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GIRLS TENNIS: Thomas Jefferson edges Joplin

SoMo Sports staff reports


Thomas Jefferson edged Joplin 5-4 in a girls tennis dual on Monday at the TJ courts.

The Eagles won two of three doubles matches.

At No. 1 doubles, Joplin’s Astrid Cardenas and Abry Stayton defeated Allison Ding and Jeanna Jeyaraj 8-1.

Thomas Jefferson’s Kyla Yang and Jessica Joseph defeated Cloey Blank and Mya Ndedi-Ntepe 8-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Joplin won the No. 3 doubles match, as Brynn Driver and Madi Corl beat Warda Morsy and Emalee Ro 8-2. 

The Cavaliers won four of the six singles matches. 

At No. 1 singles, Ding defeated Cardenas 8-3. Joplin’s Stayton beat Jeyaraj 8-3 at No. 2 singles, while Yang defeated Blank 8-4 at No. 3 singles.

TJ’s Joseph beat Ndedi-Ntepe 8-3 at No. 4 singles, but Joplin’s Driver defeated Morsy 8-5 at No. 5 singles.

“Brynn was able to rally back from a 1-5 deficit,” JHS assistant coach Richard Perry said. “It was nice seeing her play well after being sidelined from a knee injury all summer.” 

At No. 6 singles, TJ’s Ro beat Corl 8-2.

Joplin hosts Webb City at 4:30 on Tuesday, while Thomas Jefferson will host Nevada on Thursday.  

In another dual on Monday, College Heights defeated Webb City 5-4.


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