Boasting a more experienced tennis squad, Nevada used that to its advantage and took down Neosho, 8-1, in varsity action on Monday.
Neosho’s Audrey Eastin was the only winner for the Lady Wildcats, dropping Megan Payne 8-5 at No. 6 singles.
In other singles action, No. 1 KaiLeigh Thomlinson lost to Megan Kimbrough 8-2. 2, KaLynn Jordon lost to Jessica Decocq 8-3. 3, Zoe Mitchell lost to Kierstin Lanham 8-2. 4, Hannah Morrison lost to Laruen Baker 8-3. 5, Sydnie Benjelloun lost to Liz Smith 9-8 (7-3).
In doubles, No. 1 Thomlinson-Jordon lost to Kimbrough-Baker 8-5. 2, Mitchell-Morrison lost to Decocq-Lanham 8-3. 3, Benjelloun-Eastin lost to Smith-Payne 8-3.
Despite the loss, there were some bright spots for the Lady Wildcats.
“I’m proud of how hard (we) played,” Neosho coach Nick Hays said. “Everybody (won) at least a few games off of their opponents. Nevada returned a lot of players this year and we have a lot of new players. So I’m proud of the way the girls fought.”
The Lady Wildcats (1-9, 1-5 Central Ozark Conference Large Division) entertain Carl Junction at 4:30 p.m. today.