Sweeping its chief rivals has been the highlight of the season for the Westerville Central High School girls tennis team.

The Warhawks defeated Westerville South 5-0 on Sept. 7 and Westerville North 4-1 on Aug. 24.

"That's an appropriate goal, to do well against North and South," coach Donovon Barrett said. "It's like any other sport, (the athletes) know each other. A lot of them went to elementary, maybe even middle school together. It's a friendly rivalry."

Against South, winners were Levi Burks 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, Shayla Ta 6-0, 6-0 at second singles, Nikita Nair 6-1, 6-0 at third singles, Carley Weiler and Haley Prue by default at first doubles and Priya Bhattal and Vivian Baker 6-3, 6-2 at second doubles.

Central was 3-5 overall before playing Hilliard Darby on Sept. 12 and finished 2-3 in the OCC-Buckeye Division.

"There really haven't been any surprises," Barrett said. "We've had some ups and downs, but we've really been on a steady climb in the last couple of weeks with our competitiveness and our willingness to fight in the match even when the prospects looked a little grim."

The Warhawks are preparing for a Division I sectional tournament Oct. 5 and 7.

Girls volleyball team
continues league play

The girls volleyball team was 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the OCC-Buckeye before playing Olentangy on Sept. 12.

The Warhawks beat North 25-21, 23-25, 25-13, 17-25, 15-3 on Sept. 5 for their league win.

Central will look to move closer to securing the season series with North and South when it plays South on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and North on Sept. 26.

Boys soccer team
begins league play

The boys soccer team kicked off OCC-Buckeye play Sept. 12 against North.

The Warhawks entered the game with a 3-1-1 record.

Central bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Gahanna on Aug. 31 to defeat Big Walnut 2-0 on Sept. 5. Brandon Boerger and Sam Slocum scored and goalkeeper Jacob Borcila had four saves.

Girls soccer team
looking for wins

The girls soccer team dropped its OCC-Buckeye opener against North 1-0 on Sept. 11 to slip to 0-4-4.

The Warhawks tied Hilliard Bradley at 2 on Sept. 7 as Kate Schimmel and Leah Wunsch scored.

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Schedules

Below are the coming schedules for the Central cross country, boys golf, girls golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls tennis and girls volleyball teams:

CROSS COUNTRY

Sept. 16 -- Otterbein Invitational

BOYS GOLF

Sept. 16 -- Worthington Kilbourne Invitational at Worthington Hills

GIRLS GOLF

Sept. 14 -- New Albany at New Albany Country Club

Sept. 18 -- Hilliard Davidson at Buck Ridge

Sept. 19 -- Westerville South at Royal American

BOYS SOCCER

Sept. 14 -- At Kilbourne

*Sept. 19 -- Home vs. Olentangy Orange

GIRLS SOCCER

Sept. 14 -- Home vs. Kilbourne

*Sept. 19 -- At Orange

GIRLS TENNIS

Sept. 14 -- At New Albany

Sept. 20 -- Home vs. Pickerington North

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

*Sept. 14 -- At Olentangy Liberty

Sept. 16 -- Kilbourne Invitational

Sept. 18 -- At Licking Heights

*Sept. 19 -- Home vs. South

*League contest