Chattanoogan Senior Spotlight: Ooltewah Tennis

Trio Of Seniors Lead Owls On The Court

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - by Kevin Llewallyn

here.The Ooltewah tennis program has three seniors who have dedicated a combined 11 years to the Owls' tennis program. Katelyn Lee and Hope Clark have led the girls' team, while Chandler Cate is the lone senior on the boys' squad.

 

"They are all aggressive, competitive, and committed on the court," said Ooltewah coach Ken Buchanan.

"They have been a joy to coach."

 

Katelyn Lee

 

A four-year starter, Lee is the No. 1 singles and doubles player for the Lady Owls, has been captain for the past two seasons. and has been named to the All-County team. She has played tennis for nine years, and is also an instructor at the Kay McDaniel tennis clinics.

 

“Katelyn is a very dedicated, committed, aggressive, and competitive player,” said Buchanan. “She has worked continuously and hard on becoming the best tennis player she can be. She doesn’t let anything hold her back, including injuries, and she doesn’t make excuses. She’s also a strong supporter of her teammates.”

 

“She’s very personable and kind, doesn’t meet a stranger, and is committed to treating everyone fairly. She doesn’t get into the ‘drama’ scene, and is a definite leader.”

 

Lee will continue her tennis career at Johnson University, and will double major in elementary education and Bible and theology. To read her signing story click here.

 

Chandler Cate

 

Cate is also a four-year starter and the No. 1 singles and doubles player for the Owls' boys team. He will be attending Middle Tennessee State University and majoring in chemistry in the fall.

 

"Chandler is committed to improving his skill level and works hard to do so," Buchanan said. "He is very coachable and listens to and takes criticism well. He is good at adjusting his game to the individual he is playing."

 

"He is a team player and is always willing to help his teammates in any way possible, whether it be team-related or personal."

 

Hope Clark

 

Clark is a three-year starter and is the No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles player for the Lady Owls. She also plans to attend college in the fall.

 

"Hope definitely has her own style (ground strokes)," said Buchanan. "She is competitive, but also likes to have fun when she plays. She supports her team and is willing to do whatever is best for the team."

 

"She is also a hard worker and outgoing. She wants to have fun, but knows when it is time to be serious and take care of business."

 

 

The Chattanoogan Senior Spotlight series highlights local prep seniors whose seasons have been canceled due to the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are associated with a high school spring sports team and would like your seniors featured, please encourage the coach to reach out to me at kevin.llewallyn@gmail.com. Also, share this article and others like it from this series on social media using #ChattanooganSeniorSpotlight.


Baylor Swimming And Diving Teams Receive National Scholars Recognition

TSSAA And eKnowledge Continue Sponsorship Of SAT and ACT Prep Programs

NFHS Network’s “High School Support Program” Aims To Help High School Athletics And Activities Deal With Impact Of COVID-19


The Baylor School Swimming & Diving teams were recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-2020 Scholar Teams. The Baylor School boys ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is proud to announce its continued support of the National SAT/ACT Prep Project through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and ... (click for more)

As high schools nationwide contend with the fallout from COVID-19, the NFHS Network , a leader in streaming live and on-demand high school sports, announced on Tuesday its High School Support ... (click for more)



Prep Sports

Baylor Swimming And Diving Teams Receive National Scholars Recognition

The Baylor School Swimming & Diving teams were recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-2020 Scholar Teams. The Baylor School boys had a 3.628 team GPA to earn NISCA Silver Level Academic status. The boy’s team also got it done in the pool as they claimed the 2020 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championship. The Baylor ... (click for more)

TSSAA And eKnowledge Continue Sponsorship Of SAT and ACT Prep Programs

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is proud to announce its continued support of the National SAT/ACT Prep Project through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge. Because of this association, Tennessee students receive a 95% discount on SAT or ACT prep courses. This is a community-service, non-profit project and all student fees are reinvested ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Highest Number Yet Of Coronavirus Patients In Hospital; Tennessee Has 3,314 New Cases - A New Record For 1 Day

There are 74 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals - a new one-day high, Health Department officials said on Monday. Of that group, 39 are from Hamilton County. However, the number of Intensive Care Unit patients with the virus dropped to 15. Hamilton County had 52 new cases of coronavirus, but deaths remain at 38, officials said on Monday. The local case total is ... (click for more)

Air Pollution Control Bureau Director Robert Colby To Retire After 40 Years Of Public Service

Stephen E. Meyer, MSc., P.E., FASCE, chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board, has announced that the director of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will be retiring from public service. Bob Colby has served as director of the Bureau for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he was staff attorney for the Bureau for 10 years. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why I Will Not Be Voting For Commissioner Discretionary Spending

Most people that know me well know that I will not vote to reinstate the $900,000 commissioner’s discretionary spending of taxpayer money. My reasons are: 1. There could not be a worse economic time for the government to spend additional money. It’s time to tighten the belt of government spending and not expand it. All American families are having this conversation around their ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gracious! It’s A Comet!

There is a once-in-a-lifetime experience going on above us and it will put any child under the age of 99 years young absolutely in awe. On March 27, a NASA spacecraft known as NEOWISE (that stands for ‘Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) was circling planet Earth in an effort to categorize as many asteroids as possible that are non-threatening yet orbit close ... (click for more)