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Tigers Rip Carthage To Spoil Opening Night (Photos & Results)
Kile Thornhill serves as Isaac Jordan waits at the net during the Tigers' #1 doubles match. Thornhill and Jordan won 9-7.

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.

(See photos below.)

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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