Lafayette, area teams begin tennis district competition
By: Warren Mayes
It’s time to serve and volley.
Tennis district play begins Monday (Oct. 1) in Missouri along with individual play for singles and doubles.
Lafayette begins its march to the state tournament today. The Lancers finished fourth as a team last year and junior Haleigh Chobanian came in fourth in singles competition.
Lafayette coach Donna Stauffer said it will take solid play from her squad to get through the district.
“We are excited to be heading into postseason play,” Stauffer said. “Although we have the top seed, every coach in our district is a great coach and we know that we will have to play our best to win our district. Our players are focused and determined to excel as a team and individually.
“Our goals always include advancing to the state tournament as a team and to advance as many individuals as well.”
Here are the seedings in Class 2 District 2 with their records according to the Missouri State High School Activities Association: 1. Lafayette (13-2). 2. Parkway West (8-4). 3. Eureka (9-4). 4. Parkway South (6-4-1). 5. Marquette (8-6). 6. Rockwood Summit (5-5).
In the opening matches, Parkway South plays Marquette and Eureka meets Summit. Both matches are set for 4 p.m. Monday. In the semifinals, Lafayette meets the winner of Parkway South-Marquette while Parkway West will play the winner of Eureka-Summit. Both semifinal matches are set for Tuesday (Oct. 2). The championship match is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 3).
Here are the seedings in Class 2 District 4: 1. St. Joseph’s Academy (11-0). 2. Nerinx Hall (5-7). 3. Ladue (3-7). 4. Rosati-Kain (14-2). 5. Webster Groves (4-11). 6. Gateway (4-5).
St. Joseph’s will play the winner of Webster Groves-Rosati-Kain at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 2).
Here are the seedings in Class 2 District 5: 1. Incarnate Word Academy (7-8). 2. McCluer North (10-4). 3. Hazelwood Central (5-7). 4. McCluer (3-9). 5. Hazelwood East (3-16). 6. Riverview Gardens (1-8).
Incarnate Word faces the winner of Hazelwood East and McCluer on Tuesday. The championship match is set for Wednesday.
Here are the seedings in Class 2, District 6 and the regular season record: 1. Parkway North (9-3). 2. Francis Howell North (13-1). 3. Parkway Central (3-10). 4. Pattonville (8-5). 5. Hazelwood West (6-6). 6. Ritenour (6-6-2).
Parkway Central meets Ritenour at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Parkway North faces the winner of Pattonville-Hazelwood West at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in a semifinal match. The championship match is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Here are the seedings in Class 1, District 6: 1. Visitation Academy (13-1). 2. Westminster Christian Academy (7-4-1). 3. Principia (9-3). 4. Whitfield (8-6-1). 5. John F. Kennedy (5-10-1). 6. The Fulton School at St. Albans (6-6).
Whitfield meets Kennedy while Principia meets The Fulton School. Both matches are at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Visitation will play the winner of the Whitfield-Kennedy match and Westminster will play the winner of Principia-The Fulton School. Those semifinals will be played at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The championship will be played at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.