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WCHS tennis ends season
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The WCHS Pioneers finished their season coming close to the district finals with Colin Riley and Mitchell Caten coming one round short of the finals on Thursday.

Warren County traveled to Cookeville for the individual tournament for each player. Lady Pioneer Rachel Jackson started the tournament strong, bumping out Cheyenne Emery of Cumberland County in the first round.

The individual tournaments were best of three with Jackson serving up 2 wins 6-0 to advance. She fell to Cookeville’s second seed in Round 2 to get knocked out.

The Lady Pioneers also put up a worthy fight in the doubles with one duo making it to the second round. Elizabeth Templos and London Caten have been teaming together all season and won one of the first 2 sets against DeKalb County, but fell in the tiebreaker set with a close 6-4 loss.

Caroline Stewart and Susanna Netherton scored a win in the first round, but lost in Round 2 to more of Cookeville’s heavy hitters.

The boys had a tougher time in the doubles tournaments with both pairs falling in the first round. Kamrin McLaughlin and Wilder

Higgins put up a fight with the first 2 sets against White County ending in a close 7-6 with one win for each team. White County took the win in the tiebreaker 6-4 to knock the Pioneers out.

Riley and Caten both served up wins in the first round of singles competition with Riley defeating Cumberland County’s Taz Hopkins 6-0 in both sets. He and Caten both advanced to face Cookeville’s first and fourth seed respectively where they both fell.

The Pioneers end their season with a formidable track record going almost undefeated with only one district loss.

SINGLES Round 1 – WC Emma Dillon falls to Brynn Harvey (DeKalb), 6-3, 6-0 Round 1 – WC Rachel Jackson beats Cheyenne Emery (Cumberland), 6-0, 6-0

Round 2 – WC Rachel Jackson falls to Scotie Stroud (Cookeville), 6-1, 6-0 DOUBLES Round 1 – WC Caroline Stewart/ Susanna Netherton beat Hannah White/ Lily Wright (Livingston), 6-0, 6-4

Round 1 – WC Elizabeth Templos/ London Caten fall to Charlotte Paladino/ Tess Barton (DeKalb), 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Round 2 – WC Stewart/ Netherton fall to Adeline Moore/ Katie Rohr (Cookeville), 6-2, 6-0 SINGLES Round 1 – WC Colin Riley beats Taz Hopkins (Cumberland), 6-0, 6-0 Round 1 – WC Mitchell Caten beats Seth Cantrell (DeKalb), 6-1, 6-2 Semifinals – WC Riley falls to Jackson Franks (Cookeville), 6-1,

6-2 Semifinals – WC Caten falls to Cade Smith (Cookeville), 6-4, 6-1 DOUBLES Round 1 – WC Kamrin McLaughlin/ Wilder Higgins fall to Noah Gately/ Valentin Giorgini (White), 7-6, 7-6, 6-4

Round 1 – WC Luke Winkler/ Easton West fall to Isaac Brown/ Ian Paladino, 6-0, 6-0