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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Lady Tigers fall short at individual districts

  • Waynesville was well-represented at this fall season's individual girls tennis district tournament.
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  • COLUMBIA, Mo. – Waynesville was well-represented at this fall season's individual girls tennis district tournament.
    Six student-athletes made the trip to the Class 2, District 9 tournament, including two singles competitors and four doubles contenders.
    The Lady Tigers' No. 1 singles performer, Emily Salcedo (Sr.) battled through a two-and-a-half hour match with Jefferson City's Madeline Brown (6-4, 5-7, 6-0).
    "Salcedo played her best yet, making sharp, consistent shots throughout the entire match, and allowing her opponent to take the majority of match errors," Waynesville coach Kayla Wilson said after the match.
    Salcedo fell in the second round to top-seeded Ashley Dowden from Helias.
    Waynesville's No. 2 singles, Kaitlynn Wagner (Soph.), had a tough draw, falling to Jefferson City's No. 1 contender in the first round (0-6, 3-6).
    The No. 1 doubles team for Waynesville, Makenzie King (Sr.) and Lindzie King (Fr.) also had a tough day, falling in the first round of play to Camdenton, despite hitting deuce multiple times throughout their match.
    "They put a lot of angle on their shots and used great ball placement but ended with a final score of 1-6, 2-6," Wilson said.
    In their first match, Clarissa Vance (Soph.) and Paige Massey (Jr.), the Lady Tigers' No. 2 doubles team, defeated Camdenton (6-3, 6-2).
    "This pair has really stepped up this year and learned how to play an aggressive tennis game together," Wilson said. "Both of these girls have learned to dominate at net and communicate so well with each other."
    Vance and Massey lost in the second round to a No. 2-seeded Jefferson City team (0-6, 0-6).

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