Hilliard Northwest News

Boys Tennis

Davidson places fifth in Classic

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys tennis team competed in a tournament each of the past two weekends.

The Wildcats played host to the seven-team Hilliard Doubles Classic on April 13 and competed in the eight-team Worthington Cup on April 20 at Worthington Kilbourne. They scored 15 points to place fifth in the Doubles Classic behind champion Cincinnati Seven Hills (33) and tied Kilbourne for second (13) in the Worthington Cup behind Dublin Jerome (14).

In the Worthington Cup, freshman Thomas Porter finished second in singles, losing to Gahanna's Canyon Teague 6-0, 6-0 in the final, and seniors Joe Justus and Michael Porter finished third in doubles, defeating St. Charles' Jack Groeber and Will Niermeyer 8-3 in the third-place match.

Davidson was 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the OCC-Central Division before playing Upper Arlington on April 23.

In their first three league matches, the Wildcats lost to Dublin Coffman 4-1 on April 9 and defeated Westland 5-0 on April 16 and Central Crossing 5-0 on April 18.

Martin leading Darby in singles

Darby was 6-5 overall after losing to Wellington 3-2 on April 22 and 1-2 in the OCC-Cardinal before playing Westerville South on April 23.

The Panthers won their league opener, beating Westerville North 4-1 on April 9, but lost to Jerome 4-1 on April 16 and lost to Kilbourne 5-0 on April 18.

Through eight matches, junior C.J. Martin was 6-0, senior Kyle Chilcote was 4-3 and junior Siddartha Revur was 3-4 in singles. The first doubles team of sophomore John Gehrt and freshman David Kim was 3-3.

Bradley struggling to win matches

Bradley lost to Olentangy 5-0 on April 22, falling to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the OCC-Cardinal before playing Kilbourne on April 23.

The Jaguars lost their league opener to Jerome, 5-0 on April 9, before defeating Westerville Central on April 18.

Through nine matches, the doubles team of junior Jimmy Gaydos and freshman Doug Knecht was 3-0. In singles, senior William Kolenky was 3-4, junior Parker Holland was 3-6 and senior Nizam Hussein was 1-3.

Knecht had a team-high 23 aces.

--Scott Hennen