5/12/15 District Team
Coach Robert Long)
The Chillicothe Hornets Tennis Team (14-2) began post
season play against the Richmond Spartans at home. Richmond
had defeated Trenton 5-4 on Monday. Fresh off of the
conference championship and individual conference singles and
doubles victories, it was back to business. The Hornets beat
the Spartans 5-0. Gabe Poling defeated Chase Shipley 6-0, 6-1,
making it 23-0 on the season. Nate McKiddy beat fellow lefty
Codey Briant 6-0, 6-3. Nate is now 12-1 in singles on the
season. Brandon Lamp beat Ryan Sander 6-0, 6-0. Brandon's
visiting family didn't get to watch a lot of tennis, but their
presence was appreciated. Cody Evans won 6-2, 6-2 against
Joseph Briant. Lane Bonderer defeated Bradley Sawyer 6-1, 6-1.
Cody won the fifth and deciding match. In district play, once
the outcome has been decided, all other play is halted.
Garrett Peterson was playing Javier Lozano a foreign exchange
student from Mexico. Javier lost to Nate McKiddy in a
tie-breaker on April 7 in Chillicothe. Once again Javier
refused to take defeat easily. Garrett lost the first set 4-6,
then rebounded to a 5-0 commanding lead in the second set.
Garrett won the second set 6-2. The third set would have been
entertaining, but the match was over and the senior laden
Richmond squad had baccalaureate at seven.
Chillicothe faces Cameron Wednesday at 4:00 pm in Daryl
Danner Park. Cameron defeated the number two seed Excelsior
Springs 5-4 on Tuesday. The Hornets beat the Dragons 8-1 at
home on April 20. Cameron has had several good wins since the
previous meeting and a win would give them a .500 record not
to mention a district championship. Savannah awaits the winner
of the district 15 champion.