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PHS doubles pair advances to state

Two Palmyra girls tennis players are headed to state.

The Lady Panthers’ No. 1 doubles pair of Katy Rindom and Maura Gottman, defeated Marshall’s Karseyn King and Brock  Borchers, 6-4, 6-4 during Class 1 individual sectionals Saturday to earn a trip to the state tournament in Springfield this weekend.

Katy Random and Maura Gottman

The competition begins Thursday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield and continues through Thursday.  

Rindom and Gottman advanced to sectional by winning distict competition last Monday. The top-seeded pair won all three matchs beating a Mexico pair, 6-2, 6-0; a Father Tolton pair, 6-1, 6-3 and the No. 2 seed fron Mexico, 6-2, 6-1.

Palmyra’s No. 3 seeded pair of Jaynee Durst and Rylee Ingram won their first match, 6-2, 6-4, over a Father Tolton pair, but lost their second match to Mexico’s No. 2 seeded pair, 5-7, 1-6.

They ended up finishing third, when their opponents from Father Tolton forfeited.

In district singles action, Palmyra’s Reese Gottman won her first match over a Moberly opponent, 6-4, 6-1, but then lost to a Father Tolton opponent, 2-6, 6-7 (3-7 tiebreaker).

Bianca Perkins lost her singles match to a Mexico opponent, 4-6, 2-6.