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WCHS overwhelms Cumberland County
WCHS tennis - Alessandro
Alessandro Prando, pictured in action in McMinnville, helped the Warren County High School boys tennis team win Tuesday in Crossville.

The Warren County High School boys tennis team beat a depleted Cumberland County squad Tuesday night in Crossville, winning every match against a two-player team.

For the Pioneers, No. 1 seed Alessandro Prando won his match against Nathanial Hopkins, 8-0. Playing in the No. 2 spot, Ben Campos of Warren County defeated Jacob Hicks, 8-0.

“With Cumberland County only having two boys, they couldn’t play much of a match,” said WCHS coach David Dunlap.

In girls action, the Lady Pioneers suffered another 5-4 team loss, dropping two of their individual matches 9-7.

“If just one of those 9-7 matches went the other way, we would have won 5-4,” said Dunlap. “Win or lose, that was the best match the girls have played all season. They hit the ball really well.”

Warren County’s 11-team tennis district was divided into a Central Division and Eastern Division this season. Dunlap said he learned Wednesday that the WCHS boys finished second in the Central Division behind Cookeville.

That means the Pioneers will face the No. 1 team from the Eastern Division in the district tournament. Dunlap said that opponent is expected to be Soddy Daisy, but final seedings have not been determined.

The WCHS girls won’t compete in the district tournament as a team.

Here are the results from the girls match against Cumberland County in Crossville on Tuesday.



No. 1 – WCHS Elena Rowland loses to JoAnna Hopkins, 8-3

No. 2 – WCHS Caroline Stewart loses to Abby Hann, 9-7

No. 3 – WCHS Rachel Jackson loses to Sophie Turner, 9-7

No. 4 – WCHS Adeline Randall beats Anna Davidson, 8-5

No. 5 – WCHS Elizabeth Tempos beats Stephanie Turner, 8-2

No. 6 – WCHS Karigan Stewart beats Bella Cross, 8-2


No. 1 – WCHS Rowland/ Jackson lose to Hopkins/ Han, 8-2

No. 2 – WCHS Caroline Stewart/ Randall lose to Turner/ Davidson, 8-3

No. 3 – WCHS Kerigan Stewart/ Campose beat Turner/ Cross, 8-2