Kearney's Dillon ends senior tennis season at state

Kearney senior Sara Dillon earned a spot at the state tournament as a singles competitor after taking second place at the Class 2 District 8 individual districts event Friday, Oct. 2 at Kearney High School.

KEARNEY — Kearney senior Sara Dillon completed her girls tennis career with a short run at state. Dillon lost both of her matches at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 girls tennis championships Thursday, Oct. 15.

Dillon fell 6-2, 6-1 against Caroline Matz of Smith-Cotton in the opening match. She went down 6-0 in the first set against Kennedi McCord of Grain Valley during the first consolation round. Dillon improved her play to nearly force a third set, but McCord finished it off with a 6-4 result.

Dillon earned a spot at the state tournament as a singles competitor after taking second place at the Class 2 District 8 individual districts event Oct. 2 at Kearney High School.

Sports Writer Mac Moore can be reached at 389-6643 or mac.moore@mycouriertribune.com.

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