The Trenton Lady Bulldog tennis team opened their season in blazing hot St. Joseph on Thursday afternoon, falling in varsity action 6-2 to the Lafayette Fighting Irish.
In singles action, Lafayette claimed five of the six victories, with Trenton's only victory coming from #5 singles player Hannah Sowder, who defeated Danielle Schneller in an 8-Love rout. The Trenton #3 doubles team of Hannah Sowder and Hannah Brinser defeated Lafayette's Danielle Schneller and Mackensie Murphy, 8-3.
Lafayette's wins were:
#1 singles: Brooke Meyer over Megan Derry 8-1
#2 singles: Ashlann Shroyer over Alexis Fender 8-1
#3 singles: Kori Trautloff over Alvynne Villacampa 8-LOVE
#4 singles: Elora Gates over Siara Bailey 8-3
#6 singles: Mackensie Murphy over Hannah Brinser 8-5
#1 doubles: Meyer/Trautloff over Derry/Fender 8-5
#2 doubles: Shroyer/Gates over Villacampa/Bailey 8-3
In JV play, Trenton claimed three victories to the Irish's two. All of the THS wins were in doubles play, with Ashley Allen and Tristan Dugan winning 6-4, Hannah Robinson and Megan Ellis taking a 6-4 win, and Jessica Harrison combining with Kellie Smith for a 6-1 win.
The Lady Bulldogs continue the fall tennis season on Wednesday (September 4th) at 4 o'clock, HOSTING the Chillicothe Lady Hornets. Trenton will host the Lady Savages of Savannah High School the following afternoon (Thursday) at 4 o'clock.
The Trenton girls golf team had a rough day on Thursday in the season-opening Lafayette Tournament, played in near triple-digit temperatures at the St. Joseph Country Club. The Lady Bulldogs struggled on what Coach Jeremy Austin described as "the toughest course we will play on in 2013". Coach Austin said the top golfers for THS were Lauren Schmidt and Abby Gonzalez. Trenton will play AT Brookfield at 4 o'clock on Tuesday, September 3rd, and HOST Chillicothe (at Riverside Country Club) on Wednesday, September 4th at 4 o'clock.