Two Springfield tennis players competing for all-state

Two of the nine Springfield entries remain alive in the consolation bracket headed into the final day of the high school state tennis tournament.

Springfield Catholic two-time all-state tennis player Anna Rader.

Springfield Catholic two-time all-state tennis player Anna Rader.

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