The Lady Wildcat tennis team traveled to Independence on Thursday for their opening competition of the season.
“It was a very tough way to star the season and I wasn't disappointed with the efforts of the girls but was hoping for some more victories,” said head coach Kent Kunkel.
El Dorado came away with two victories, Maddy Armstrong won her match against Kendra Thompson of Spring Hill 8-4 and the doubles tandem of Katy Randall and Kayla Barrett defeated Spring Hill’s team of Buyanovsky / Hamilton 8-2.
“Armstrong and our 2 doubles team of Randall/Barrett had their first victories which is a nice way to start the year. We found many areas where we can improve though and have a few days before our next competition as I'm still looking for our best combinations,” said Kunkel.
The Lady Wildcats will travel to  Circle for their invitational Thursday, Sept. 6th followed by the El Dorado Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8th.  

Full results of the matches are as follows:
 1 singles Morgan Limon 0-3, Lost to Ashlyn Connor Indy 8-1, Lost to Malina Kipp Parsons 8-0, Lost to Emily Sarnacki Winfield 8-1
2 singles Maddy Armstrong 1-2, Lost to Carington Julian Indy 8-1, Defeated Kendra Thompson Spring Hill 8-4, Lost to Sami Ford Parsons 8-1
1 doubles Lauren Eustice/Abby Kunkel 0-3, Lost to Porter/Welch Indy 8-0, Lost to Hacker/Tegomo    Spring Hill 8-7 (10-8), Lost to Smith/Mankoski    Winfield     8-0
2 doubles Katy Randall / Kayla Barrett 1-2, Defeated Buyanovsky / Hamilton Spring Hill 8-2, Lost to    Saia/Headrick Ark City 8-2, Lost to Matthews/Matthews Indy 8-1