Dowden 1-2 at state tennis


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Ashley Dowden of Helias prepares to serve during one of her singles matches in the Class 2 state tournament in Springfield, Mo.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ashley Dowden of Helias finished 1-2 in the Class 2 state singles tournament that concluded Saturday at the Cooper Tennis Complex.

Dowden opened with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Maranda Ann Miller of Webb City. In the quarterfinals, Dowden fell 3-6, 4-6 to defending state champion Risa Takenaka of Francis Howell North.

Dowden, who finished 25-2 this season, then lost 3-6, 4-6 to Adele Royal of Park Hill South.

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Missouri Class 2 tennis singles tournament bracket


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