Chester County Boys and Girls Tennis earn title of District Champs

0
243
Pictured on the front row is: Emma Grace Miller, Cecily Davis, Molly Conner, Addison Summars, Rilee Kat Vest and Madelyn Wilson. On the back row is Evan Eads, Carter Welch, Ethan Mullins, Colby King and Clayton Austin. All athletes earned All-District for tennis this year competing as individuals or doubles.

In the team District Tournament, both the Chester County High School boys and girls teams defeated North Side 4-0 in the first round to advance to the championship games. In the girls championship, Rilee Kat Vest and Madelyn Wilson won their doubles match and singles matches along with Emma Grace Miller to defeat Lexington 4-2. The boys defeated Bolivar 4-0 in the championship game to continue their undefeated season. Evan Eads and Carter Welch won their doubles match, Clayton Austin won his singles match, and Colby King won both his singles match and doubles match with his partner Ethan Mullins. The teams made Chester County history when the both the boys and girls became district champs.
In the individual District Tournament in Jackson, Chester County players put on another very impressive showing. Freshman Lucas Tucker won his first round match-up before losing in the second round to the eventual runner up. Clayton Austin lost in a tiebreaker in the semifinals to the eventual winner. Emma Grace Miller and Cecily Davis both lost in the semifinals to the runner-up and winner as well. Addison Summars and Molly Connor lost in the semifinals to a Lexington doubles team who also beat Wilson and Vest in the championship game. Thus, vest and Wilson were District Runner ups in Women’s Doubles. Mullins and King knocked off an undefeated doubles team to face fellow teammates Eads and Welch in the championship game. This is the first time in history the finals game was Chester County versus Chester County. Eads and Welch pulled off the win in a very close contest. Of the CCHS tennis players, 11 Eagles were named to the All-District Team out of 24 spots: Austin, Miller, Davis, Summars, Connor, Wilson, Vest, Mullins, King, Eads and Welch.
In the regional tournament tennis tournament, 6 of the 12 athletes will be from Chester County.

Colby King
Evan Eads
Clayton Austin