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  • Indians named champions at Waynesville Invitational

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  • In a talent-packed ten team tournament, the Osage Indians emerged the victors amongst a number of competitive players from the Springfield area.
    The tournament was set up with a first and second flight in both singles and doubles.
    In singles, Osage's Thomas Uhl was seeded number one in the first flight, while Ryan Curran was seeded first in the second flight.
    Uhl easily made it to the final losing only two games in each of his first two matches. In the final Uhl met Michael Nancy, a very hard hitting opponent from Republic. In a see-saw battle of service breaks, both players made their share of winning shots before Nancy finally broke Uhl’s serve, and held to win 9-7. Uhl finished second in the first flight.
    In the flight two singles, Ryan Curran made it to the final with relative ease, winning his first two matches with scores of 8-3 and 8-4. In the final, Curran met a strong player from Forsyth. Curran was playing a solid game, making few unforced errors to comfortably win the championship 8-2.
    In the first flight of doubles, Adam Keith and Jordan Wilson won their first match 8-4. The win set up a second round match against Camdenton’s team of Gant Burton and Ryan Elliott. Keith and Wilson were outplayed by the Laker duo at the net, losing 4-8.
    Burton and Elliott played strong, going on to finish second in the first flight of doubles after falling to Kickapoo's team in the championship round. Keith and Wilson bounced back to win two more matches, giving up only 3 games, to take home a third place medal.
    The second flight of Adam Schoening and Phillip Kirby met with the first seed in their first match. Despite giving their best, they fell in an 8-2 loss. Once again, Osage's boys bounced back, fighting through three tough matches to take home a third place finish.
    Osage left the court as the only team to have each player medal, assuring the Indians of winning the team championship. They finished with a score of 45 for first place. Kickapoo took second with a 41, followed by Republic with a 33 and Rolla with a 26.

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