Camdenton takes down Lebanon in district semifinals and Osage falls to Bolivar in district semifinals

Camdenton takes down Lebanon in district semifinals

A district championship is within reach.

After sweeping Hillcrest 5-0 on Monday, Camdenton went to battle with rival Lebanon in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament on Tuesday and came away with a 5-3 win over the Yellowjackets.

It began with solid results in doubles play as the team of Darby Roam and Haley Hultz picked up a 9-8 (8-6) win while Macie Abell and Kaitelyn McGuire won their match 8-2.

Singles play featured a straight sets win from Abell (6-1, 6-0) while McGuire did the same (6-2, 6-4) and Hultz finished things off and punched a ticket to the district championship with a straight sets win (7-5, 6-1).

It has been a good run for the Lakers towards the end of the season a third place finish in the Waynesville Tournament where the doubles team of Jessica Watson and Hultz finished first in the No. 2 doubles bracket while Victoria Watson finished third in No. 2 singles and the duo of Abell and McGuire finished fourth in No. 1 doubles respectively.

Camdenton, now 9-4 on the season, will look to keep the good times rolling. The Lakers were scheduled to face Springfield Central (15-6) for the district title on Wednesday.

Osage falls to Bolivar in district semifinals

School of the Osage has been a fairly good team throughout the year.

After a third place finish at the Waynesville Tournament to wrap up the regular season, the Indians entered the Class 1 District 9 Tournament 10-1 on the year. However, they ran into a fairly good 12-2 Bolivar team and came up just short in a 5-3 district semifinal defeat.

In doubles play, Lily Davis and Zoie Turner were the lone duo to pick up a win, winning their match 7-4. In singles play, Elise Davis won her match in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) while Lily also won in straight sets (6-4, 6-2).

The good news for Osage (10-2) is that the season will continue in individual districts where the Indians have a chance to make some noise. After a solid regular season campaign and first place finishes from players like Kylie Misenheimer at the Waynesville Tournament, anything is certainly possible. Individual districts will get underway on Saturday at Springfield Catholic High School.