REPUBLIC — The Neosho Lady Wildcats concluded one busy week of court time and a travel itinerary that could have found itself within Johnny Cash’s “I’ve Been Everywhere,” with a dual Thursday against Central Ozark Conference foe Branson and a tournament Friday in Republic.
Let’s see, the Lady Wildcats already played road duals earlier in the week against Mount Vernon (Monday), Carthage (Tuesday), and Willard (Wednesday).
Hope the Lady Wildcat players and head coach Nick Hays enjoyed a quiet, restful weekend before heading into another week of tennis.
In the Republic Tournament, Neosho finished ninth overall in the nine-school field.
In No. 1 singles, Julie Phillips took eighth and she lost 8-0 to Republic, won 7-5 against Waynesville, lost 7-5 to Forsyth, and lost 6-1 to Webb City.
In No. 2 singles, Morgan Brattin finished eighth and lost all three matches, 8-0 against Nixa, 6-1 against Greenwood, and 6-4 against Waynesville.
In No. 1 doubles, Emily Mitchell and Michelle Lindsay went 1-3 en route to eighth place with a 8-4 loss against Webb City, a 6-4 win against Waynesville, a 6-4 loss against Republic, and a 6-0 loss against Webb City.
In No. 2 doubles, Sarah Werner and Rylee Marion lost both matches and finished ninth.
Springfield Catholic won the tournament overall with five points, taking three firsts and one second with crowns in No. 2 singles and both doubles. Republic finished with 10 points, followed by Nixa at 13, Forsyth 20, Logan-Rogersville 21, Greenwood and Webb City each 23, Waynesville 32, and Neosho 33.
On Thursday, Neosho dropped to 0-9 overall and 0-6 COC with a 9-0 loss against Branson.
In singles, No. 1 Mitchell lost 8-0 to Gabrielle Brown, No. 2 Werner lost 8-3 to Sandra Jaroonwanichkul, No. 3 Phillips lost 8-1 to Aunika Stevenson, No. 4 Lindsay lost 8-0 to Rae Woods, No. 5 Brattin lost 8-0 to Elaina Kipple, and No. 6 Marion lost 8-5 to Cassidy Scrivner.
In doubles, No. 1 Mitchell-Lindsay lost 8-0 to Brown-Stevenson, No. 2 Werner-Marion lost 8-0 to Jaroonwanichkul-Woods, and No. 3 Phillips-Brattain lost 8-3 to Taylor Price and Chase Carlin.
Emily Galbraith and Taaliyah Oates won one of Neosho’s three JV matches against the Lady Pirates, with a 7-5 win over the Bernhadis in doubles.