Chambersburg rdp: Girls tennis racks up 1st victory

Chambersburg 5, CD East 0: The Trojans won each match in straight sets and dominated the Panthers on Thursday afternoon  in a non-league match at Norlo Park.

Avery Wissinger

Singles winners for Chambersburg (1-1) were Sarah Vessah at No. 1 (6-1, 6-1), Ridglee Flohr at No. 2 (ahead 4-2, forfeit win) and Avery Wissinger at No. 3 (ahead 6-2, 3-2, forfeit win).

“Vessah played really well and owned her serve today,” Chambersburg coach Josh Barwin said. “Flohr was looking more comfortable out there in only her second singles match ever. Wissinger continues to play hard and moves her opponent around, which makes things simpler for her.”

At doubles, No. 1 Reese Miller and Aspen Kimberly dispensed their opponents, 6-0, 6-0, while at No. 2, Sophie Forrester and Grace Fiegl captured a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

Barwin said, “Reese and Kimberly were both beasts at the net and fed off each other well. No. 2 played a really good second set. You can tell Grace and Sophie have great chemistry and they had more than a handful of aces.”


Trojans have rough opening: Chambersburg played in its first Mid Penn Commonwealth Division match of the season Thursday at Hershey Country Club, and tied for fifth with the host school.

Jeremy Otto

Brady Davidson of Cumberland Valley shot 3-under 68 to claim medalist honors and Central Dauphin won the team score with 293. Chambersburg tied with Hershey with 346 strokes.

For the Trojans, Jeremy Otto shot the best round with a 10-over par 81. He was followed by Brennan Sease (t23, 87), Jacob Bassham (27th, 88), Dru Bowling and Teegan Humelsine (t34), 90), Garrett Swatsburg (t36, 92) and Brady Seaman (39th, 94).

Chambersburg assistant coach Doug Deardorff said, ” Our young group lacked experience at Hershey C.C. and that was compounded with the heat today. Central Dauphin seemed to cope well with the heat and played well. We hope to use this the grow and we have back-to-back matches next, including a home match at Penn National Founders on Thursday.”