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story.lead_photo.caption Ella Pea of Capital City returns a serve during Tuesday's Class 2 quarterfinal against Ladue at Capital City High School. Photo by Ethan Weston

The Capital City Lady Cavaliers came up one win short of the school's first Final Four appearance in any sport, falling 5-1 in girls tennis dual competition to Ladue in the Class 2 quarterfinals Tuesday at Capital City High School.

Manvee Vuppala and Dahlia Penserum won the Lady Cavaliers lone match, claiming an 8-4 win in doubles play.

Sarah Wilde and Abby Gooch lost 4-8 in doubles, while Carly Carron and Ella Pea lost 2-8.

Ladue clinched its state semifinal berth with three wins in singles play. Falling in singles for the Lady Cavaliers' were Wilde (0-6, 0-6), Gooch (0-6, 0-6) and Pea (1-6, 0-6).

Matches in progress at the time Ladue clinched were Carron (4-6, 2-5), Vuppala (3-6, 1-4) and Penserum (4-6, 1-1).

Capital City ends its season with a 15-6 record in dual competition.

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