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No Tigers Advance in Individual District Tennis Play Saturday

Despite strong individual play, no Festus Tigers will advance past districts this season.  Saturday, the Class 1, District 2 individual tournament was held at Windsor High School.  Six schools participated. In singles play, Michael Esparza (11) was the second seed, and teammate Erica Fletcher (11) was the #4 seed which gave them byes in the

Festus Tennis Falls Short in District Semifinal

The Festus varsity tennis team fell one match short of reaching the district championship on Tuesday, losing to St. Pius 5-3.  The loss ends the team’s 2018 campaign. “Our team found hard,” said coach Angie Tinnin.  “Many of the matches went three sets with tiebreakers.  It was neck and neck with every match…it’s a disappointing

Festus Tennis Routs Crystal City in First Round of District Play

The Festus varsity tennis team had no trouble with Crystal City in the first round of the district tournament Monday at Sunset Park.  The Tigers won the first five matches, causing the event to be called with Festus up 5-0.  The win advances Festus to the next round, a match against St. Pius.  The match

Tennis Tigers Head to Districts Today After Losing to Windsor Friday

The Festus varsity tennis team will take on Crystal City today at Sunset Park in a district contest beginning at 4 p.m.  The Tigers took it on the chin in its final regular season match Friday, losing to Windsor, 6-1. The match Friday was an abbreviated one.  When Windsor had enough points to declare victory,

Tennis Team Ties for First at Conference, but Tiebreakers Give Title to St. Pius

How close was the JCAA tennis tournament?  The Festus Tigers and St. Pius Lancers tied for first place, forcing tiebreaker rules to be enforced to determine a champion.  It came down to comparing the total games won by both teams throughout the day.  St. Pius won seven more games which gave them the conference title

Varsity Tennis Team on a Roll Heading into Today’s Conference Tournament

The Festus Tigers’ tennis team has won three straight matches and four of its last five as it heads into today’s conference tournament at Windsor.  Festus defeated Potosi 5-4 on Friday, and then came back yesterday to defeat the Crystal City Hornets, 6-3 to raise its season record to 7-6. Friday’s game against Potosi was

Festus Tennis Defeats DeSoto on Thursday

The Festus varsity tennis team upped its season record to 5-6 Thursday with a 7-2 victory over the DeSoto Dragons at DeSoto. The Tigers took five of six singles matches, with Ryan Esparza (9), Julia Meyers (10), Broxton Johnson (11), Bradley Berrey (11), and Collin Brown (12) coming out victorious.  Berrey won his match in

Tennis Tigers Lose Tough Match to St. Pius

The Festus varsity tennis team saw its season record fall to 4-6 Tuesday, with a 6-3 loss to St. Pius at Sunset Park.  Festus had lost to the Lancers by the identical score back on April 5. Despite the loss, there were some definite highlights.  “Michael Esparza (11) played very well in his singles match,”

Tennis Cancelled Today

Today’s tennis match at Sunset Park against Windsor has been cancelled because of bad weather.  The match has been rescheduled for May 4.

Tennis Tigers Split a Pair of Home Matches

The Festus tennis squad had a mixed bag of success at Sunset Park the last couple of days.  On Monday, the Tigers downed DeSoto, 7-2, but on Wednesday the Farmington Knights got the best of Festus, 8-1. Monday saw the Tigers win five of six singles matches.  Erica Fletcher (11), Ryan Esparza (9), Julia Meyers (10),