The Trenton Lady Bulldogs won a varsity/junior varsity tennis competition at Chillicothe High School against the host Lady Hornets on Wednesday afternoon. Trenton's varsity won six matches to Chillicothe's three, while the Lady Bulldogs JV beat Chillicothe 5 matches to 2.
Trenton started slowly in singles play, with Chillicothe's Sydnie Whiteside beating Jaci Tracy 8-1, and Chillicothe's Ali Stephens beating Jessica Tracy 8-4. Those matches came in #1 and #2 singles competition. The rally from Trenton would start from there.
At #3 singles, Trenton picked up a crucial victory from Maria Stevenson, who outlasted Chelsea Long by a score of 8-6. THS kept its momentum going with a win from Megan Derry at #4 singles, 8-1 over Kelly Westphal. The #5 singles match tipped things in Trenton's favor, 3-2, as Megan Sole picked up an 8-6 win over Jozie Reeter. Trenton won its fourth singles match from #6 player Magie Steinhoff, 8-3 over Steffeny Gramenz.
Doubles remained very competitive, with Trenton clinching the team victory courtesy of an 8-5 “W” from the Tracy sisters, over Whiteside and Gramenz. The teams split the other two matches, with Chillicothe's Stephens and Reeter beating Stevenson and Derry 8-4 in #2 doubles, and Trenton's team of Sole and Steinhoff finishing things up with an 8-1 rout of Long and Westphal at #3 doubles.
In JV doubles, Trenton's #1 team of Alexis Fender and Alvynne Villacampa lost 2-6, while the #4 team of Hannah Robinson and Hanna Sowder fell love-6. Trenton's JV wins came from the #2 squad of Leah Husong and Siara Bailey 6-3, the #3 team of Hannah Brinser and Tristan Dugan 6-3, #5 Megan Ellis and Jessica Harrison 6-love and #6 Ashley Allen and Michelle Stewart 6-love. There was one JV singles match, won by Trenton's Jessica Harrison by a score of 6-4. Chillicothe's JV names are not available at this time.
The Lady Bulldogs, now 2-0 in varsity duels this season, take their unbeaten start to Savannah on Thursday afternoon, with a 4 o'clock start scheduled against the host Lady Savages.