Dowden falls in Class 2 state tennis quarterfinal

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Helias’ Ashley Dowden gave it a valiant effort to the end.

Dowden lost 6-4, 6-3 to Risa Takenaka of Francis Howell North in the quarterfinals of the Class 2 state individual tennis tournament on Friday.

It was her first loss of the season.

She defeated Webb City’s Maranda Ann Miller 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.


Missouri Class 2 tennis singles tournament bracket


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