'Vet' Will Leathers, Tornado secure shot at 10th TSAA tennis title

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / McCallie's Will Leathers hits a forehand in his match with Ensworth's Eli Schuh at the Adams Tennis Comples during the TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro on May 25, 2021.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The last time Will Leathers was competing for a TSSAA team tennis championship he was one of the younger members of the McCallie program.

All of a sudden the roles have changed and he's become one of its oldest.

Yet, some things haven't changed. He is still playing No. 2 singles for the Blue Tornado and again the team is on the cusp of a Division II-AA state championship.

McCallie isn't the only local representation. Baylor's girls will be competing for their 10th consecutive championship in Division II-AA, while Arts & Sciences's girls are one win away from their first team championship in their initial appearance in state, having defeated Madison Magnet 4-0 Tuesday.

Signal Mountain's boys also advanced, defeating Milan to clinch a spot in the public school Small Class championship.