Boonville’s No. 2 doubles team of Brooke Coleman and Olivia Browning captured the consolation trophy in the Osage Tournament by finishing 2-1 on Saturday.
As a team, the Boonville Lady Pirates tennis team finished fifth overall with four points. Mexico captured first with 12.5 points, followed by Osage with 10, Richland 9.5 and Willow Springs with six.
Boonville Lady Pirates tennis coach Stephanie Green said with the format changed to only doubles, this put the tournament on a good pace.
“We were slow to get going in the first rounds of play and ended up on the back side of the bracket,” Green said. “Brooke and Olivia had a long wait between their first and second matches and for once that didn’t hurt. It gave them some time to get moving which translated into them being able to win the consolation side.
“We’re a bit disappointed that we didn’t have any of our teams on the championship side of the bracket after the first round, but we knew we needed to work on our doubles games and the girls are putting into play what we’ve been working on in practice, so we are making progress. This was a good competitive tournament and we needed that going into a busy week.”
After dropping their opening match against Mexico by a score of 8-4, Coleman and Browning came back to beat both Willow Springs and Richland by the scores of 8-6 and 8-5, respectively.
As for the No. 1 doubles team of Erin Kearns and Abbie Grizzle, the duo finished 0-2 with losses to Osage and Richland. Meanwhile, at No. 3 doubles, the team of Kamryn Rice and Cidney Dorkins finished the tournament at 1-2 by beating Willow Springs in a tiebreak 9-8 (7-5). In their other two matches, Rice and Dorkins fell to Osage and Richland.