The Rolla tennis team hosted Waynesville in the first round of Districts on Monday, Sept. 25. The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of Waynesville, sweeping the first five matches to advance to the second round.
Rolla got off to a fantastic start in doubles play. Rachel Butz and Laura McCutcheon made quick work of Chloe Trusty and Klementyna Cichocki in a 8-1 at number one. The next match to finish up was at number three, where Kathleen Beetner and Shannon Chan beat Blaire Smith and Tiffany Bell 8-3. The closest match of the night came at number two doubles, where Olivia Burken and Rylee Kriete were pushed to the edge by Lauren Demalade and Heather Emersen. Burken and Kriete had the upper hand in the end, winning the match 8-6 to finish off the sweep of doubles.
The Lady Bulldogs and Waynesville only got through two singles matches before the Lady Tigers were mathematically eliminated. Butz didn't have much trouble with Trusty at number one singles, winning the match 6-0, 6-1. Burken then finished off Demalade 6-1, 6-1 to end the match. Rolla also led in all four of the remaining singles matches before clinching the 5-0 win.
The team loss doesn't end Waynesville's season, as individual Districts are right around the corner. They'll be played Saturday, Sept. 30.