PARSONS, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team was able to play all but two matches in the Labette County Invitational here Thursday before rain halted the proceedings. The preliminary plan is to return here at 3 p.m. Wednesday to play out the rest of the tournament.
In the three sets of duals that were completed, the Tigers beat Chanute 3 matches to 1, tied LCHS and lost to Pittsburg 3-1.
"I was excited about the effort that the girls gave us on Thursday," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "We still have to become more consistent and learn to keep our concentration, intensity and effort at a high level all the time, but these girls are showing a lot of progress."
The No. 1 doubles team of Michelle Buntain and Corina Harrison is 3-0 with one match to go. They defeated Pittsburg's team of Kasey Sinclair and Sammie Highfield 8-3 and went to tie-breakers with Jade Gardner/Madison Wendt of Chanute, 8-7 (7-3), and Kaysha Julich/Allie Reynolds of LCHS, 8-7 (10-8).
Kalia Dancy and Heather Hobbs paired together for the first time this season in No. 2 doubles and went 3-1 to finish second. They had an 8-5 win over Chanute's Jeana Lawrence/Ashley Parrett and 8-3 victories over LC's Kelsey Eckelberry/Paige Wells and Coffeyville's Racheal Gilman/Haley Smith. They lost to Pittsburg's Rashelle Hall/Robin Brummett, 8-2.
Taylor Bailey moved into the No. 1 singles slot and finished 1-3. She beat Jordan Hayes of Coffeyville 8-1 and lost to Chapril Stewart of Pittsburg 8-2, Jessica Tucker of Chanute 8-6 and Katie Anderson of Labette 8-1.
Courtney Crain moved from doubles to No. 2 singles and is 1-2 with one match to go. She defeated Breanna Brooks of Chanute 8-3 and lost to Ashton Born of Pittsburg 8-2 and Lakyn Baughman of LCHS 8-3.
The Tigers will travel to Independence Thursday.