SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Joplin High School tennis team went 2-0 on Tuesday at the Class 2 individual sectional tournament at Gillenwaters Tennis Complex.

In singles play, Joplin’s Garret Lewis defeated Branson’s Gavin Brown 6-1, 6-1.

Joplin’s doubles team of Asa Borup and Kaden Seward beat Kickapoo’s Caden Hillman and Mitchell Cope 6-0, 6-3.

With the victories, the Eagles earn a spot at the state tournament in Springfield on May 24-25.

In the other singles match, Glendale’s Payton LaFevers topped Carthage’s Adam Theis 6-1, 6-0.

Kickapoo’s doubles team of Matthew Zengel and Jackson Arbeitman beat Republic’s Isaac Jordan and William Berry 6-1, 6-3.

Joplin will travel to Lee’s Summit North on Saturday for the team sectional event. The Eagles take on Kickapoo at 9 a.m.

CAVALIERS, BULLDOGS ADVANCE IN CLASS 1

Thomas Jefferson hosted a Class 1 individual sectional, with winners advancing to next weekend’s state tournament in Springfield.

In singles play, Thomas Jefferson’s Ian Ding defeated Bolivar’s Kaden Katzer 6-3, 6-2, while Warrensburg’s Cory Conley beat Thomas Jefferson’s Brock Conklin 6-3, 6-2.

A pair of local doubles teams advanced.

Carl Junction’s Colin King and Philipp Leithauser knocked off Nevada’s Tanner Gotschall and Caleb Theis 6-0, 6-4, while Thomas Jefferson’s Dylan Dean-Heck and Noah Hamlett beat Warrensburg’s Sungwon Cho and Brock Hepler 6-4, 6-4.

Thomas Jefferson competes in the team sectional tournament on Saturday at Houston. The Cavaliers face Warrensburg in the first round at 10 a.m.

Soccer

SEASON ENDS FOR EAGLES, TIGERS

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Joplin’s girls soccer season came to an end after a 2-0 loss to top-seeded Republic in the first round of the Class 4 District 10 tournament.

The Eagles, who were seeded four, went 10-10 in an injury plagued season.

In other action Tuesday, third-seeded Springfield Central beat second-seeded Carthage 4-1.

The Tigers end the season at 14-7.

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