(Photos by David?Jenkins, Staff)
SPRINGFIELD -- The stellar career of Sikeston tennis player Jenni DeWitt came to an end Saturday with a fourth place finish in the Class 1 Missouri State HIgh School Activities Association singles tournament.
DeWitt, who entered Saturday with a 24-0 record, lost her semifinal match to Amy Barnthouse of Notre Dame de Sion, 6-1, 6-0 and then dropped her third place match to Maddie Keller of Notre Dame de Sion, 6-1, 6-2. DeWitt, who qualified for the state tournament all four years of high school, finished fourth for the second consecutive year.
Alex Lehman of John Burroughs defeated Barnthouse in the finals, 6-1, 6-1.
The Dexter doubles team of Amanda Dooley and Katelyn Heil lost in their consolation semifinal match to Catherine Greenberg and Drew Lefkowith of Clayton, 6-2, 6-4.