NEVADA -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team was shut out here Tuesday, dropping all nine matches in a dual meet.
This meet had six singles matches and three doubles matches. This put some of the players in unfamiliar position as as the same group of six players plays in one singles and one doubles match.
"It's always good to get to play an old fashioned dual match each year when we see Nevada," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "It is nice for the girls to have the opportunity to play both singles and doubles in this match.
Nevada has a strong team again this season which is normal, they have had a good program for many years. I was proud of the way our kids played hard and the effort they gave. I thought most of the girls played pretty well in spurts, but just weren't consistent enough throughout the entire match to have much success. We play well for a few points, but just can't sustain it for an extended period of time. Of course the quality of the competition we were facing does have something to do with that."
Jill Query played No 1. singles, her usual spot, but lost 8-4 to Danielle Hadler. Molly Karleskint, who usually only plays doubles, went at No. 2 singles but lost to Whitney Delrosario, 8-1.
Danielle Miller stepped in at No. 3 singles but lost to Molly Ferree. Britney Doherty, a singles player, lost the No. 4 match to Megan Stacy.
Taylor Bailey and Lauren Caulfield, both freshmen who have been playing doubles, were shut out in their singles matches. Elise McNeil won the No. 5 match against Bailey and Kayla Stiles won the No. 6 match versus Caulfield.
Karleskint and Miller fell in the No. 1 doubles match, 8-1, to Ferree and Stacy. Query and Doherty had a closer match in No. 2 doubles but still were on the short end of an 8-4 decision to Hadler and Delrosario. Bailey and Caulfield were shut out in the No. 3 match against McNeil and Stiles.
The Tigers host their own varsity invitational at 3 p.m. Thursday.