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FRANKFORT – Led by their solid singles and doubles combinations, the North Oldham and South Oldham high school tennis teams are in the hunt for a regional title.
NOHS secured the first round lead Monday at Franklin County High School with the day cut short by rain. The Mustangs notched seven points just ahead of Franklin County, SOHS and Western Hills with five points each and Oldham County High School with four points.
The Lady Mustangs scored six points, ahead of Bullitt East and Franklin County with four points and SOHS with three. OCHS scored two points.
For the boys, NOHS is looking to unseat SOHS as the champion and got off to a good start with top-seeded Cyrus Moslemi winning his first match after a first-round bye and Alec Papovich winning two matches without losing a game in the singles.
The NOHS doubles teams of Darius Moslemi and Tyler Kilambi won their first and second round matches and Tyler Gilbert and Eddy Hernandez won their first-round match.
SOHS kept pace with the brother tandem of Jordan and Jason Pitts both winning. Jordan Pitts won his first- and second-round matches.
In doubles, SOHS’ Jeppe Stig-Nielson and William Reed advanced for the Dragons.
OCHS’ Kyle Stewart opened the first round of singles play with a win. The Colonels’ Payton Roberts also won his first round match before falling in the second round.
The Colonels’ doubles team of Josh Walker and Drew Miles won their first round match. Tom Schaller and Matt Stewart won in the first round before falling to Moslemi/Kilambi in the second round.
For the girls, NOHS’ top-seeded doubles tandem of Rachel Wurster and Maddie Waits won after a first round bye.
In singles, both Lauren Renaud and Caitlin Hickey won their first round matches.
SOHS stayed in the hunt thanks to singles wins from Kalyn Wise and Edie Alizadeh. The doubles team of Ashlynn Mahannes and Julia Murray also won in the first round.
OCHS had a tough day in singles with Kamber Heil and Nicole Muller both falling in the first round.
The Lady Colonels did secure a pair of doubles wins with Payton Roberts and Hannah Guest and Jessie Caswell and Claire Daugherty winning their respective matches.
Boys’ results – NOHS 7, Franklin County 5, SOHS 5, Western Hills 5, Bullitt East 4, OCHS 4, Anderson County 3, Shelby 2, Trimble 2, Carroll 1, Gallatin 1, Frankfort 1, Spencer 1.
Jordan Pitts (SOHS) d. Caleb Zubaty (Gallatin Co.) 6-0, 6-0
Payton Roberts (OCHS) d. Hunter Campbell (Bullitt Central) 6-3 6-2
Jason Pitts (SOHS) d. Brendon Jones (Frankfort) 6-0 6-0
Alec Papovich (NOHS) d. Joseph Ackermann (Gallatin Co.) 6-0 6-0
Kyle Stewart (OCHS) d. James Mouser (Spencer Co.) 6-0 6-0
Cyrus Moslemi (NOHS) d. James Murphy (Frankfort) 6-0 6-0
Jordan Pitts (SOHS) d. Nick Watson (Shelby Co.) 6-1 6-2
Taylor Wise (Western Hills) d. Payton Roberts (OCHS) 6-0 6-1
Alec Papovich (NOHS) d. Raven Powers (Carroll County) 6-0 6-0.
Darius Moslemi/Tyler Kilambi (NOHS) d. E. Ackermann and L. Ackermann (Gallatin Co.) 6-2 6-0
Matt Stewart/Tom Schaller (OCHS) d. Miles and Stewart (Carroll Co.) 6-0 6-0
Jeppe Stig-Nielson/William Reed (SOHS) d. Sego and Listaaas (Bullitt East) 6-0 6-1
Josh Walker/Drew Myers (OCHS) d. Sieja and Devine (Spencer Co. ) 6-1 6-2
Tyler Gilbert/Eddy Hernandez (NOHS) d. Wilson and Karas 6-2, 6-0
Moslemi/Kilambi (NOHS) d. Stewart/Schaller (OCHS) 4-6 6-1 6-2
Stig-Nielson/Reed (SOHS) d. Dennis and Shufeldt (Spencer Co.) 6-0 6-0
Girl’s team scores – NOHS 6, Bullitt East 4, Franklin 4, SOHS 3, Anderson County 2, Carroll 2, North Bullitt 2, OCHS 2, Western Hills 2, Bullitt Central 1, Frankfort 1, Gallatin 1, Shelby County 1, Trimble 1.
Kristen Hamrick (Anderson Co.) d. Nicole Muller (OCHS) 6-0 6-0
Kalyn Wise (SOHS) d. Ally Beeson (Spencer Co.) 6-1, 6-0
Caitlin Hickey (NOHS) d. Meagan Luttrell (Bullitt Central) 6-0 6-0
Lauren Renaud (NOHS) d. Shara Roten (Frankfort) 6-0 6-2
Sara Kellerman (Franklin Co.) d. Kamber Heil (OCHS) 6-4 6-1
Edie Alizadeh (SOHS) d. Megan Figg (Bullitt East) 6-3 6-3
Ashlynn Mahannes/Julia Murray (SOHS) d. Gregory and Talley (Spencer Co.) 6-1, 6-2
Payton Roberts/Hannah Guest (OCHS) d. Lacompte and Woodrum (Frankfort) 6-4 6-2
Jessie Caswell/Claire Daugherty (OCHS) d. Sims and Riesenberg (Gallatin Co.) 6-0 6-0
Rachel Wurster/Maddie Waits (NOHS) d. Reesor and Pollard (Bullitt Central) 6-0, 6-2.