Tippecanoe has perfect day at D-II girls tennis sectional; Milton-Union doubles team advances


TROY — It doesn’t happen often.

But, the Tippecanoe girls tennis team pulled off a perfect day at the Troy D-II sectional tournament Tuesday.

Eleven matches, 11 straight set victories — advancing all three singles players and both doubles teams to the semifinals and earning district tournament berths.

The Milton-Union top seeded doubles team of Shannon Brumbaugh and Taylor Falb showed why, also advancing to the district tournament.


Top seed Mira Patel cruised to the semifinals without dropping a game.

She defeated Sophie Clay of Kenton Ridge 6-0 6-0 and Delanie Miller of Northwestern 6-0, 6-0.

Second seed Mia Tobias did the same, defeating Lily Rowland of Greenon 6-0, 6-0 and Sadie Lance of Grenville 6-0.

Fourth seed Ellie Waibel defeated Julia Easton of Bellefontaine 6-2, 6-0, Noelle Bench of Brookville 6-2, 6-2 and Ava Sullivan of Kenton Ridge 6-4, 6-2.

In the semifinals Saturday at 9 a.m., Patel will play Wobel and Tobias will play third seed Mary Yeager of Northwestern.

In doubles, third seed Eliza Zweizig and Nicki Bauer defeated Brookville 6-0, 6-0 and Maggie Black and Avalynn Barton of Milton-Union 6-1, 6-3.

Fourth seed Riya Patel and Lilly McDowell defeated Bellefontaine 6-0, 6-0 and Lehman Catholic’s Annie Stiver and Macie Verdier 6-2, 6-2.

In the semifinal Saturday, Zweizig and Bauer will play the second seed from Northwestern and Patel and McDowell will face Brumbaugh and Falb.


Brumbaugh and Falb dropped just one game in advancing.

They defeated Greenon 6-0, 6-0 and Northwestern 6-1, 6-0 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.

The doubles team of Black and Barton had defeated Greenville 6-0, 6-1 before running into the Tippecanoe team.

In singles, Milton-Union’s Ellie Coate defeated Lilly Williams 6-1, 6-1 before losing to Sullivan of Kenton Ridge 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Paige Barnes defeated Aryuana Wermter of Greenon 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 before losing to Courtney Sims of Bellefontaine 6-0, 6-1.

Amelia Black lost to Lance of Greenville 6-0, 6-0.


Tim Ungericht’s team may not have had any district qualifiers, but finished off a 9-3 season on Monday.

In singles, Taylor Reineke lost to Ellie Benson of Greenon 6-1, 6-4; Mary Lins lost to Rowland of Greenon 6-1, 6-4 and Lilly Williams lost to Coate of Milton-Union 6-1, 6-1.

Both doubles teams won a match.

Stiver and Verdier defeated Brookville 6-2, 6-1 before running into Tippecanoe and Madi Gleason and Emma Covault defeated Kenton Ridge 7-5, 6-3 before losing to the second seeds from Northwestern.

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