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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Moberly makes best of breaks

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  • Facing Moberly for the second time this season, the Hannibal girls' tennis team lost 9-3. The Lady Pirates three victories came from two doubles matches and a singles match.
    "We thought if we really played good we could get a win," Hannibal tennis coach Jay Johnson said. "The girls came out and really gave the old college try, but we just came up short. Moberly played well."
    Anna Bastian, Hannibal's No. 2 singles player, won her set 10-7. In doubles, Johna Lasby and Kaitlyn Willing won their set 10-6 while Catie Altheide and Courtney Northcutt won their set 10-1.
    Hannah Stilley fell 10-3 while Kristen Hampton lost 10-4. Courtney Bueler dropped her set 10-2 and Jessica Thomeczek lost 10-1. The Lady Pirates final singles match was Mikayla Murphy and she lost 10-4.
    In varsity doubles, Stilley and Bastian lost 10-4. Hampton and Bueler fell 3-10 as did the pairing of Thomeczek and Murphy. Alexis Houser and Mackenzie Lane also lost their set 10-3.
    In junior varsity action, Bayle Heibel and Haley Yarrington won their first set 8-1 and then won their second set 8-5. Sarah Stilley and Rebecca Sutton also played a pair of JV doubles. While they lost both matches, they were "close matches" according to Johnson. The score of the first was 8-6 and the second was 8-7 with a 5-3 tiebreaker.
    The Lady Pirates fall to 2-4 in the North Central Missouri Conference with one conference match remaining.

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