeated Milan 3-2 in the quarterfinal round Wednesday and defeated Batesville 3-2 Thursday in the semifinal. The team record improves to 15-6 on the season.
The Twisters advance to the Regional Semifinals and will take on New Castle at Richmond High School Tuesday (5/22) at 4:30 pm. If the team is victorious on Tuesday, they will play in the Regional Final at Richmond on Wednesday (5/23) at 4:30 pm against the winner of Tuesday’s Richmond/Franklin County match. If the team emerges as Regional Champions, the Semi-State takes place this Saturday (5/26) at Center Grove High School at 10:00 am.
The Lady Twister tennis team becomes just the third team in school history to win three consecutive sectional championships. The baseball team accomplished the feat in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and the volleyball team did so in 2001, 2002, and 2003. The tennis team is coached by head coach Mark Wilder and assistant coach Bill Wanstrath.