Lady Hornets Tennis
10/21/2022 Team State Tournament - 4th


     On Friday, the Chillicothe Lady Hornets competed in the MSHSAA Tennis Final Four. In the semi-finals, the team competed against Kennett-Holcomb High Schools. Washburn & Garr captured a hard fought Doubles win against the pair they lost to last week in a tie-break at Individual State. Washburn’s serves and Garr’s net shots won point after point to eventually come away with an 8-6 win.      Carpenter & BeVelle lost in Doubles to Holcomb’s newly crowned Doubles State Champions from last week (1-8). Kieffer & Crowe also lost in Doubles (1-8). Then, Carpenter, Kieffer, & Crowe fell in Singles I’m straight sets, so the remaining matches were ended as Kennett-Holcomb clenched a back-to-back team trip to the  Championship (1-5).
      On Saturday, the Chillicothe Girls' Tennis Team competed in the consolation bracket of the MSHSAA Final Four competition. The team faced the highly successful girls from Notre Dame de Sion of Kansas City. The Hornet team lost in the Dual 0-5, but Coach Chambers asserted, "All six Chillicothe varsity athletes played the matches of their lives. The score might not reflect it, but our players have never hit harder, hustled to more balls, or kept up with such impressive hits across the court as they did this Saturday. The Lady Hornets all won games in their Singles/Doubles matches, and that was a major accomplishment in itself based on the level of play from Sion. Our team left proud and confident of the high quality tennis we had just displayed against such worthy opponents." Notre Dame de Sion will graduate no seniors this year, returning all six starters, and Coach Chambers looks forward to building them into her regular season schedule next year to increase her team's level of play moving forward.
   Results vs Notre Dame de Sion:
Carpenter & BeVelle lost 3-8 in #1 Doubles.
Washburn & Garr lost 6-8 in #2 Doubles.
Kieffer & Crowe lost 0-8 in #3 Doubles.
Kieffer lost 1-6, 0-6 in #5 Singles.
Crowe lost 0-6, 0-6 in #6 Singles.
The other matches were left unfinished after five team losses, but in the other four singles' matches, all Lady Hornet netters had won games and some were winning individually before the match was called.
 Chillicothe finished 4th in the State Team Tennis Tournament, just the second time in program history they finished that high in the team tournament.
      Kennett beat Clayton for the state team championship 5 to 3

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