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USC girls with sixth place finish at state tourney

By Staff | Nov 5, 2017

United South Central High School senior tennis players, Carly Weber (left) and Emma Barnd both specialize in singles competition. However, these life long friends joined forces to form a talented doubles tandem that placed sixth at this year’s statewide tournament.


Two United South Central High School girls singles tennis players teamed up to play doubles and ended up taking sixth place at the State Tennis Meet.

Seniors Emma Barnd and Carly Weber played singles all year. In fact, they had never played doubles until they teamed up for the Section 3A Meet and took the championship and earned a trip to the State.

At the State the Rebel duo lost their opening round to the doubles team from Roseau High School, 6-2, 7-6 (0). That dropped them down to the consolation bracket.

There they took on the doubles team from Litchfield and won 6-3, 6-3.

The win moved them to the quarterfinals of the consolation competition where they defeated the pair from Lake City High School by a score of 6-3, 2-6, 10-2.

In the battle for fifth place, Barnd and Weber took on Anna Seitz and Ava Warren from Virginia High School.

The Rebel girls lost the first set 6-0, but battled back in the second set which ended in a close 7-5 score in favor of the Virginia team.

Barnd and Weber ended their four years of varsity tennis with a sixth place finish at the State Tennis Meet.

The two played singles their whole careers, but were happy to be able to play doubles together, as they have been best friends since they were three-years old.