Hornets Tennis Sending Three to Sectionals After Individual Districts
Chillicothe boys tennis battled in the Individual District Tournament on Thursday at Trenton High School.
Chace Corbin and Josh Adams both competed in the singles tournament.
The senior, Corbin, battled through three opponents in route to defending his individual district singles title.
He started by coasting through Carrollton’s Corey Terryberry 6-1, 6-0. In his semi-final match, Corbin drew Lee Mueller of Excelsior Springs and dispatched him in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
Then in the singles final, Corbin needed to beat Charlie Wohlgemuth of Carrollton to retain his title, which he did 6-3, 6-1.
Adams was able to escape his first match with Josh Oldham of Excelsior Springs 6-2, 6-2. Adams fell short in his semi-finals match to Wohlgemuth of Carrollton.
Gabe Peterson and Emmett Young teamed up in the doubles tournament and so did the pairing of Jadon Collins and Jackson Reeter.
The number two doubles team for Chillicothe bested Andrew Thogmartin and Riley Ragan of Cameron. Collins and Reeter would eventually fall short in their second match to a Trenton duo of Trent Villacampa and Bradyn Sager.
The Peterson/Young pairing for Chillicothe conquered Victor Markell and Otto Tucker of Trenton 6-2, 4-6 (10-5) in their first match. Then in the semi-final, the top doubles pair faced Spencer Pratt and Brett Henry of Cameron and dispatched them in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
In the finals, Peterson and Young would come up short against the Trenton team of Villacampa and Sager 1-6, 0-6. The second-place finish is still good enough to qualify the Hornets duo of Sectionals.
The Hornets will now host Excelsior Springs in the 2nd round of team districts, May 10 at 4pm.