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Branson Doubles Team In, Forsyth Out At State Tournament

By: Scott McCaulley
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Both Lakes Area High School Tennis Doubles Teams won their opening matches at the State Tournament in Springfield then ran into trouble in the second round.

In Class 2, Taylor Johnston and CeCe Givens won their first round match over Abby Carpenter and Arianna Demos of Lafayette in three sets before losing in straight sets to Cassidy Paul and Gretchen Ohlhausen of Liberty. Johnston and Givens rebounded to take a Consolation Match over Holly Johnston and Megan Zimbelman of St. Joseph Central. Johnston and Givens will play today in the Consolation Semi-finals, then either for 5th or 7th Place.

Like the counterparts from Branson, Liz Barnes and Kendra Edwards of Forsyth took their Class 1 Opening match Friday, beating Amber Morris and Kelsey Fanning of Moberly before losing in the second round to Connor Cassity and Cameron Freeman of Clayton. Barnes and Edwards however, also lost their next match to Emma Samek and Macy Hall of Bolivar and were eliminated from the tournament.