The Hilliard Davidson High School girls tennis team scored 31 points to win the eight-team Kim Shepherd Doubles Classic on Sept. 12 at home.

The Hilliard Davidson High School girls tennis team scored 31 points to win the eight-team Kim Shepherd Doubles Classic on Sept. 12 at home.

Bradley, Lancaster and Westerville Central tied for second with 22 points each.

Mallory Wilson and Grace Wilson won the second flight and Josie Paazig and Ally Woodyard won the third flight.

Heather Haynes and Hillary Hunt finished second in the first flight and Sydney Little and Hannah McGivern finished third in the fourth flight.

"All the girls are playing well," coach Steve De Dent said.

"Heather has been really getting stronger as the year goes on and will be a hard out in the (Division I postseason). Sydney and Ally have been a good second doubles team."

The Wildcats finished 4-3 in the OCC-Central Division and were 9-3 overall before playing Grove City on Sept. 15.

"We have played well in all our matches, even the ones we have dropped," De Dent said. "My highlight is that we have been very consistent in all matches that we've played."

Jaguars rebound from slow start

After an 0-5 start, Bradley won four of its next eight matches and was 4-9 overall before playing Central Crossing on Sept. 16.

The Jaguars finished 3-4 in the OCC-Cardinal, behind champion Dublin Jerome (7-0).

"Our season started off a little rough," coach Donna Long said.

"We lost three varsity starters from last year, so gaining experience and trying to figure where everyone fit best was our first obstacle.

"After that 0-5 start, the team settled down and went 4-4, and three of the four losses were (by a) 3-2 (score), so I truly believe we're a much better team than what our record shows."

Long has been pleased with the play of Faith Carlisle and Megan Woodruff at first doubles and Eryn Henderson, Emily Henderson, Hannah Saleh and Casey Mignery at second doubles.

"Our strong suit has probably been our doubles success," Long said. "At one point, in a five-match stretch, the two doubles teams combined for a 9-1 record."

Panthers win league match with Jaguars

Darby finished 4-3 in the OCC-Cardinal and was 6-5 overall before playing Grove City on Sept. 16.

The Panthers swept the singles courts to beat Bradley 3-2 in a league match Sept. 3 Mikino Madea, Sydney Bright and Hannah Lee earned victories.