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DeWitt finishes fourth in state

Monday, October 23, 2006

SPRINGFIELD -- Sikeston's Jenni DeWitt finished fourth in the 2006 Class 1 Missouri State Tennis Tournament.

DeWitt, a Sikeston High School junior, won her first round and quarterfinal matches to advance to Saturday's semifinals against Visitation Academy sophomore Corinne Walther, the eventual runnerup.

Sophomore Alex Lehman of John Burroughs claimed the Class 1 championship with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Walther.

DeWitt won the first semifinal set 6-4, then dropped two straight (6-1, 6-1) to Walther.

In the third-place match, DeWitt fell 6-2, 6-4 to Kirksville senior Amy Ochs.

While finishing the season with a 16-4 won-lost record, DeWitt improved on a sixth-place finish in the 2005 singles competition.