Former Trenton Lady Bulldog netter Alyssa Dougan was named the Missouri Western State University female athlete of the week for her contributions to the Missouri Western tennis team against Rockhurst on Friday.
Missouri Western lost to Rockhurst 5-4, but Dougan helped secure two points in the dual. Dougan won her singles match when her opponent retired and the Trenton High School graduate combined with Kayla Dysart for an 8-3 win in doubles play, giving Dougan a hand in two of the team’s four points.
Dougan can be seen in the athlete spotlight on the Missouri Western website at www.gogriffons.com at the bottom of the right-hand column. She is the daughter of Mitch and Donna Dougan of Trenton.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their 2013 campaign at the individual district tournaments in Chillicothe. Members of the team included, from left, Hannah Sowder, Alvynne Villacampa, Siara Bailey, Megan Derry, Alexis Fender and Hannah Brinser.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs tennis team was in action one final time on Thursday at the Class 1, District 16 individual district tournaments. The Lady Bulldogs won three medals, but weren’t able to advance anyone into the state tournament.
Trenton was led on the day by Megan Derry and Alexis Fender, who placed third in the individual doubles bracket. Derry and Fender picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win over a Chillicothe duo to advance into the semifinals. The Trenton team fell in the semifinals, however, just missing a trip to sectionals with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to a Savannah team. The top two in both the singles and doubles bracket advanced.
In the third-place match, Derry and Fender ran into some familiar faces in Alvynne Villacampa and Siara Bailey, Trenton’s second doubles team. Bailey and Villacampa won their first match 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, but also just missed advancing with a 6-0, 6-2 loss in the semifinals. In the third-place match, Derry and Fender scored the victory over their teammates, 8-3. All four received medals, however, as Derry and Fender won third place and Villacampa and Bailey finished fourth.
Trenton had one medalist in singles play in Hannah Sowder, who finished fourth. Sowder won 6-0, 6-0 in her opening match, but fell to the third-place match with a 6-0, 6-0 semifinal loss. In the third-place match, Sowder fell 8-1 placing her fourth overall in the singles bracket.
Hannah Brinser was in singles action as well, falling 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
“Coach (Lauren) Boswell and I were both very proud of the girls today,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Abby Gott said. “We had three of our four entries leave as medalists, which is a great way to end the season. They have worked hard since the first day of practice to improve their tennis games and today it showed.”
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs tennis team just missed playing for a team district championship yet again on Monday as they were defeated 5-4 by Savannah.
Trenton was able to split singles play as Alexis Fender won 1-6, 6-3, 7-5; Alvynne Villacampa won 6-1, 6-4; and Hannah Sowder was victorious 6-3, 6-1. Megan Derry fell in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 1-6, and Siara Bailey lost 6-3, 6-2. Hannah Brinser rounded out singles play falling 7-5, 7-5.
In doubles play, Fender picked up her second win of the match, combining with Derry to defeat Savannah’s top doubles team 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. Villacampa and Bailey lost 6-1, 6-0 and Sowder and Brinser fell 6-4, 6-4.
“We had a very exciting night of district tennis,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Abby Gott said. “The girls came out ready to win and played hard. The loss was disappointing, but they should be proud of how well they played. Megan and Alexis had a huge three-set win against a team they had lost to twice earlier in the season. This will give them the momentum as we head into individual districts on Thursday in Chillicothe.”
Trenton, now done with the team portion of the district tournament, will travel to Chillicothe for individual districts on Thursday.
R-T Photo/Seth Herrold
The Trenton tennis team honored its seniors prior to the Lady Bulldogs’ dual with Kirksville on Thursday afternoon. Those honored included, from left, front row, Hannah Brinser, Megan Derry, Alexis Fender, Siara Bailey; back row, Megan Ellis, Tristan Dugan, Kellie Smith, Michelle Stewart and Jessica Harrison.
The Trenton Lady Bulldog tennis team had a rough time on Thursday as they hosted Kirksville on senior day in Trenton. The Lady Bulldogs were unable to take a match from the Lady Tigers as Kirksville won the dual 9-0.
Trenton was able to keep most of the matches close, however. In singles play, Megan Derry and Alexis Fender both lost 8-4 and Alvynne Villacampa fell 8-6. Siara Bailey took her match to a tiebreaker, before falling 9-8 with a 7-3 loss in the tiebreaker. Hannah Sowder fell 8-2 and Hannah Brinser lost 8-5.
Doubles play saw Kirksville continue to have Trenton’s number. Derry and Fender fell 8-3, Bailey and Villacampa lost 8-4 and Brinser and Sowder fell 8-3.
“It was a tough loss for Senior Night, but the girls should be proud of how hard they’ve worked this season, and how much they’ve improved since August,” Lady Bulldogs’ Coach Abby Gott said.
Trenton fell to 5-11 on the season with the loss.
The junior varsity had a rough dual as well, falling 8-0 to Kirksville’s JV. Hannah Robinson and Tristan Dugan combined to lose a pair of doubles matches, one 6-3 and the other 6-4. Ashley Allen and Jessica Harrison were handed losses of 7-6, after a 7-3 tiebreaker loss, and 6-2. Kellie Smith and Michelle Stewart dropped matches of 6-4 and 6-1 and Hannah Farmer and Makaylah Gordon were defeated 6-4 and 6-1.
Trenton’s tennis team now turns to district play. The Lady Bulldogs will host the team district tournament on Monday and Tuesday at the THS tennis courts. Trenton enters the team tournament as the two-time defending district champions, but this will be the first time the Lady Bulldogs have hosted the tournament.
The Trenton netters will travel to Chillicothe on Thursday for the individual singles and doubles district tournaments.
It was another strong day for the Trenton High School girls tennis team, which came home with an 8-1 varsity win over Carrollton on Monday.
The Lady Bulldogs won five of six singles matches and all three-doubles matches to take the victory and move their dual record to 5-10 on the season.
Senior Megan Derry got things rolling for Trenton with an 8-0 drubbing of her Carrollton opponent. Alexis Fender, Hannah Sowder and Hannah Brinser all won their singles matches by an 8-1 score. Alynne Villacampa took an 8-3 decision. The only loss in singles by Trenton came from Siara Bailey, who lost 7-9.
In doubles action, Derry and Fender teamed up for an 8-0 win. Villacampa-Bailey won 8-1 and Sowder-Brinser took an 8-5 decision.
“The girls continue to improve and become more consistent with each match we play,” Coach Abby Gott said. “They played smart tonight, focusing not only on solid shots, but ball placement as well.”
The Trenton JV won three of four of its doubles matches. Tristan Dugan and Hannah Robinson teamed up for a 6-1 win, while Ashley Allen and Jessica Harrison also won by the same score. Kellie Smith and Michelle Stewart also won 6-1. Hannah Farmer and Makayla Gordon lost their match 6-2.
The Lady Bulldogs are at home on Thursday night, taking on Kirksville. Matches get under way at 4 p.m. It will also be senior night.
The Trenton High School girls tennis team was defeated 8-1 on the road in Chillicothe on Thursday. Trenton’s lone win came from Siara Bailey who won her singles match 9-8 after taking an 8-6 win in the tiebreaker.
“Siara had an exciting win against a tough Chillicothe opponent,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Abby Gott said. “She worked hard for each point and stayed focused on the win.”
Unfortunately, Bailey’s win was the only bright spot in an otherwise forgettable dual. Megan Derry and Alexis Fender each lost 8-0 in their singles matches and Alvynne Villacampa lost 8-4. Hannah Sowder and Hannah Brinser rounded out singles play falling 8-3 and 8-6 respectively.
In doubles play, Derry and Fender combined for an 8-1 loss, Villacampa and Bailey lost 8-1 as well and Brinser and Sowder fell 8-3.
Trenton’s JV was successful, however, winning four of six matches. Ashley Allen and Jessica Harrison won twice, once by a 6-0 score and the other by a 7-5 mark. Kellie Smith and Michelle Stewart won 6-2 and Hannah Farmer and Makayla Gordon won 6-2 as well.
Also in JV action were Tristan Dugan and Hannah Robinson, who lost 6-4, and Smith and Stewart, who dropped their second match of the day 8-6.
“The JV had another great night of tennis,” Gott said. “Coach (Lauren) Boswell and I have been very proud of their success this season.”
Trenton’s tennis teams return to the court on Monday, traveling to Carrollton for a dual beginning at 4 p.m.
The Trenton High School girls tennis team was back in dual action on Tuesday, traveling to St. Joseph to take on Benton High School. Trenton was close, but the dual went to Benton, which defeated Trenton 5-4.
Megan Derry was handed an 8-6 loss at number one, but Alexis Fender evened the score with an 8-3 win at number two. Alvynne Villacampa and Siara Bailey followed with wins as Villacampa defeated her opponent 8-4 and Bailey won 8-5. Hannah Sowder put Trenton up 4-1 with an 8-4 win before Benton took the final singles match, as Trenton’s Hannah Brinser lost 8-6.
Trenton was unable to grab a single doubles match, however, as Benton swept that portion of the dual to take the slim 5-4 victory. Derry and Fender fell 8-6 as did the duos of Villacampa and Bailey and Sowder and Brinser.
“It was a disappointing loss tonight,” Trenton Head Coach Abby Gott said. “The girls went out and played controlled, consistent tennis. We had a lot of very close games, but couldn’t get the last couple we needed for a win.”
The Trenton junior varsity was able to pick up a 9-6 win. Ashley Allen won two singles matches, both by a score of 6-1 and Megan Ellis and Michelle Stewart each won singles matches by a score of 6-4. Kellie Smith also won a singles match, defeating her opponent 7-5. Trenton scored the JV doubles wins as well. Tristan Dugan and Allen combined for a 6-1 win and Hannah Robinson and Ellis won 6-2. Jessica Harrison and Smith combined for a win with a 10-8 tiebreaker after sitting at 6-6 with their opponents.
Also in JV action were Dugan, who fell with a 7-5 tiebreaker after being tied at 6-6; Robinson, who lost 6-4; Harrison, who fell 7-5; Hannah Farmer, who lost 6-3; the duo of Stewart and Farmer, which lost 6-3; and the duo of Gordon and Ellis, which fell 6-2.
Both the Trenton varsity and junior varsity will be back in action on Thursday, traveling down Highway 65 to face Chillicothe. First serves are scheduled for 4 p.m.
The Trenton High School girls tennis team was back in dual action on Monday, traveling to Lexington to take on the Minutewomen. It was a successful night for the Lady Bulldogs, who picked up a 7-2 victory.
Megan Derry had no trouble scoring a win at number one, defeating her opponent 8-0. Alexis Fender fell 8-5 at number two, but Alvynne Villacampa won 8-2 at number three and Siara Bailey won 8-1 at number four. Hannah Sowder and Hannah Brinser closed out singles play with wins of 8-0 and 8-6 respectively.
In doubles action, Derry and Fender lost 8-5, but Trenton finished strong as Villacampa and Bailey won 8-3 and Brinser and Sowder won 8-0.
“It was good to start the week off with a win,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Abby Gott said. “The girls came out and played hard, concentrating on solid ground strokes and volleys.”
In JV action, Trenton picked up two more wins as Tristan Dugan and Hannah Robinson each won singles matches by a score of 6-2.
The Trenton tennis team will be back on the court today, traveling to St. Joseph to take on the Benton Lady Cardinals. First serves for the dual are set for 4 o’clock.
It was a rough day for the Trenton Lady Bulldogs tennis team, which went 0-3 on Saturday at the Marshall Tennis Tournament. Trenton fell 9-0 to Marshall, 9-0 to Grain Valley and 6-3 to Palmyra.
Trenton opened with Marshall, dropping all matches competed. In singles play Megan Derry lost 10-2, Alexis Fender fell 10-1, Alvynne Villacampa lost 10-1, Siara Bailey was beaten 10-0, Hannah Sowder fell 10-2 and Hannah Brinser lost 10-0. In doubles play, the scores were closer, but the results were the same. Tristan Dugan and Ashley Allen lost 10-5, Hannah Robinson and Megan Ellis lost 10-5 and Jessica Harrison and Kellie Smith lost 10-6.
Against Grain Valley Trenton was again defeated 9-0. Singles action saw Derry lose 10-1, Fender fall 10-3, Villacampa fall 10-1, Bailey lose 10-2, Sowder lose 10-2 and Brinser fall 10-1. In doubles play Dugan and Allen lost 10-3, Robinson and Ellis fell 10-1 and Harrison and Smith lost 10-8 in the closest match of the dual.
Finally, Trenton fell to Palmyra, but the Lady Bulldogs were able to score some wins in the loss. Derry won 10-6 and Fender won 10-5 to start singles play. Trenton would also get a singles win of 10-3 from Sowder. That would be all Trenton got, however, as Villacampa lost 10-4, Bailey lost 10-4, Brinser lost 10-2 and all three doubles teams were defeated. Dugan and Allen fell 10-8, Robinson and Ellis lost 10-7 and Harrison and Smith fell 10-2.
“It was a tough tournament again with very solid teams,” Lady Bulldogs’ Head Coach Abby Gott said. “We are looking forward to heading into another busy week and, hopefully, we will get some wins to add to our record.”
Trenton takes on the Minutewomen today on the road in Lexington at 4 o’clock.