The Knob Noster girls tennis team opened its season with a 7-2 win over Smith-Cotton.
The Lady Panthers won the No. 1 singles battle of sophomores as Jessie Yates beat Allison Burton 8-4.
Smith-Cotton got a win at No. 2 singles as Elizabeth Matz beat Alexis Corona 7-4.
At No. 3 singles, the Lady Panthers’ Jessica Axton beat Nicole Reedy 8-0. Knob Noster also won the No. 4 singles match where Elizabeth Eccelton beat Kaitlyn Walters 8-2. At No. 5 singles, Knob Noster’s Kirsten Orndoff beat Flo Aonzo 8-0. Alexis Allen of Knob Noster beat Kale Heavener 8-2 at No. 6 singles.
In doubles play, Smith-Cotton’s Reedy and Aonzo got the 9-8 (7-5) win at No. 2 doubles but Knob Noster won at No. 1 and No. 3 with Yates and Eccelton winning 8-6 and Orndoff and Allen winning 8-5.