Tiger netters prepare for districts

Monday, May 10, 2004

Central High School will play host to the Class 2 District 1 tennis tournament on Tuesday with matches being played at Central and the Southeast Missouri State University tennis courts.

The top two teams from each district advance to the sectional round, while the top two doubles and singles players advance to the state tournament. Matches begin at 9 a.m.

Central, 11-3 in duals, will be represented in singles by Adam Baron and Anton Heemskerk. Heath Orr and Will Ramsey will be one doubles team while Tyler Roeger and Kevin Rohatgi form the other. Orr and Ramsey are seeded second; Roeger and Rohatgi are seeded fourth.

"We have two good doubles teams so I'm optimistic we'll do well," Central coach Bud Craven said.

Orr and Ramsey qualified for the state tournament last season.

Other teams at the district include Farmington, Gateway, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Oakville, Poplar Bluff, Roosevelt, St. Mary's (St. Louis) and Webster Groves.

ND softball players signLindsay Reinagel and Laura Weissmueller, both Notre Dame seniors, signed last week to continue their softball careers in college.

Reinagel, a two-time all-state pitcher, signed with the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Reinagel finished her career with a school-record 46 wins. She also holds school records for ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts.

Weissmueller, a four-year starter at catcher, signed with Maryville University in St. Louis, where she plans to major in physical therapy. Weissmueller earned defensive player of the year three times for the Bulldogs, and holds the school record for runs scored in a season.

College notes

n Jackson graduate Megan Kuntze, a senior softball player at Columbia College, earned first-team all-America Midwest Conference honors recently. Columbia won its third straight conference championship on Wednesday, with a 6-1 win over William Woods. Columbia improved to 40-9, and was ranked No. 8 in the latest NAIA top 25 poll.

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