Girls Tennis: Indians advance to second round of District


Savannah Alvis

Striking the ball, junior Dharma Craig delivers a serve in her doubles match at the Class 2 District 15 Girls Tennis Tournament Oct. 7. The team won their first round match 5-1 over North Kansas City.

Story by Savannah Alvis, Reporter

The girls varsity tennis team won their first match of the Class 2 District 15 tournament hosted at Fort Osage High School Oct. 7. The team defeated North Kansas City 5-1 to move on to the second round.  

Juniors Brooklyne Dover and Dharma Craig and Sophomores Elayna Lamb and Emma Brown won their doubles matches. Courtney Huffner, Elayna Lamb, and Jaynee Smothers all won their singles matches. Craig believes the team worked very hard all year, especially with the districts win.

“The tennis team this year worked so hard just so we could get this far in our season,” Craig said. “We count on each other for support and encouragement, when the match isn’t going our way we count on our teammates to be there cheering for us.”

The team finished the regular season 8-4. Dover believed her District match this was one of her best matches.

“As we got closer to start time, I felt nervous to play,” Dover said. “As I stepped on the court to start the match I talked to Dharma and I started calming down because I knew our team could pull through.”

Fort Osage had to win five matches to move on to the next round of districts which will be played Tuesday Oct. 8 at Fort Osage.