Tyrone/Bellwood Girls Tennis Team Claims Mountain League Conference and Moves on to Districts

The Tyrone/Bellwood girls tennis team won all three of their matches this week, claiming first place in the Mountain League Conference and advancing to districts.

The first match against Central on September 24 ended with a 4-3 win. Wins against Grier on Wednesday and Chestnut Ridge on Thursday improved the Tyrone/Bellwood girls tennis team record to 8-3.

“We will face some great competition in districts, but I think our team is excited and ready for the challenge.”

— Randy Irvin, coach of Tyrone/Bellwood girls tennis team

“We’ve made it to districts all four years that I’ve played, we work really hard and I hope we can win districts this time. That would be a great way to end my senior year,” said Tyrone senior, Shannon Gearhart.

“It is always exciting to qualify for the playoffs, “said Randy Irvin, coach of the Tyrone/Bellwood girls tennis team. “We will face some great competition in districts, but I think our team is excited and ready for the challenge.”



Central- Tyrone (4-3) (Tuesday, September 23)
#1) Ana Hollen (T) def. Mikaela McGraw (C) 6-0, 6-1.
#2) Paige Padula (T) def. Meggie Stern (C) 6-4, 6-3.
#3) Marlena Wagner (T) def. Adrienne Clark (C) 6-2, 6-1.
#4) Tina Hollen (T) def. Ellie King (C) 6-1, 6-3.
#5) Lauren Kensinger (C) def. Shannon Gearhart (T) 6-2, 6-2.

#1) Mikaela McGraw, and Meggie Stern (C) def. Hannah Klesius, and Natalie Dumin 10-5.
#2) Adrienne Clark, and Ellie King (C) def. Tina Hollen, and Ali Dumin (T) 10-3.

Central (5-6), Tyrone (6-3)

Grier- Tyrone (5-2) (Wednesday, September 24)

#1) Ana Hollen (T) def. Isabela Sotomayor (G) 6-2, 6-2.
#2) Paige Padula (T) def. Stephanie Roslansky (G) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (9-7).
#3) Marlena Wagner (T) def. Joanna Zhou (G) 6-0, 6-3.
#4) Tina Hollen (T) def. Moddie Fischer (G) 6-2, 6-4.
#5) Laura Ayala (G) def. Shannon Gearhart (T) 6-1, 6-1.

#1) Isabela Sotomayor, and Laura Ayala (G) def. Marlena Wagner, and Tina Hollen (T) 8-5.
#2) Hannah Klesius, and Ali Dumin (T) def. Joanna Zhou, and Moddie Fischer (G) 8-4.

Grier (1-1), Tyrone (7-3)


Chestnut Ridge- Tyrone (3-2) (Thursday, September 25) 
#1) Jen Carthew (C) def. Paige Padula (T) 6-0, 6-2.
#2) Emmy Mowry (C) def. Marlena Wagner (T) 6-3, 6-0.
#3) Tina Hollen  (T) def. Brianna Mowry (C) 6-0, 6-0.

#1) Shannon Gearhart, and Natalie Dumin (T) def. Payton Whysong, and Keisha Fleege (C) 6-3, 6-3.
#2) Ali Dumin, and Hannah Klesius (T) def. Vanessa Hyde, and Alexis Claycomb (C) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

Chestnut Ridge (5-6), Tyrone (8-3)