Camdenton visited Ozark Conference foe Rolla Tuesday night and it was a tough one for the Lakers as they were shutout 9-0.
Camdenton was missing three of its starters (Coley Rezabek, Hannah Robinson and Macie Abell) with two being out due to illness and another playing a golf tournament, but Coach Kirk Richey was proud of the effort put forth in the transition as Tori Risner played in the No. 1 spot followed by Faith Bowen, Darby Roam, Hallie Thompson, Megan Bartels and Jessica Watson.
“I am proud of the way our junior varsity players stepped into varsity roles that they were not at all comfortable with last night in Rolla,” the coach said. “It was a tremendous learning experience for our underclassmen to see action at that level.”
The coach also offered some praise for two of his seniors.
“Also our seniors (Risner and Bowen) did a great job of moving up two spots to the top of our lineup. That move is huge in the game of tennis due to the change in speed of play,” he stated. “Tori and Faith were outmatched in skill and experience, but they stayed positive all night and really did a solid job of competing in both singles and doubles.”
Camdenton (1-3, 1-2 Ozark Conference) will host Richland Thursday night at 4 p.m.