Republic’s spoiled the opening of Carthage’s new eight-court tennis complex on its high school campus, romping to a 9-0 victory to stay undefeated at 8-0. Republic is 3-0 in Central Ozark Conference play and has beaten both of the future district opponents it has played.
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The only close call of the night came in the #1 doubles match, where Isaac Jordan and Kile Thornhill struggled to eke out a 9-7 victory over Adam Theis and Eric Ortega. Jordan and Thornhill trailed 7-6 before winning three games in a row to close out the win. Republic still hasn’t lost a doubles match all year.
It’s the sixth consecutive win for Republic over Carthage.
The JV squad improved to 4-1 this season with a 19-5 win.
The Tigers play next Monday at home against Carl Junction (varsity only).
1. Jordan/Thornhill d. Theis/Ortega 9-7
2. Berry/Cook d. Smith/Tandy 8-2
3. McMillin/Hayes d. Garrido/Parnell 8-4
1. Isaac Jordan d. Adam Theis 8-0
2. Will Berry d. Eric Ortega 8-2
3. Jack Cook d. Silas Smith 8-3
4. Kile Thornhill d. Colby Tandy 8-0
5. Drew McMillin d. Julian Garrido Reyes 8-2
6. Lucas Hayes d. Jaben Parnell 8-2
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