The Palmyra girls tennis team continued its impressive start to the season Tuesday evening with an 8-1 win over Kirksville.

The Palmyra girls tennis team continued its impressive start to the season Tuesday evening with an 8-1 win over Kirksville.

In the only relatively close match of the night, Lauryn Wear fell at No. 3 singles in a tiebreaker. Wear won the first set 7-5 before falling 6-2 in the second and eventually 11-9 in the tiebreaker.

Wear bounced back from the tough defeat to pick up a point on the doubles side. She teamed with Robby Meyers on the No. 3 doubles court for an 8-1 win.

Kendra Maples won at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-3, while Emily Griesbaum picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.

Maples and Griesbaum blanked their opponents at No. 1 doubles, 8-0.

Reagan Barnett won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, while Amy Bryan won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.

Meyers defeated her opponent at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

“Robby did not give up a game in singles and only one in doubles, which is a pretty impressive night,” Lady Panthers coach Jessica Gottman said.

Barnett and Bryan scored an 8-3 win on the No. 2 doubles court.

The Lady Panthers junior varsity team came away with an impressive 13-1-1 win Tuesday night as well.

“We played at Truman State which has eight courts, so we were able to play a lot of matches,” Gottman said of her reserve team. “They did a great job although they are not used to playing singles.”

Hali Hamlin, Sami Bross, Keller Shemwell, Sydney Fountain and Megan Frankenbach all picked up wins on the singles court.

The Lady Panthers return to the court Wednesday to resume a suspended match with Quincy Notre Dame.