The boys tennis team participated in the Dayton area sectional tournament this past Thursday and Saturday held at Centerville HS. Pierce Elliott and Luke Feck each advanced to the semi-final round on Saturday by winning three matches each on Thursday. This qualified them to play in this week's district tournament on Thursday at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason. Pierce actually made it to the final match where he lost to finish in second place. Luke lost his semi-final match and his 3rd/4th place playoff and ended up in fourth place. Pierce was seeded #2 going into the tournament and Luke was the #4 seed so they finished just as projected by the voting of the coaches. The top four players go through to districts.
This is the first time since 1987 when Kevin Montgomery
(Amy's husband) and Tom Kinder advanced that two Preble Shawnee players have
made it past sectionals. In addition, Pierce became the first
tennis player in Preble Shawnee history to advance in multiple years,
last year and this year.