Sunday, September 19

    Hornets slay the Dragons


    Kirtland improved to 4-3 overall with a 3-2 win over visiting Lakeside at Lakeland Community College on Monday.

    Nisha Makkar won at first singles while Anthony Mancini and Alex Loncar teamed up to win at first doubles. Bella Shultz and Angelina Giacomazza settled the match with a win at second doubles.

    “Angelina got the late call up to replace T.J. Green in second doubles and did an awesome job with Bella in a come from behind win,” said Kirtland coach Bob Lasecki. “Nisha, after losing the first set, comes back for the win. It was really nice to see the team come together as we all watched the second doubles tiebreaker. I’m so happy for Angelina and Bella. It was a big win for them.”

    Makkar won her match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to improve to 5-2 at first singles.

    Mancini and Loncar won 6-2, 6-2.

    Shultz and Giacomazza needed a tie-breaker to finish off their win. They won the match 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (TB 7-2).

    Aaron Shultz fell at second doubles, 3-6, 4-6, and Liz Aranavage dropped her bout at third singles, 4-6, 4-6.

    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. 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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