5/5/15 at Chillicothe 9,
|Story by Coach
The Chillicothe Hornets tennis team (12-2) hosted the
Lafayette Fighting Irish at Daryl Danner Memorial Park.
Lafayette was able to bring only five players on a night when
the senior Hornet players were honored. Chillicothe has three
graduating senior netters. Gabe Poling son of Angela and Kelly
Poling, Garrett Peterson son of Sally and Kent Peterson, and
Riley Horton son of Karen and Chuck Horton. All three seniors
have been instrumental in bringing along the younger players.
Gabe and Garrett pairing up and playing their best with
whoever they play doubles with. Riley helping the first and
second year players feel welcome and playing doubles with
anyone. The seniors have established the atmosphere. They play
hard and try to win, but remain flexible and team players.
In singles, Gabe Poling runs his singles record to 18-0
beating Miller Hadley 8-1. Garrett Peterson defeated Gentry
Cline 8-2. Garrett began 1-2, before steadying to win the
final seven games. Nate McKiddy bested Tristan Trautloff 8-0.
Nate has an 8-1 singles record on the season and in six of the
eight wins his record is 48-1. Brandon Lamp and Cody Evans
each won 8-0 against Skylar Flaska and Henry Klassen
respectively. Lane Bonderer won 8-0 receiving a forfeit.
In doubles, Garrett Peterson and Nate McKiddy defeated
Miller and Cline 8-2. As in Garrett's singles, the match began
competitively before the Hornet duo pulled away. Gabe Poling
and Lane Bonderer beat Trautloff and Flaska 8-0. Poling and
Bonderer are 7-0 in doubles on the season. Brandon Lamp and
Cody Evans received an 8-0 forfeit completing the 9-0 match
Chillicothe clinched a share of the conference title
with the win, running their conference record to 5-0. The
Hornets travel to Maryville Thursday with the opportunity to
sweep the conference schedule. Maryville has two conference
losses. Savannah has one conference loss, that one being to
Chillicothe. Thanks and congratulations to former coaches Ed
and Aaron Douglas. Thanks and congratulations to seniors and
their parents for supporting the tennis program.