The Trenton Lady Bulldog tennis team fell 5-4 to Savannah in a district semifinal played on Monday afternoon. The Lady Savages tipped the scales by winning two of three doubles matches against THS.
The #2 seed Savages and the #3 seed Bulldogs battled tooth and nail through singles play, with Trenton taking wins from Alexis Fender (1-6, 6-3, 7-5 over Morgan Case), Alvynne Villacampa (6-1, 6-4 over Shayna Rosenak), and Hannah Sowder (6-3, 6-1 over Samantha Brown). Savannah matched Trenton with three singles victories, coming from Erin Hirter (6-2, 1-6, 6-1 over Megan Derry), Jenny Cornelius (6-3, 6-2 over Siara Bailey), and Leah Holt (7-5, 7-5 over Hannah Brinser).
In doubles play, Trenton's #1 team of Derry and Fender downed Hirter and Case of Savannah 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. Savannah's #2 team of Rosenak and Cornelius beat Villacampa/Bailey 6-1, 6-0, and at #3 doubles, Brown/Holt beat Sowder/Brinser 6-4, 6-4.
The win moves Savannah into the district championship match against #1 seed Chillicothe on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Chillicothe blasted Maryville 5-0 in the semifinals on Monday, after Maryville swept Cameron in the first round, 5-0. The winner between the Hornets and Savages will win the District 16 championship and advance into the Class 1 state playoffs.
On Thursday, Trenton ended the regular season, on Senior Night, with a 9-0 loss to Kirksville. The JV fell 8-0 to the visiting Lady Tigers.
Here are the scores from Thursday, 10/3/13:
Allison Freeland d. Megan Derry 8-4
Audrey Wichmann d. Alexis Fender 8-4
Rachel Jones d. Alvynne Villacampa 8-6
Katie Kuttenkuler d. Siara Bailey 8-8, 7-3 tiebreak
Naseem Hamidi d. Hannah Sowder 8-2
Emily Weichelt d. Hannah Brinser 8-5
Freeland/Jones d. Derry/Fender 8-3
Wichmann/Kuttenkuler d. Villacampa/Bailey 8-4
Moore/Weichelt d. Sowder/Brinser 8-3
Allen/Harrison 6-6, 3-7 tiebreak