Hornets Tennis
4/7/15 at Chillicothe 9, Richmond 0

Story by Coach Bob Long
     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.

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