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Jays fall to Rockhurst

Jefferson City’s Sam Johnson returns a shot during Monday’s match against Rockhurst.

Jefferson City’s Sam Johnson returns a shot during Monday’s match against Rockhurst. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Jefferson City picked a tough team to return to the courts against.

The Jays fell 7-2 to Rockhurst on Monday at Washington Park in its first match since March 20.

Jefferson City’s Sam Johnson (6-1, 6-1) and David Clausen (3-6, 7-5, 10-8 match tiebreaker) picked up singles victories.

David Steinmeyer (1-6, 2-6), Spencer Bone (2-6, 0-6), Isaac Roling (2-6, 0-6) and Dalton Doyle (0-6, 1-6) dropped singles matches.

Rockhurst, which finished second in the state last season, swept doubles action as the team of Johnson and Clausen fell 1-6, 3-6, Steinmeyer and Roling lost 4-6, 2-6 and Bone and Doyle lost 7-6, 2-6, 9-11 (match tiebreaker).

The Jays (1-1) are back in action at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Park against defending state champion Rock Bridge.

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