The Rolla tennis team played in the Ozark Conference Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Rolla went 1-2 on the day to finish in fourth place.
Rolla started with a dominant 5-1 win over West Plains to set themselves up for a solid finish overall. They advanced to the second round to face off against Joplin. The match against Joplin was the opposite of their match with West Plains, as they fell 1-5.
The loss to Joplin put Rolla in the third place match with Lebanon. Rolla beat Lebanon earlier this season 5-4, but Rolla saw a flipped result in their rematch in the conference tournament. Rolla swept doubles and led 4-0 early, but lost four straight singles matches and fell in the match 4-5. The loss put Rolla in fourth place as a team.
Rachel Butz, Rolla's number one singles player, earned All-Conference honors for her performance. Kickapoo, who won the conference tournament, led the way with three All-Conference selections. Coral Tracy and Raegen Brown were unanimous All-Conference selections, while Asantae Haanstad was also named to the team. Joplin finished in second and had Ashley Butler named to the All-Conference team. Lebanon rounded out the top three with two All-Conference selections in Hannah Lowery and Zephanie White.
Next up for Rolla is a trip to West Plains on Thursday, Sept. 21.
All-Conference: (* indicates unanimous selection)
*Brooke Smith Glendale SR
*Coral Tracy Kickapoo SR
*Raegen Brown Kickapoo SR
Rachel Butz Rolla SR
Ashley Butler Joplin JR
Hannah Lowery Lebanon SR
Coley Rezabek Camdenton SR
Emaline Yorty West Plains SR
Asantae Haanstad Kickapoo SO
Zephanie White Lebanon JR