JOPLIN — The Neosho Lady Wildcats finished up their dual portion of the regular season on Monday and Tuesday with Nevada and Carl Junction and then finished their last two tournament commitments before district play, competing in the Thomas Jefferson Tournament on Friday and the Central Ozark Conference Large Tournament on Thursday.

Neosho head coach Nick Hays moved Emily Mitchell into the No. 1 singles spot late into her freshman season and she’s been one of the bright spots for the Lady Wildcats this season.

On Friday, Mitchell claimed Neosho’s lone win of the tournament and earned sixth place with a 1-2 mark. Mitchell defeated Webb City’s Hannah Yockey in the consolation semifinals Friday by a 8-2 score, Yockey being Webb City’s top singles player.

Mitchell lost 8-0 in her opening match against Springfield Catholic’s Anna Rader; Rader’s one of the premier players in the state. In the fifth place match, Mitchell fell 8-4 to College Heights’ Jaira Glaser.

No. 2 singles Mariah Pina lost both her matches, No. 1 doubles Sarah Werner and Baylee Scribner lost both their matches, and No. 2 doubles Kennedy Watts and Morgan Brattin lost both their matches.

At the COC Large Tournament on Thursday, Neosho players lost all their matches.

No. 1 Mitchell fell 8-0 to Ozark’s Madison Woods, No. 2 Werner lost 8-1 to Republic’s Heather Georges, No. 3 Scribner lost 8-0 to Branson’s Aunika Stevenson, No. 4 Watts lost 8-0 to Ozark’s Abigail Taylor, No. 5 Pina lost 8-0 to Republic’s Jordyn Gianopolus, and No. 6 Brattin lost 8-0 to Branson’s Tawny Denzer.

In doubles, No. 1 Mitchell-Pina lost 6-0 to Nixa’s Sydney Odom-Catherine Everett, No. 2 Werner-Scribner lost 6-0 to Ozark’s Bailey Major-Jadyn Engel, and No. 3 Watts-Brattin lost 6-0 to Ozark’s Taylor-Kaitlyn Short.