Batavia has turned in the best efforts of late among Clermont County’s high school varsity tennis teams. Milford and Glen Este have been winning a share of their games, too.
Batavia has won seven of its first 10 games and is 6-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division to be in the thick of the competition in that race.
“They’ve been playing fine. The singles guys have played real well,” said coach Jon Nau.
Chase Miller, senior first singles, and Tim Burns, senior second singles, have the the most outstanding.
“There has been some pleasant surprises,” said Nau. “Nathan Sisodia (sophomore third singles) has become a very capable singles player.”
Nau foresees a bright future for the Green and White.
The first and second singles have been playing well all year and we’ll be losing them and one other senior, but we’ll have five returning players,” Nau said.
The Bulldogs nipped Bethel-Tate 3-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division confrontation. The winners for the Green and White were Chase Miller (first singles) 7-5, 6-3, Tim Burns (second singles) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, and Nathan Sisodia (third singles) 7-6, 6-4. The triumphant Tigers were Alexis Wagner and David Willenbrink (first doubles) 6-1, 7-6, and Josh Hallgath and Tyler Hess (second doubles) 6-2, 6-0.
The county seaters shut out Clermont Northeastern 5-0 in a non-division Southern Buckeye Conference game. The winners were Miller 6-0, 6-0, Burns 6-1, 6-1, Sisodia 6-0, 6-0, Luke Bradburn and Chad Moles (first doubles) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and Alec Bowling and Jonathan Moon (second doubles) 6-2, 6-4.
Goshen was another Batavia victim 4-1. The 'Dogs' victorious were Miller 6-1, 6-2, Burns 6-3, 6-4, Sisodia 6-3, 6-1, and Bradburn and Moles 6-1, 6-1. The Warriors' second doubles of Kincaid and Reese triumphed 6-3, 7-5.
The Eagles blanked Harrison's Wildcats 5-0 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division encounter. The winning Red and White were Andrew Bunker (first singles) 6-0, 6-0, Kevin Rogers (second singles) 6-0, 6-0, Kyle Duffy (third singles) 6-0, 6-0, Gil Marchant and Nate Marchant (first doubles) 6-0, 6-0, and Nolan Salazar and Wagner (second doubles) 6-2, 6-0.
Milford also whitewashed Winton Woods' Warriors 5-0 in another Buckeye Division fray in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The successful members wearing the Red and White were Bunker 6-1, 6-1, Rogers 6-1, 6-4, Duffy 6-0, 6-0, Marchant and Marchant 6-0, 6-1, and Salazar and Wagner 6-0, 6-0.
Madeira's Mustangs managed to score just one single point in this non-conference confrontation, 4-1. The conquering Clermont countians were Bunker 6-1, 6-3, Rogers 6-2, 6-0, Marchant and Marchant 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-1, and Salzar and Wagner 6-1, 6-4.
Moeller managed to stop the Red and White 3-2. Bunker 6-1, 6-2 and Duffy 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 were the winning Clermont countians.
The Trojans defeated Miami Valley Christian's Lions 5-0 in a non-conference contest. The winners in Purple and White were Kyle Barrett (first singles) 6-2, 7-6, Alex Von Moll (second singles) 6-0, 6-2, Chris Slone (third singles) 6-1, 6-0, Nick Barker and Trenton Seitz (first doubles) 6-3, 6-1, and Morgan Carver and Chris Henegar (second doubles) 6-1, 6-0.
In an inner-county, non-conference clash, Glen Este knocked off New Richmond 4-1. The winning Trojans were Barrett 6-0, 6-0, Von Moll 6-3, 6-1, Slone 7-5, 6-1, and Barker and Seitz 6-3, 7-5. The point scored by the Red and Black was by Nick Groman and Eric Hays (second doubles) 6-0, 6-2.
Anderson's Redskins tripped the Trojans 4-1 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The GE point was earned by Barrett 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
The Barons were held scoreless by Walnut Hills' Eagles 5-0, and Western Brown's Broncos 5-0. The former was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division game and the latter was a non-conference contest.