Wood earns Region 3 tennis honors

Gracie Wood

Warren’s Gracie Wood earned Region 3 first team all-star honors for her senior season on the tennis court this fall.

At first singles, Wood was matched against some of the toughest competition within both Region 3, and District 10, all season. The battle-tested senior used that experience to her advantage in D-10 postseason competition.

Wood, who entered play as the fourth seed, found herself trailing 4-7 in the first match. She came back to win five straight and advance to the quarterfinals. In the quarters, she dominated her opponent 8-2. Wood bowed out in the semis to eventual D-10 champion Lauren Fadden of McDowell.

Full all-star rosters follow.

REGION 1 ALL-STARS

First team

Singles

Carey Shaffer Sharon 12

Logan Fuss Grove City 12

Grace Ferrell Wilmington 12

Doubles

Wilmington: Maggie Milton (12), Taylor Dlugozima (10)

Grove City: Georgia Coulter (12), Mary Coulter (10)

Second team

Singles

Kylie Feltenberger Franklin 11

Grace O’Malley Greenville 12

Faith McSherry Sharon 11

Doubles

Greenville: Diana Lurtz (12), Naomi Martin (11)

Wilmington: Kaylee Vastano (11), Anna McGinnis (10)

Region champion – Wilmington

Region player of the year – Logan Fuss, Grove City

REGION 2 ALL-STARS

Singles

Sarah DeMarco Villa Maria 11

Tara Thomas Villa Maria 10

Leah Turk Villa Maria 11

Doubles

Villa Maria: Lauren Hardner (12), Ryleigh Valone (10)

Villa Maria: Lauren Passerelli (11), Rachel Brown (11)

Region champion – Villa Maria

Region player of the year – Sarah DeMarco, Villa Maria

Note: District 10 rules state that a region must have at least four teams to have two all-region teams.

REGION 3 ALL-STARS

First team

Singles

Erica Jasinski Fairview 12

Morgan Bender Hickory 12

Lindsey Fadden McDowell 12

Gracie Wood Warren 12

Doubles

Fairview: Sara DeBello (11), Jillian Decker (12)

Fairview: Emma Kiesel (11), Siegrid Tuttle (11)

Second team

Singles

Emily Duckett Fairview 12

Audra Carnes Fairview 11

Abby Murray McDowell 11

Caroline McGonigle Hickory 12

Doubles

Hickory: Kate Morelli (12), Lauren Ordinario (11)

McDowell: Maria Minichelli (9), Sam Becker (9)

Region champion – Fairview

Region player of the year – Lindsey Fadden, McDowell

The all-region teams and region players of the year are based on voting by the coaches.

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