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Rain shuts down play

October 12, 2004

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— Spectators saw more rain than tennis Monday at the Class 6A regional at Indian Creek Rec Center.

The scheduled one-day tournament made it through only the first round of singles -- no doubles matches got under way -- before the weather shut things down at 2 p.m.

"We sat through a couple of delays," Free State coach Jon Renberger said. "We got the first round of singles in. All they had to do was look at radar and see the entire area was consumed. They made the right call."

Teams will return to Indian Creek at 10 a.m. today, but rain is forecast throughout the day. That could push matches back to Wednesday, and the tournament won't be able to start until the afternoon that day because many juniors will be taking the PSAT exam in the morning.

In Monday's limited action, Free State's Jamie McGovern and Andrea Koch each won first-round singles matches. Lawrence High's Amy Bullerman also advanced, and Cara Breeden was eliminated.

Rain also cut the 4A regional short at Topeka Hayden, but not before De Soto singles player Lauren Hampton and DHS doubles players Stacy Davis and Bianca Gonzalez guaranteed themselves state berths by winning quarterfinal matches.

The 4A tournament is scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. today at Hayden.

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