Category: Tennis

Republic Brings Home First-Ever State Tennis Trophy (Photos)

The Lady Tigers finished their state playoff run with a fourth-place finish in Springfield Saturday. After dropping a close 5-3 decision to St. Pius X in the semifinals, Republic lost to Mary Institute-Country Day in Saturday’s match, 5-0. (Day 2 photo gallery below.) “They should be proud of themselves for

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State Tennis Updates

Republic meets St. Pius X (Kansas City) at noon in the state semifinals. The teams will play three doubles matches and six singles matches – and the first team to win five matches will advance to the state championship round. Editor’s Note: I’ll have photos and video later, but probably

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Crawford Earns Republic’s 1st State Tennis Medal

With a record five participants at the state tournament, today was a banner day for the Republic tennis program before play even started. But the Lady Tigers didn’t stop there. Led by Elsie Crawford’s performance in the singles bracket, Republic posted its best day ever on the sport’s big stage.

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Final Four-Bound: Lady Tigers Earn 1st Team Semifinal Berth

Sometimes, getting five players into the state tournament just isn’t enough. The Lady Tigers swept Glendale 5-0 in the state quarterfinals Monday to earn Republic’s first-ever appearance in a team tennis final four. Glendale had beaten Republic earlier in the season, but the Lady Tigers were missing #1 singles player

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Lady Tigers go Back-to-Back as District Champs

The Lady Tigers tennis team is the district champion for a second straight year. Less than a week after dominating the individual district tournament by qualifying five players for state, Republic whipped Webb City 5-0 to capture the district team title, as well. The Lady Tigers jumped on the Cardinals

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Team Tennis Win Sets up District Title Tilt

The Lady Tigers tennis team will meet Webb City for a team district championship today at 4 pm. The Lady Tigers advanced with a 5-0 win over Willard, sweeping all five completed matches – while leading in the three other matches that ended as soon as Republic clinched. The Republic/Webb

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Who’s Hot? October 7, 2020

As team district play begins today at Republic, it would be hard to find a tennis team that’s hotter than the Lady Tigers. Republic won both the singles (Elsie Crawford) and doubles (Sedalia Shumaker and Morgan Lewis) brackets at individual sectionals. They also finished second in doubles (Wrigley Cook and

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