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Tennis tournament held in North Platte gives high school athletes a chance to compete

The spring season was cancelled due to COVID-19
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 5:29 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The high school girls’ tennis season was cancelled because of COVID-19. Local athletes did not get the chance to compete, and seniors had their final seasons cancelled without a chance to play.

A few local high school coaches recently got together to plan a tournament, to allow the athletes one chance at playing this year. The tournament was held in North Platte Thursday, and featured teams from North Platte, Hershey, McCook, Scottsbluff, Gering, and Alliance.

“It was really fun. It was kind of a way to wrap up, finally, our senior year, and get some matches in, because we were supposed to have a lot more,” said recent North Platte graduate Savanna States. “It was a good time to have my friends and my team back together.”

“It was fun, we haven’t had that opportunity, and just being with your friends. You make friends over the years from all the schools. We’ve been doing it since freshman year so it’s been a lot of fun, and we just get that last hurrah,” said North Platte graduate Katrina Webster.

Final results:

Overall

1. McCook Red

2. North Platte

3. Hershey

#1 singles

1. Megan Hodgson (McCook)

2. Katrina Webster (North Platte)

3. Keyana Hastings (Hershey)

#2 Singles

1. Sarah Lang (Gering)

2. Joslyn Hammond (McCook)

3. Emily Kjendal (McCook)

#1 Doubles

1. Kori Uerling & Elsa Wilcox (McCook)

2. Shelby Bewley & Megan Bewley (Scottsbluff)

3. Sam Uppal & Savanna States (North Platte)

#2 Doubles

1. Brynn Golden & Olivia Koetter (McCook)

2. Brandy Bode & Kayla McNeal (Hershey)

3. Jenna Sterling & Kaitlyn Kizzire (Scottsbluff)

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