Lady Hornets Tennis
10/3/2019 Conference Tournament


#1 Singles Megan Sisson
defeated Johnson, Benton 8-2
lost to Markowitz 0-8
lost to Davis, Lafayette 3-8

#2 Singles Leah Lourenco
lost to Lorenz, Lafayette 2-8
lost to Netten, LeBlond 2-8

#1 Doubles Hunter Keithley/Hannah Zimmerman
defeated Johnston/Church, Benton 8-1
defeated Bettis/Morris, Lafayette 8-1
defeated Pernice/Carr, St Pius 6-0, 6-1
defeated Wagner/Giffin, St Pius 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

#2 Doubles Macy Cavanah/Delaney May
defeated Williams/Burton, Cameron 8-0
lost to Kollauner/Schussler, Savannah 8-9 (5-7)
lost to Horn/Brown, Benton 5-8

Coach Bob Long Says:
The Chillicothe Hornets Girls' Tennis Team (12-2) placed second as a team in the Midland Empire Conference to St Pius. Senior Hornets Hunter Keithley and Hannah Zimmerman kept the St Pius Warriors from sweeping the individual conference tournament. Keithley won the doubles championship for the third straight season. Keithley and teammate Zimmerman breezed through the first three rounds including a 6-0, 6-1 win against the St Pius number one doubles team of Aramas Pernice/Makayla Carr. The Hornet duo lost the first set in the final versus Kintzil Wagner/Megan Giffin of St Pius, but roared back for a 6-2 win in the second set. Keithley and Zimmerman began the third set 4-1, by winning two deuce games. After a comeback from St Pius, Hunter served out the match 6-4, with the help of two big overhead points by Zimmerman.
     Junior Megan Sisson began her day defeating Mickayla Johnson from Benton for the second time this season 8-2. Chillicothe number five Sisson, faced St Pius number one, number one seed, and eventual singles winner Maisis Markowitz. Megan fought hard, but lost 0-8. In consolation play, Sisson played Lafayette's number two player Rowan Davis. Despite a competitive effort, Megan lost 3-8.
     Sophomore Leah Lourenco faced a tough draw. Hornet number six Lourenco lost to Lafayette's number one player 2-8 in her first match. Leah finished with the same score on the consolation side, losing to LeBlond's number two player Peyton Netten. Leah played hard and was competitive in both matches.
     The doubles team of senior Macy Cavanah and junior Delaney May was 9-2 on the season entering the tournament. The unseeded team won 8-0 in their first round and faced the number two seed of Jocelyn Kallauner and Megan Schussler of Savannah. The Hornets lost 8-9 (5-7) in a heart-breaking defeat. In their consolation match, Cavanah and May faced Benton's number one and two players, Kally Horn/Sydney Brown, who were the number three seed. Down 0-4, the Hornets fought back, but lost 5-8 to the eventual consolation winners.
     St Pius junior Maisie Markowitz won the singles and senior Warrior Leah Gehrke placed second. The Hornets compete in team districts next week, facing the winner of Carrollton and Excelsior Springs on Tuesday, October 8 at Daryl Danner Memorial Park.

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