Tennis: Rock Bridge 8, Lady Jays 1

The Rock Bridge Lady Bruins showed why they continue to be one of the state’s top tennis teams.

Rock Bridge defeated Jefferson City 8-1 on Wednesday at Washington Park.

Haley Snellen (6-2, 4-6, 10-7 match tiebreaker) picked up Jefferson City’s only victory, but three different matches went to match tiebreakers. Kelly Raithel (0-6, 0-6), Paige Smith (1-6, 1-6), Eden Hoogveld (6-7, 2-6), Kirsten Schmidt (6-3, 1-6, 3-10) and Athira Nambiar (2-6, 6-2, 2-10 match tiebreaker) all suffered defeats.

Rock Bridge swept the doubles portion as Smith and Hoogveld lost 1-8, Raithel and Schmidt fell 1-8 and Nambiar and Snellen lost 4-8.

Jefferson City (10-1) plays again Friday in the Columbia Duals against Blue Springs South at 10 a.m. and Belleville (Ill.) East at 2 p.m.

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