Two of the nine Springfield entries remain alive in the consolation bracket headed into the final day of the high school state tennis tournament.
Coral Tracy of Kickapoo and Anna Rader of Springfield Catholic are still in the hunt for all-state honors, despite suffering losses on the first day of the Class 2 and Class 1 individual singles tournaments at the Missouri State High School Activities Association 41st Girls Tennis Championship at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.
Rader reached the Class 1 quarterfinals but suffered a 7-5, 6-4 loss to Samantha Remis of John Burroughs. The Springfield Catholic junior rallied in the consolation quarterfinals by blanking Katie Varner of St. Charles West, 6-0, 6-0.
Rader competes Saturday in the consolation semifinals in an attempt to reach the fifth-place match.
Fifth place is also the best possible outcome for Tracy.
Tracy fell to Mary Burger of St. Joseph’s Academy 6-1, 6-2 in the Class 2 singles quarterfinals. She responded against a familiar opponent upon drawing Glendale’s Brooke Smith in the consolation quarterfinals. Tracy prevailed 7-6 (7-3 in a first set tiebreaker), 6-4.
State girls team tennis 2016
Springfield area qualifiers
Class 1 singles
Courtney Potter, Rogersville
Anna Rader, Springfield Catholic
Dannie Wilson, Mt. Vernon
Class 2 singles
Rachel Dwyer, Glendale
Brooke Smith, Glendale
Coral Tracy, Kickapoo
Madi Fulk, Central
Class 2 doubles
Raegan Brown and Claire Conway, Kickapoo
Kaitlyn Snyder and Kaytlin Pearce, Republic