The Smith-Cotton tennis team opened its season on Monday with a 6-3 loss to Osage at the Liberty Park Courts.
Elizabeth Matz won her No. 1 singles match, beating Kaitlyn Ruck 8-5. Rachael Meyers beat Savannah Foster 8-6 in the No. 5 singles match.
In doubles play, Matz and Allison Burton beat Ruck and Morgan Breneman 8-4.
Jessica Kotok could not quite pull out a win in her No. 6 singles match with Audrey Carson, falling 8-6. Kale Heavener fell 8-5 to Breneman at No. 4 singles.
The Lady Tigers will host Knob Noster on Tuesday.