VERSAILLES — Last week, the Troy Trojan girls golf team defeated the Tippecanoe Red Devils at Echo Hills to open the season.
Thursday, the Red Devils turned things around.
Erika Brownlee — who was the medalist in that opening-day match last week — was the individual runner-up with an 81 Thursday, leading Tippecanoe to a victory at the Versailles invitational with a team score of 361.
Troy was the runner-up team-wise with a 376 and Versailles was third with 386.
Sammie Rowland was fifth overall with a 90 and Ally Chitwood was tied for sixth with 91, with Tori Merrick rounding things out with a 99.
Caroline Elsass-Smith led the Trojans with 87, fourth overall on the day. Ali Helman was eighth with a 94, Caitlin Dowling shot 97 and LeeAnn Black shot 98. Hannah Wright added a 111 and Natalie Henson shot 118.
Covington was ninth with 513. Addison Metz shot 123, Sadie Canan shot 127, Kelsey McReynolds shot 134, Megan Alexander shot 135 and Sydney Blanton shot 139.
On Wednesday, the Trojans defeated Alter 188-206 in a dual match at Yankee Trace. Dowling led the way with a 44, Helman shot 46 and Black shot 47 on that night.
Troy heads to the Skyhawk Invitational on Monday, the same day Tippecanoe travels to Ben Logan for a Central Buckeye Conference dual.
* Boys Golf
GREENVILLE — The Troy Trojans finished off a long of golf with their third 18-hole tournament in four days on Thursday, but they couldn’t get their third win in a row, finishing second with 322 to Beavercreek’s 306 at the Greenville Invitational at Turtle Creek.
“We’ve played a lot of holes this week,” Troy boys golf coach Mark Evilsizor said. “This week was a test to see how well the boys hang in there, We just couldn’t get any momentum going, didn’t have a lot of birdies.”
Grant Kasler led the way with a 77, Troy Moore shot 79, Peyton Wheat and Matt Monnin each shot 83 and Dalton Cascaden shot 87.
Troy hosts Miamisburg and Centerville at Troy Country Club on Monday.
“Now we get to the more normal part of the season,” Evilsizor said. “We did not do well in this match (against Miamisburg and Centerville) last year, so hopefully we can bring our best game Monday.”
TROY — With six of its seven players back from last year, Northmont proved to be a tough test for the Troy tennis team to open the season with in a 3-2 loss Thursday.
Both of Troy’s wins came at doubles. At first doubles, Maddie Kleptz and Marina Wehrkamp won 6-4, 7-5, and at second doubles, Akaria Nagata and Zoey Scancarello won 7-5, 6-4.
At first singles, Hannah Essick lost 6-1, 6-4. At second singles, Maggie Hennessy lost 6-4, 6-1. At third singles, Ashley Bruns lost 6-3, 6-1.
“Northmont returns all three of its singles players and three of its doubles players from last year,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “Hannah played a very good second set, losing to one of the area’s top singles players. Maggie played a strong first set and Ashley held her own against a very good third singles player.
“Northmont has experience doubles teams, and I was encouraged by our not-giving-in attitude and steady play at both first and second doubles.”
Troy (0-1) travels to Fairmont Monday.
M-U 3, KR 2;
Oakwood 5, M-U 0
OAKWOOD — Faced with a 5-0 loss to an always-tough Oakwood team, Milton-Union coach Sharon Paul wasn’t disheartened.
“I don’t know if there is such a thing as a good loss. But if there is, this was it,” Paul said. “I asked all my players to try to improve on their play from the previos day and to compete — and they did that.”
Claire Fetters was the only Bulldog to win a set, falling 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9) to Annika Aebker. At first singles, Brooke Falb lost 6-2, 6-4 to Sarah Haluschak. At third singles, Ashley Wombold lost 6-3, 6-1 to Emily Barker.
At first doubles, Lizzie Fetters and Maggie Gooslin lost 6-3, 6-3 to Chloe Gump and Sydney Corbean. And at second doubles, Heather Reynolds and Anna Brown lost 6-1, 6-2 to Vivi Raab and Lili Geiselman.
“Claire lost a heartbreaker, but she played a strong match,” Paul said. “We are a little short on experience, especially in doubles. We are still learning, but we are making progress.”
On Wednesday, the Bulldogs held off Kenton Ridge for a 3-2 win.
At first singles, Falb defeated Ashley Wallace 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Claire Fetters defeated Hannah Zawada 7-6 (5), 6-3. At third singles, Wombold defeated Cassandra Freshour 6-2, 6-3.
At first doubles, Lizzie Fetters and Gooslin lost 6-1, 6-4 to Kylie Redd and Olivia Zink. And at second doubles, Brown and Reynolds lost 6-0, 7-6 (2) to Hannah Hitchcock and Abby Baucant.
Milton-Union (2-1) plays at the Schroeder Tennis Center Invitational Saturday before hosting Greenville Monday.