Thursday, December 7, 2023

Geneva wins CVC Valley Division tennis tournament

ASHTABULA—Geneva edged host Lakeside to win the 2023 Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division girls’ tennis tournament on Saturday.

The Eagles finished with 36 points while the Dragons placed second with 33. Jefferson finished third with 23 points, Edgewood was fourth with 23, Madison finished fifth with 21, Harvey was sixth with 20, Independence placed seventh with 12, and Conneaut rounded out the top eight with eight points.

Geneva won both doubles brackets and finished second in both second and third singles competitions, and third in first singles.

Abby Griffiths and Hannah Dunn teamed up to win at first doubles and Sophia Elek and Jackie Patterson won at second doubles for the Eagles.

Addison DiPofi placed third in first singles while Ashlyn Thompson and Ayva Encarnacion finished as the runner-up in second and third singles, respectively.

Lakeside swept the singles competition.

Ary Toth won at first singles, Layla Jones claimed the second singles title, and Keira Varckette finished first in third singles.


1. Geneva 36
2. Lakeside 33
3. Jefferson 26
4. Edgewood 23
5. Madison 21
6. Harvey 20
7. Independence 12
8. Conneaut 8


1. Ary Toth, Lakeside
2. Gabby Montez, Madison
3. Addison DiPofi, Geneva
4. Ollivia DiGiacomo, Edgewood
5. Anna Keep, Jefferson
6. Brenda Meza, Harvey
7. ReeAnna Kennedy, Conneaut
8. Bel Trombetta, Independence


1. Layla Jones, Lakeside
2. Ashlyn Thompson, Geneva
3. Brenna Phipps, Madison
4. Kylie Newhart, Jefferson
5. Alanah Spikes, Harvey
6. Juliaunna Gregory, Edgewood
7. Joanna Alrabady, Independence
8. Abby Brecht, Conneaut


1. Keira Varckette, Lakeside
2. Ayva Encarnacion, Geneva
3. Yvie Stark, Madison
4. Kim Fornes, Harvey
5. Aleyah Talley, Jefferson
6. Eliza Botzman, Independence
7. Sharon Jiang, Edgewood


1. Abby Griffiths/Hannah Dunn, Geneva
2. Cathleen Applebee/Gabby Brown, Edgewood
3. Abbie Kuchnicki/Maddy Gerhart, Jefferson
4. Zoe Lovejoy/Kaylee Fornes, Harvey
5. Julie Paulchel/Aylssa Wheeler, Lakeside
6. Hope Gleason/Samantha Fees, Conneaut
7. Ava Farrari/Alexa Johnson, Independence
8. Addison Brothers/Anna Cook, Madison


1. Sophia Elek/Jackie Patterson, Geneva
2. Leah Markley/Amelia Arnold, Jefferson
3. Amelia Zizka/Selena Orlando, Edgewood
4. Julianna Jones/Jackie Perez, Lakeside
5. Bryanna LeRoy/Alyssa Carriero, Independence
6. Aliyah Arabalo/Sandra Ramirez, Harvey
7. Ava Georgia/Samantha Jones, Conneaut
8. Evelyn Beal/Karyn Galindo, Madison


Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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