The Trenton Lady Bulldogs came into their Class 1 state quarterfinal tennis match confident of their play and hopeful of an upset, having defeated St. Pius the Tenth of Kansas City 5-0 on Friday, in the state sectionals. However, the all-around strength of a Barstow team considered by many to be the favorite for the state title was too much for the Lady Bulldogs, who went down 5 matches to zero, ending their 'team' portion of the 2011 season.
The story for Trenton flipped 180 degrees from Friday, with Jaci Tracy, Jessica Tracy, Maria Stevenson, and Megan Sole losing singles matches love-6, love-6. Megan Derry did manage a point in her match with Lexi Shetly, but lost love-6, 1-6.
Barstow moves onto the Class 1 state quarterfinals in Springfield on Friday to take on Kennett, while Trenton ends the season at 15-5. Barstow is now 13-6.
Of note in Monday morning's match was a victory for Trenton, although it did not count in the final team score. Magie Steinhoff was allowed to finish her match with Barstow's Emily Reed and won by a score of 6-3, 6-1, called a "great win for Magie against a very tough team" by Head Coach Abby Gott.
Singles winners for Barstow, in addition to Shetly, were Alenda Faye, Maddie Tadros, Lauren Estes, and Kathryn Lundren, again all by perfect 6-love, 6-love scores.
Monday's Trenton-Barstow tennis match was played at Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, after being postponed by rain on Saturday.
Also of note for Trenton girl's tennis will be an appearance in the individual doubles tournament on Friday in Springfield by seniors Jaci Tracy and Jessica Tracy. They won sectionals at Chillicothe last week to advance to play in Springfield.