Chillicothe High School had momentum with dominating wins at #1 and #2 singles, but it was the depth of the Trenton Lady Bulldog tennis program that provided the difference, as THS downed CHS 6-3 in a varsity head-to-head duel on Thursday afternoon at Trenton High School.
At #1 singles, Chillicothe's Sydnie Whiteside beat Trenton's Jaci Tracy 8-love, and the Lady Hornets took a 2-0 advantage at #2 singles, with Ali Stephens beating Jessica Tracy 8-2.
From there, the wins started to pour Trenton's way, with Maria Stevenson beating Chelsea Long at #3 singles 8-1, Megan Derry winning her #4 singles match over Kelly Westphal 8-1, Megan Sole victorious over Jozie Reeter at #5 singles 8-3, and Magie Steinhoff downing Steffeny Gramenz at #6 singles 8-1.
Needing a sweep in doubles to get the team win, Chillicothe only managed one win in the three matches played, with Stephens and Reeter beating Trenton's Stevenson and Derry at #2 doubles 8-6. Trenton's doubles wins came from the #1 team of Tracy and Tracy, 8-4 over Whiteside/Long of Chillicothe, and the #3 team of Sole and Steinhoff 8-2 over Westphal and Gramenz.
Trenton won the JV competition against Chillicothe 4-3.
Here are the individual results:
Alexis Fender/Alvynne Villacampa d. Rosenbach/Cypert 6-2
Leah Husong/Siara Bailey d. Rosenbach/Cypert 6-4
Tristan Dugan/Hannah Robinson d. Blakely/Cypert 6-1
Hannah Brinser/Hannah Sowder d. Taylor/Loney 6-4
Blakely/Eckert d. Ellis/Harrison 6-1
Taylor/Loney d. Allen/Smith 7-5
Ashley Blakely d. Michelle Stewart 6-2