(10-3-21) The Shawnee Indians girls tennis team picked up another overall Western Buckeye League (WBL) title by winning the league tournament (10 points) and by winning the regular season championship (10 points).
Two points behind Shawnee (20 points) was Wapakoneta in second place with 18 points…followed by Ottawa-Glandorf with 16 points. Celina was fourth with 13 points and Bath was fifth with 12 points. Van Wert was sixth with 10 points, followed by St. Marys with 9 points, Elida with 6 points, Defiance with four points and Kenton with 2 points.
Shawnee’s singles players swept all three spots. Alora Patel was the No. 1 singles champion and Ava Patel was the No. 2 singles winner. At No. 3 singles, Rose Kottapalli took first place.
In doubles action, both Celina teams picked up titles with the #1 team of Kaylyn Saunders and Whitney Jones capturing first, while Audrey Albers and Michelle Elston took the title in the #2 doubles.
This is Shawnee’s 21st league title and fourth in last five seasons.
Girls Tennis titles (21): 2021, 19, 18, 17, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 1999, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82
Shawnee Coach Joan Collar was named the WBL Coach of the Year, Elida’s McKenzie Savill was picked up the sportsmanship award.