Tigers

The Tigers tennis team secured its second straight regional title with a sweep of the boys singles and doubles matches on Thursday, May 17 in Hopkinsville.

The Caldwell County Tigers tennis team secured its second straight regional title with a clean sweep of the boys singles and doubles matches on Thursday, May 17 at Ruff Park in Hopkinsville.

Caldwell County’s squad totaled 10 points compared to Madisonville North Hopkins’ output from nine entries.

Henderson County went home early with just five points overall after being ousted in the quarterfinals.

Caldwell County’s Ryan Hammett is the current Region 2 champion after a semi-final win over Ethan Alexander from University Heights Academy, 6-2 and 6-0, and a title win over Madisonville North Hopkins’ Nathaniel Crick. Crick won the first match 6-2, while Hammett won the second match 6-4 forcing a first to 10 tie breaker. Hammett won the tiebreaker 10-7.

Hammett and his brother Jordan were the previous year’s doubles title holders for the 2nd Region.

With Jordan graduating and Ryan playing singles, this year’s doubles duo of Billy Wallace and Grayden Miller brought home the title to secure the 2nd Region trophy.

Wallace and Miller took out two Madisonville North Hopkins teams for the win.

The duo beat Adam Tagg and Lukas Ramey with 6-4 and 6-4 in the semi final round and Aidan Brummer and Braeden Bell in the final round at 7-6 and 6-2.

All those who reached the semifinals in the regional rounds advance to the state tournament on May 31-June 2 in Lexington.