Hounds girls dominate Keokuk in tennis


KEOKUK – The Fort Madison girls tennis team took seven of nine games from host Keokuk Tuesday night.

The Lady Hounds won No. 2 through No. 6 in singles matches highlighted by three 8-1 wins at Nos. 3, 5, and 6.

At No. 3 Hope Gray downed Abby Vaughn, At No. 5 Charissa Smith downed the Chief’s Riley James, and Lanie Kuntz downed Lydia Davidson at No. 6 all by 8-1 scores.

Kearstyn Johnson downed Kali Redd 8-4 at No. 2 and  Larissa Ferrill downed Hailey Swan 8-4 to round out the Hounds wins in singles competition.

Katie Larson fell to Jordyn Thompson 4-8 at No. 1 singles.

“Thompson is tough competition, but Katie hung right there with her and played very competitively,” said Head Coach Amy Doherty.

In doubles competition, Larson and Gray fell 5-8 to Thompson and Rudd. But Johnson and Ferrill won 8-3 over Vaughn and Swan. Smith and Kuntz also won 8-3 over James and Davidson.

“It was a  great job by the girls tonight,” said head coach Amy Doherty. The match score of No. 2 doubles doesn’t do justice for how close those games were.”

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