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DeWitt places fourth

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sikeston's Jenni DeWitt returns a volley in the district tournament earlier this month
(Photos by David?Jenkins, Staff)
Dexter doubles team falls in consolation semifinals

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.

Dexter's Amanda Dooley hits a forehand in the district doubles championship match earlier this month