Trenton High School's girls tennis team finished in seventh place on Friday at the Benton Tournament in St. Joseph, starting their day with a tough 3-2 loss to Savannah.
The loss to Savannah tipped the way of the Savages with a very close match at #1 doubles that went to the Savages 11-10, with a 7-3 tiebreaker against the Trenton duo of Megan Derry and Alexis Fender. Trenton swept the singles matches, with Hannah Sowder winning 10-4 and Hannah Brinser 10-Love. The #2 doubles team of Alvynne Villacampa and Siara Bailey lost 3-10, with the #3 doubles team of Ashley Allen and Tristan Dugan falling 3-10.
In the consolation semifinal round against Benton, Trenton lost 4-1, with the Bulldogs only victory coming from the #1 doubles team of Derry and Fender 10-3. At #1 singles, Sowder was beaten 4-10, with Brinser beaten by a tighter 8-10 final at #2 singles. In #2 doubles, Villacampa and Bailey were beaten 7-10, with Allen and Dugan falling 4-10 at #3 doubles.
Trenton salvaged seventh place with a 3-2 victory over Bishop LeBlond. The Lady Bulldogs started strong with a 10-8 win for Hannah Sowder at #1 singles, however Hannah Brinser was beaten at #2 singles, leaving the team tied at 1. Derry and Fender took care of business at #1 doubles, winning 10-2, but at #2 doubles Villacampa and Bailey fell 8-10, setting up the winner take all #3 doubles match, which Allen and Dugan won for the Lady Bulldogs by a final score of 10-5.
Trenton's next event will be Wednesday (September 18th), participating in the Cameron tournament. The Lady Bulldogs are in the always-tough Marshall Tournament this coming Saturday (September 21st).