(Des Moines) The first round of the girls state tennis tournament is in the books and southwest Iowa athletes faired very well.
Glenwood's Onis Souissi topped #4 seed Dubuque Wahlert's Courtney Scheider by a score of 6-4, 6-0. Kate Walker of Red Oak defeated Mackenzie Richmond of Centerville 6-1,6-0.
Red Oak's duo of Grace Blomstedt and Zoey Baker advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Geanne Bouchard and Clairie Bouchard of Cedar Rapids, Xavier. Glenwood's Rachel Tucker and Grace Newman defeated Rachel Westergard and Natalie Delaney of Spirit Lake/Okoboji 6-3, 6-2.