Wood earns Region 3 tennis honors
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
Carey Shaffer Sharon 12
Logan Fuss Grove City 12
Grace Ferrell Wilmington 12
Wilmington: Maggie Milton (12), Taylor Dlugozima (10)
Grove City: Georgia Coulter (12), Mary Coulter (10)
Kylie Feltenberger Franklin 11
Grace O’Malley Greenville 12
Faith McSherry Sharon 11
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
Sarah DeMarco Villa Maria 11
Tara Thomas Villa Maria 10
Leah Turk Villa Maria 11
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
Erica Jasinski Fairview 12
Morgan Bender Hickory 12
Lindsey Fadden McDowell 12
Gracie Wood Warren 12
Fairview: Sara DeBello (11), Jillian Decker (12)
Fairview: Emma Kiesel (11), Siegrid Tuttle (11)
Emily Duckett Fairview 12
Audra Carnes Fairview 11
Abby Murray McDowell 11
Caroline McGonigle Hickory 12
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.