Mexico wins Osage tourney

By Dave Faries, Editor
Posted 9/23/21

The Bulldogs took top spot in the Osage Tournament on Saturday with all four entries placing at the event.

In individual play, Shelby Kennemore earned silver, going 2-1. The team of Estrella Lopez …

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Mexico wins Osage tourney

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The Bulldogs took top spot in the Osage Tournament on Saturday with all four entries placing at the event.

In individual play, Shelby Kennemore earned silver, going 2-1. The team of Estrella Lopez and Jocelyn Garcia also earned second.

"It's difficult to place all four entries because the tournament is not flighted," said head coach Kim Costley. "Everyone is thrown into the same bracket."

Kennemore swept her first round match 8-0 over Kara Chilton of Osage. She dispatched Willow Springs' Claire Clarkston 8-2, but could not catch Emma Neidig of Boonville, falling 8-2.

Katie Gooch finished third. She lost to Neidig by the same score, but blanked Madison Butt of Osage. Like Kennemore, she claimed an 8-2 win over Clarkston.

The dynamic duo of Garcia and Lopez battled for the team title. In the end, the Willow Springs pair edged them 8-5. The two sides had met before. In the opening round, Garcia and Lopez had the advantage, 8-3.

Lily Yager and Winona Whelan captured fifth place, dropping their first match before topping pairs from Boonville and Willow Springs.

Mexico accumulated 15.5 points to win the team crown handily over Willow Springs. Boonville was third with Osage trailing.

Bulldogs smack Moberly

Mexico handed the visiting Spartans an 8-1 loss on Thursday at the Fairgrounds Netplex.

Katie Gooch and Winona Whelan faced the stiffest opposition on the evening. Gooch held off Moberly's Hailie Kroner 8-6. Whelan and Samantha Carl fought a back and forth duel, with the Spartan player eventually coming out on top 10-8.

Otherwise it was smooth sailing for Mexico. Shelby Kennemore swept Kristyn Kruse 10-0. Jocelyn Garcia also recorded a whitewash. And Lily Yager almost pulled off a third shutout, beating Lillian Tagai 10-1.

Estrella Lopez took her match 10-2.

Lopez and Garcia combined for a 10-0 blanking in doubles play. Kennemore and Yager claimed a 10-2 win.

Gooch and Winona had the longest contest, but still won handily at 10-3.

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