KNOXVILLE — Davis County sophomore Jordyn Thompson earned the best momentum possible going into postseason play. Thompson scored three wins, dropping just four total games, to win earn the girls tennis South Central Conference singles championship in Knoxville.
Thompson, the top seed in the tournament, earned a bye into the quarterfinal round before earning consecutive 10-1 wins over Albia junior Rachel Sarver and Centerville junior Alex Kelly. In the championship match, Thompson beat Centerville sophomore Amory Glosser 10-2 to complete her run to the SCC title.
Chariton's Sarah Fuhs and Anna Ilyenko won a third-place thriller in doubles play over Albia's Mackenzie Billings and Allyson Haselhaun. Fuhs and Ilyenko won a 7-4 tiebreaker to earn a 9-8 victory, beating out top-six Centerville teams of Elizabeth Hargrave and Sydney Winkel as well as Alyssa Barger and Sydney Dommer.
Knoxville brought home the girls team SCC tennis title, beating out Centerville for first place. Davis County finished in third place as a team.
Before competing for state singles and doubles berths, several SCC area teams will look to advance this weekend in the regional team tournaments in Class 1A. Davis County will join Fairfield and Mount Pleasant at Fairfield Maharishi while Albia heads to Pella. Centerville and Chariton will also compete in regional team tennis play at Pella Christian.