GCTCA, MVTCA honor WHS, BHS CM tennis

Tennis awards for Clinton County athletes come from both the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association and the Miami Valley Tennis Coaches Association.

The MVTCA honored Wilmington’s Claire Burns with First Team Division I recognition. Burns was 23-3 that season and is one of three sophomores on the first team.

Abby Nuggent from Springboro was named Player of the Year.

Allie Kees was honored with a 22: 7 record as the third individual team. Jenna Taylor and Emilee Pham were a third team doubles with a 14-9 record.

Honorable Mention went to Wilmington’s Josie Nichols.

The group’s academic award was given to Kees, Nichols, Annie Osborn and Rachel Barker.

Clinton-Massie and Blanchester were honored with the GCTCA Division II Awards.

Clinton-Massie’s Lynn Deatherage was one of three Distinguished Coach Awardees. Kari Cragwall and Liza Duncan were a Distinguished Doubles team.

The entire Blanchester team received the organization’s Team Sportsmanship Award. Taylor Bradley and Grace Irwin were excellent doubles partners.

“I’m delighted that Grace and Taylor recognized them for the outstanding season they had in the first doubles,” said BHS coach Matt Sexton. “Taylor made great strides in her third year as a player and Grace was an important addition to our team in her first season. I am also very happy that we were awarded the sports prize. That says a lot for these children and makes me proud to be their coach. ”

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