Lady Bulldog netters at Helias for semis.

The Rolla High School girls' tennis team recorded a first-round victory over Sedalia Smith-Cotton Monday in the Missouri Class 2 District 9 Team Tournament by posting a 5-0 dual-meet victory at the Ber Juan Park tennis courts.

In team district play the meet ends as soon as a team clinches the victory.

The top-seeded school of the two teams hosts.

The Lady Bulldogs moved on to semifinal district action Wednesday, playing Helias at Jefferson City.

On Monday Rolla clinched the victory in singles play, as Ashwini Krishnamurthy, Sara Brooks Daniel, Sam Callier, Catie Tune and Lesa Steen all posted wins. Nirvani Amarakoon was not finished with her match when the meet win was completed.

Here are Monday's results, with the RHS players listed first:
Ashwini Krishnamurthy beat Kathleen Matz, 7-5, 7-5.
Sara Brooks Daniel beat Taylor Smith, 6-2, 6-1.
Sam Callier beat Allison Burton, 7-5, 7-5.
Catie Tune beat Madison Corcoran, 6-2, 6-2.
Lesa Steen beat Allison Sproles, 6-2, 6-0.
Nirvani Amarakoon and Madi Beedon split sets.