The CCHS tennis teams finally got a break in the weather to play two district matches April 8 against Warren County and April 12 against Cookeville.
The boys lost to Warren County 7-2.
Daniel Koehl was the only player to win his singles match in a close 9-7 marathon match. Lee Presson lost his match 8-5 after suffering an ankle injury.
Landon Crawford played the number three spot and lost in a close match 8-5. Cody Back played the number four singles losing 8-1. Henry Gilbert showed much improvement in his game at the number five position losing 8-5 and Tyler Boniol rounded out the varsity singles at number six losing 8-0. Joshua Whittenberger played a singles match losing 8-0.
The second position doubles team of Crawford/Back lost 8-2 and third doubles team of Gilbert/Boniol lost 8-0. Stephen Williams teamed with Jason Furrer to play another doubles match losing 8-0.
The girls team lost to Warren County 7-2.
Nithya Kanagasegar won her singles with a solid 8-0 victory. Stephanie Kolhepp played the number two singles, Samantha Godsey played the number three singles, Morgan Houston played the number four singles, Madison McLaughlin played the number five singles, and Camie Threet played the number six singles.
"Although, these young ladies lost their matches they are showing improvements in their strokes, serves, and game play," said Coach Terry Jacobs.
Kanagasegar teamed with Threet to play the number one doubles spot winning their match 8-1. Kolhepp/Godsey played the number two doubles losing 8-0. Houston/McLaughlin played the number three doubles losing 8-2.
The teams hosted Cookeville in their first home match Friday, April 12, which was a rescheduled match due to weather.
The boys team was defeated 6-3.
Lee Presson won the number one singles with a solid victory over his opponent scoring 8-0. Daniel Koehl continued to be undefeated winning his singles at number two 8-5. Landon Crawford, Henry Gilbert, Cody Back and Tyler Boniol completed the varsity singles. Jason Furrer played two singles matches and gained much match experience. Joshua Whittenberger also played a singles match against Cookeville.
The number one doubles team of Presson/Koehl won their match 8-4 to remained undefeated so far this season. The number two doubles was played by Crawford/Gilbert and the number three doubles was played by Boniol/Whittenberger.
"The boys played good matches but couldn't pull out a win," added Jacobs.
The girls team lost to a very experienced Cookeville team 2-7.
Nithya Kanagasegar continued her winning streak at the number one singles defeating her opponent 8-0. Camie Threet played the number two singles and although she lost 8-4 played a very impressive match. Madison McLaughlin played the number three singles, Morgan Houston played the number four singles, and Samantha Godsey played the number five singles.
"These girls are showing improvements with every match," said Jacobs.
Stephanie Kolhepp was unable to play due to work committments.
The doubles team of Kanagasegar/Threet won the number one spot 8-2. McLaughlin/Houston played the number two doubles losing 8-1 with this score not showing the many games which were down to the last point. The girls were one player short and the number three doubles was a forfeit to Cookeville.
The teams traveled to White County Monday and to Roane County Thursday at Roane State for their next two matches.