4/7/15 at Chillicothe 9, Richmond 0
|Story by Coach
The Chillicothe Hornet boys' tennis team (3-1) hosted
the Richmond Spartans at Daryl Danner Memorial Park Tuesday.
The Hornets swept the Spartans 9-0 in varsity action. Seniors
Gabe Poling and Garrett Peterson defeated their singles
opponents Chase Shipley and Austin Crossland respectively 8-0
each. Chillicothe junior Nate McKiddy outlasted Javier Lozano
9-8 (7-3). Nate took the early lead, but Javier fought back
winning his eighth game first. Nate, with the experience of
several tight matches in 2014, appeared as if he had
everything under control, tying it up at 8-8 and taking the
early lead in the tie-breaker, then eventually winning. Junior
Brandon Lamp defeated Ryan Sander 8-0. Juniors Cody Evans and
Steen Anthony were both victorious 8-2, over Joseph Briant and
Bradley Sawyer respectively.
In doubles, the Richmond squad was looking for revenge.
At number three doubles, Brandon Lamp and Cody Evans continued
to hold off Spartans Joseph Briant and Bradley Sawyer winning
8-1. Austin Crossland and Ryan Sander of Richmond came out
prepared to battle Hornets Gabe Poling and Steen Anthony. The
Hornet number two duo led 6-5, before winning the final games
for an 8-5 victory. With everything settled, the Chillicothe
pair Garrett Peterson and Nate McKiddy, finished business
defeating Chase Shipley and Javier Lozano 8-3.