Fort Scott High School's tennis team opened the junior varsity portion of its schedule with a home tournament Monday afternoon.
Ashley Allen had the Tigers' best finish of the day, going 1-2 in No. 2 singles. The other three entries did not win any matches. The point was more about gaining experience for a young squad.
"This was a good chance for some of our JV players to get a chance to see where they are right now," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "But also, hopefully, it helped the girls who were watching to see things that happened on the court and understand why we are working on changing some things in everyone's game. The effort was good and I thought everyone did a nice job.
"We have only had a week of practice and we still have work to do, but getting a chance to play against opponents not team mates will help them see what they need to do."
Allen defeated Nichole Hansey of Pittsburg, 6-3, and lost to Erin Wesselowski of Independence, 6-0, and Bailey Miller of Nevada, 6-3.
Sammi Carr played No. 1 singles. She lost to Kelsey Porter of Independence, 6-0, Ashley Magsam of Nevada, 6-1, and Erika Springer of Pittsburg, 6-5 (7-5).
Bailee Hall and Hannah Messer played No. 1 doubles. They lost to Indy's Ashlyn Conner/Taylor Mason, 6-0, Nevada's Regan Kimbrough/Katie Brauer, 6-0, and Pittsburg's Regan Gilmore/Jessica Curlee, 6-2.
Krista Hightower and Aubin Duff played No. 2 doubles. They fell to Indy's Taylor Murdock/Emily Derrick, 6-1, Nevada's Lauren Phillips/Brandi Perrin, 6-2, and Pittsburg's Megan Reed/Karee Sinclair, 6-5 (7-5).