Upper Sandusky and Ontario played a 3-2 match for the second time this year, but this time, the Rams came out on top with a three-set match making the difference.
Megan Pasco and Nadia English won for the first time since becoming No. 2 doubles partners, defeating Kelsey Baker and Aliviea Schanee, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.
“They’ve worked so hard since becoming partners and you could really see the cohesiveness,” Upper Sandusky coach Angie Miller said.
The Rams got their other two victories much more easily. Kilee Saylor topped Destiny Burdine, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, and at No. 3 singles, it was Jenny Ohler defeating Emily Kinny, 6-1, 6-4.
“Both Saylor and Ohler played extremely well against formidable competitors,” Miller said.
Upper Sandusky’s duo of Logan Pierson and Taylor Dilley came up just shy at No. 1 doubles, losing to Brittany Duffey and Emilee burson, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.
Ontario’s other win was at No. 1 singles with Michelle Fabian topping Taylor Clark, 6-3, 6-0.
The Rams and Warriors likely will see more of each other in their next event, the North Central Conference tournament, at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bucyrus.
Upper Sandusky 3, Ontario 2
Singles: Fabian (O) d. Clark, 6-3, 6-0; Saylor (US) d. Burdine, 7-5, 6-2; Ohler (US) d. Kinny, 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles: Duffey/Burson (O) d. Pierson/Taylor, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6; Pasco/English (US) d. Baker/Schanee, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.