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The PHS varsity tennis team opened the 2021 season last week by going 1-2 with matches against Moberly, Quincy Notre Dame and Hannibal.
The Lady Panthers shut out Moberly, 9-0, at home, Tuesday in the season opener.
Winning singles matches were Katy Rindom, 8-5, over Kristyn Kruse; Maura Gottman, 9-4, over Hallie Kroner; Molly Gottman, 8-1, over Teagan Smith; Jaynee Durst, 8-1, over Aleiya Myers; Abbey Mann, 8-1, over Samantha Carl; and Jeorgia O’Brien, 8-3, over Catelyn Robert.
In doubles, Rindom and Maura Gottman beat Kruse and Kroner, 8-2; Molly Gottman and Mann beat Smith and Myers, 8-4; and Durst and O’Brien beat Carl and Roberts, 8-1.
It was also senior night for the team. Honored along with their parents were seniors, Katy Rindom and Jaynee Durst.
The junior varsity squad also won 8-0.
Winning doubles matches were Hadlie Kroeger and Emmalee Drebes, 6-0; Marina Meyer and Ashley Bode, 6-2; Ava Browning and Maggie Keim, 6-0; Elizabeth Salo and Kenzie Bollin, 6-1; Rilee Shrum and Natalie Bartz, 6-0; Laura Noland and Jaymee Price -Brocksmith, 6-2; Devyn Spratt and Ashlyn Akerson, 6-1; and Ruby Comstock and Lakeyn Smith, 6-0.
The Lady Panthers also hosted QND Wednesday, and the varsity squad lost 7-2.
Earning the team’s lone singles victory was Durst, 8-3, over Ava Jacobson.
Winning in doubles were Durst and O’Brien, 8-5, over Jacobson and Aly Young.
The JV squad won 5-1 over QND
Winning matches were: Kroeger and Drebes, 6-1; Meyer and Bode, 6-1; Browning and Keim, 6-0; Salo and Bollin, 6-4; and Shrum and Bartz, 6-2.
The Lady Panthers ended the week with a 4-5 loss at Hannibal Thursday.
Winning singles matches were: Maura Gottman, 8-5, over Gracie Martin; Durst, 8-5, over Brooklyn Haye; and O’Brien, 8-5, over Brynn Burton.
Winning their doubles match were Rindom and Maura Gottman, 8-6, over Emma Haner and Martin.
The JV squad won 8-1 to go 3-0 on the season.
Winning doubles matches were: Kroeger and Drebes, 8-3; Meyer and Bode, 8-6; Browning and Keim, 8-4; Salo and White, 8-6; Bollin and Shrum, 8-1, Bartz and Noland, 8-2; Spratt and Akerson, 8-6; and Smith and Comstock, 8-4.
The Lady Panthers were also scheduled to host Columbia Battle Saturday, but results were not available for this issue.
Palmyra was recently assigned to Class 1, District 8 this season along with Kirksville, Mexico and Moberly.
2021 PHS Girls
8/31 Moberly W 9-0, 1-0
9/1 QND L 2-7, 1-1
9/2 at Han. L 4 -5, 1-2
9/4 Battle (V/JV) 10 a.m.
9/7 at Kirk. (V/JV) 4 p.m.
9/9 at Ful.(V/JV) 4:30 p.m.
9/13 at Helias Inv. 2 p.m.
9/14 at Mex. (V/JV) 4 p.m.
9/16 QHS (V/JV) 4 p.m.
9/20 Han. (V/JV) 4 p.m.
9/21 Kirk. (V/JV) 4 p.m.
9/22 at Fr. Tol. (V/JV) 4 p.m.
9/28 at QND (V/JV) 4 p.m.
10/1 at Mex.Tourn.(JV) 9 a.m.