The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

September 29, 2012

Carl Junction claims Big 8 tennis title

Emily Cook claimed the No. 1 singles title and the Carl Junction Bulldogs cruised to the Big 8 team title on Friday at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Mount Vernon was second and Lamar was third, followed by Monett and Aurora.

Cook received a first-round bye before beating opponents from Aurora and Mount Vernon for the title.

Carl Junction also got titles from Kenzie Kuykendall in No. 3 singles and Madison Adrian in No. 4 singles. Rebecca O’Hananan (No. 2 singles), Cheyenne Pickett (No. 5) and Kaylie Hawkins (No. 6) each finished third.

Kuykendall and Adrian teamed to win No. 2 doubles. while Cook and O’Hananan and Pickett and Hawkins were both third.

Carl Junction first-year coach Lisa O’Hanahan was named the Coach of the Year.

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