After pulling out their first victory in the first round of team districts in thrilling fashion on Monday, the Neosho tennis team fell to Joplin on Tuesday in the second round.
The Wildcats (seeded fifth) put it all together on Monday when they stopped fourth-seeded Republic 5-4.
Results for the Wildcats, with Neosho players listed first, were:
At singles Jordan Cox lost to William Hyde 6-2, 6-1. Tucker Bailey defeated Eddy Elivo 6-1, 6-4. Jackson Parks lost to Brad Hendricks 6-1, 6-2. Cameron Langley lost to Cory Harris 6-2, 6-1. Jace Hendricks defeated Gabe Banfield 7-5, 6-1. Nathan Scribner defeated Jacob Overturf 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
At doubles Cox-Bailey defeated Elivo-Banfield 6-2, 6-4. Parks-Langley lost to Hendricks-Harris 6-1, 6-3. Hendricks-Scribner defeated Hyde-Overturf 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The Wildcats lost to Joplin 6-0 at the Joplin Athletic Complex on Tuesday.
At singles Cox lost to Jeremy Lynn 6-0, 6-0. Bailey lost to Luke Frogge 6-0, 6-0. Parks lost to Edran Ali 6-0, 6-0. Langley lost to Brooks Butler 6-0, 6-0. Hendricks lost to Sam Willcoxon 6-0, 6-1 and Scribner lost to Duncan Ford 6-0, 6-1.
The Wildcats begin play in individual districts on Friday at Joplin.