Top-seeded Republic will have a chance to win a team district championship on its home courts Wednesday. The Lady Tigers defeated Willard 5-0 in the district semifinals to advance to the title match against Joplin. The Eagles beat Carthage 5-4.
Republic cruised past Willard in three easy doubles matches to start the night. All three Republic teams won 8-2. In singles play, Kaitlyn Snyder and Jordyn Gianopulos both won in straight sets, clinching the victory and ending the remaining matches in progress.
Republic improves to 11-1. Joplin is 7-4 entering tomorrow’s district championship match tomorrow at 4 pm.
1. Snyder/Gianopulos (R) d. Go/Phipps 8-2
2. McAtee/Morgan (R) d. Burson/Yates 8-2
3. Freeman/Crawford (R) d. Kiesewetter/Bridges 8-2
1. Kaitlyn Snyder (R) d. Jungeun Go 6-2, 6-1
2. Jordyn Gianopulos (R) d. Karson Phipps 6-3, 6-0
3. Carly McAtee (R) lead Kaitlyn Burson 6-2, 3-0
4. Sarah Kiesewetter lead Katie Stiles (R) 5-4
5. Hannah Morgan (R) lead Neely Bridges 5-4
6. Isabella Freeman (R) lead Courtney Yates 5-3