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Roundup: Knights tennis clinches MAAA crown

Farmington 8, Fredericktown 1

FARMINGTON – A singles sweep over nearest competitor Fredericktown on Tuesday solidified the Farmington girls tennis team as best in the MAAA yet again.

Abby Jent and Mary Kate Burcham recorded shutout victories, and the Knights repeated an 8-1 result from earlier in the season to clinch a share of the regular season conference title.

Savannah Rippee edged Taylor Starkey by two points in a hard-fought tiebreaker while Erin Coleman, Virginia Lugo and Faith Nelson also prevailed for Farmington (8-2, 6-0).

The Knights picked up two doubles wins by 8-2 margins, and can take the MAAA crown outright with a victory over Potosi next week.

Amber Collier and Liz Snyder scored a convincing No. 3 doubles triumph for Fredericktown (4-3, 3-2).

Singles Results:

1. Erin Coleman (FA) def. Bailey Stamp, 8-1

2. Abby Jent (FA) def. Maddie Burrows, 8-0

3. Virginia Lugo (FA) def. Victoria Peppers, 8-6

4. Savannah Rippee (FA) def. Taylor Starkey, 9-8 (8-6)

5. Mary Kate Burcham (FA) def. Amber Collier, 8-0

6. Faith Nelson (FA) def. Liz Hinkle, 8-0

Doubles Results:

1. Coleman/Jent (FA) def. Stamp/Burrows, 8-2

2. Lugo/Rippee (FA) def. Peppers/Starkey, 8-2

3. Collier/Liz Snyder (FR) def. Burcham/Nelson, 8-1


Arcadia Valley 2, Jefferson 0

IRONTON – Josie Landrum recorded six kills and seven digs, and the Arcadia Valley volleyball team defeated district rival Jefferson 25-23, 25-13 on Tuesday night.

Laney Tucker provided three stuff-blocks with four kills in the middle, and freshman Maddie DeMent powered a team-high eight kills for the Lady Tigers (12-2-1).

Macey Browers totaled 24 assists, nine service points and five digs, while Karson Dement brought up 10 digs and spiked three kills.

Arcadia Valley got eight digs from libero Katie Whited, and Gracee Smith added three kills, six points and five digs.

Ste. Genevieve 2, St. Pius 1

STE. GENEVIEVE – After missing a chance to put St. Pius away in game two, Ste. Genevieve punctuated the most prominent victory of its volleyball season with authority.

Avery Reed knocked down 14 kills, and added three blocks with two service aces as the Dragons beat the reigning Class 2 state champions 25-21, 23-25, 25-19.

Jennifer Humbolt provided 11 big kills, including two cross-court swings down the stretch, and Drue Lalumandier compiled 30 assists for Ste. Genevieve (12-4-2).

St. Pius erased a six-point deficit and scored the last four to square the match in the middle stanza. The Lancers made two crucial digs while trailing 23-21.

Farmington 2, De Soto 0

FARMINGTON – Jesse Miller unleashed 10 kills and Carly Genenbacher sent down seven more to help Farmington put visiting De Soto away 25-22, 25-12.

Blair Busenbark equaled Emily Greif with seven digs while adding six kills for the Knights (12-7). Macey Pauls and DeShay Tate had four kills each.

Sarah Bauer recorded 14 assists as Farmington utilized three setters in the match. Ellie Reidt and Briley Thomas dished out seven assists each.

Valle Catholic 2, Fredericktown 0

STE. GENEVIEVE – Riley Wolk starred at the net with 11 kills and three blocks as unbeaten Valle Catholic posted a 25-13, 25-17 home victory over Fredericktown.

Sydni Basler totaled 15 digs and 19 serve receptions at libero, and Riley Siebert added six kills for the Lady Warriors (7-0). Setter Taylor Siebert had 20 assists and two aces.

Lainey Bauman served four of her 10 points for aces, and also contributed seven digs with three kills to the win.

Kaydi Heil made 10 digs and Rachel Loida added six more for Valle Catholic.

Ellington 2, Valley 0

ELLINGTON, Mo. – Madi Lucas finished with 10 digs and seven service points, but an improved showing by Valley in comparison to previous years fell short as Ellington won 25-19, 25-22.

Emma Beers paced the Lady Vikings up front with four blocks and three kills. Madison Schrum tallied six digs and two kills.

Valley (3-5) will host back-to-back home matches against Bunker on Thursday and Viburnum on Friday. 

Farmington's Virginia Lugo waits to receive a Fredericktown serve during a singles match earlier this season. The Knights won a second meeting against the Lady Blackcats on Tuesday to clinch a share of the MAAA regular season title.

Farmington’s Virginia Lugo waits to receive a Fredericktown serve during a singles match earlier this season. The Knights won a second meeting against the Lady Blackcats on Tuesday to clinch a share of the MAAA regular season title.

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