Makenzie Williams returns a serve Tuesday against Chillicothe.

Improved Lady Dragons fall to Chillicothe

The Cameron High School Lady Dragon Tennis Team fell to Chillicothe during their first time back on the court Tuesday.

Cameron Doubles Team Matti Burton and Makenzie Williams picked up the Lady Dragons’ only victory on the day, but first-year coach Morgan Gitthens was pleased with what she saw Tuesday afternoon. 

“We’re going to be really good. Every match is a learning opportunity and we can build upon that,” Gitthens said. 

In singles action, Williams (1) fell to Delaney May 8-4, Burton (2) fell 8-3 to Cami Carpenter, Serenity Burge (3) fell to Megan Sisson 8-5 and Carly Carman (6) fell to Olivia Anderson 8-1. Joy Collins (4), Cali Teel (5), Harley Burton (7) and Leah McBee (8) fell 8-0.

In doubles action, Burge and Collins (2) fell 8-0, Teel and Carman fell 8-0 and Burton and McBee (3) fell 8-0.

“It felt really good. I’m excited we got to have a season. Me and my doubles partner (Williams) won against Chillicothe for the first time in three years,” senior Matti Burton said. “We’re an amazing team. With all newcomers, except the three of us returners, it’s going to be a great season.”

After Tuesday, Gitthens said she looks forward to having a lengthy career as tennis coach. She replaces long-time tennis coach Todd Berry, who chose not to return this season for medical reasons. 

“Being a Cameron alumnus, and a Cameron tennis alumnus, I’m confident I can lead the girls to great places,” Gitthens said. “… It’s been interesting. We’ve had some long days and some interesting practices so we can learn what we’re doing on the court.”

 

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