Fugett to play in tennis district second straight year
MASON - For the second consecutive year, Blanchester senior Daniel Fugett has qualified for the Division II district tennis tournament.
BHS coach Scott Shepard believes Fugett is the first Blanchester tennis player to qualify for the district tournament two straight years.
Fugett, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, will face the No. 1 seed, Henize of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in the semifinal round Saturday at MHS.
"In addition to Daniel, in my 14 years (as head coach), only two doubles teams have qualified for districts," Shepard said. "So his back to back district qualifying seasons is quite an achievement."
Fugett defeated Nick Ratliff of Clinton-Massie, Bell of Fenwick and Anderson of Finneytown en route to his matchup with the No. 1 seed.
BHS tennis earns share of SBCN crown
Despite having four first-year players, the Blanchester tennis team earned a share of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division championship Thursday with a 4-1 win over Clermont Northeastern.
The Wildcats finish the regular season with a 9-5 record overall and a 5-1 mark in the SBCN. They share the league crown with Batavia.
"Five out of the seven players starting at the varsity level were first-year starters and out of the seven starters, four were first-year players," said BHS coach Scott Shepard. "Se we are pleased with our accomplishments."
Daniel Fugett, a district qualifier last season and the No. 4 seed in the upcoming sectional at Mason High School, was an easy 6-0, 6-0 winner at first singles.
Batavia edges Blanchester in SBC classic tennis battle
Batavia defeated Blanchester 3-2 Thursday in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division showdown on the BHS courts.
The outcome puts the Wildcats and Bulldogs both with one league loss.
BHS tennis cruises to 5-0 win over Goshen
Blanchester cruised to a 5-0 win over Goshen Tuesday in a non-league tennis match at BHS.
The Wildcats are 6-2 on the year.
BHS tennis edges Norwood 3-2
BLANCHESTER - In a non-league match on the BHS courts, the Blanchester tennis team defeated Norwood 3-2 Monday afternoon.
The Wildcats are 5-2 on the year. The match originally was scheduled for Norwood but was moved to BHS because of the Norwood courts, BHS coach Scott Shepard said.
Daniel Fugett improved to 7-1 on the year with a win at first singles.
Shepard said the doubles team of Trey Lynch and Darin Grullon played well against a team that could advance to the district tournament.
The team of Logan Swinderman and Grant Ledford were inconsistent early then rallied for a 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 at second doubles, Shepard said.
Blanchester completed the first round of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division play Thursday with a 4-1 win over Felicity.
Blanchester is 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the league.
"We have now beaten every team in our section of the SBAAC," said BHS coach Scott Shepard. "We are taking nothing for granted. We must continue to improve to help us execute the victories needed to bring home another league championship."
Blanchester defeated East Clinton 4-1 in non-league tennis action Monday on the BHS courts.
"We are very pleased with our improvement thus far," said BHS coach Scott Shepard.
Blanchester, now 3-2 on the year
Wildcats dominate CNE 5-0. Improves team record to 2-2 with 2 league wins
Blanchester 5 Clermont Northeastern 0
• Daniel Fugett defeated Kadin Brown 6-0, 6-0
• Kevin Roy defeated Jimmy Lawson 6-2, 6-2
• Sean McCarty won by forfeit
• Darin Grullon and Trey Lynch defeated Evan Tellep and Bryson Gott 6-1, 6-2
• Logan Swinderman and Grant Ledford defeated Kaitlyn Doughman and Grace Puckett 6-0, 6-0
Wildcats defeat league rival, Batavia, 3-2.
Blanchester 3 Batavia 2
• Daniel Fugett defeated Tanner Spears 6-1, 6-0
• Kevin Roy lost to Austin Conner 1-6, 0-6
• Sean McCarty lost to Nick Herron 4-6, 2-6
• Darin Grullon, Trey Lynch defeated Nick Howard, Nick Johnson 6-4, 6-3
• Grant Ledford, Logan Swinderman defeated Nick Hargenberger, Mark Knauer 6-1, 6-3