Coach Ray Perry's Lady Houns competed against athletes from seven other schools last Friday at the Nixa Tournament, just ahead of the upcoming conference and district tournaments.

Aurora's highlight of the day was a third place finish by Amber Gorman in number two singles. Gorman won two of her three matches, losing only to the player from Nixa.

The Lady Houns' number one, Sarah Woodall, suffered losses in her first two matches but finished the day on a high note, defeating her opponent from Hillcrest 6-3 to take seventh place.

Aurora's number one doubles pairing of Hannah Estes and Alexis Hoftiezer on the day fared the same, falling in matches against Republic and Webb City before defeating Hillcrest for seventh.

Lauren Sapiens and Meagan Gearhart finished fifth in the number two doubles competition, losing to Nixa before winning matches against Hillcrest and Webb City.

After competing in the Big 8 Conference tournament on Wednesday (see next week's sports page for results), Perry's team will have the Thomas Jefferson Invitational on Friday. The Lady Houns will then travel to Logan-Rogersville for district play on Monday.