PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Day 1 tennis

Saturday, July 17, 2010 | 12:18 a.m. CDT
The heat beats down on Maggie Filbert as she plays in her second Show-Me State games tournament. Filbert played against Patti Cole on Friday. "It's super hot, and that's the challenge," Filbert said.

Tennis matches on Friday included competitions between various age groups and were held at the Bethel-Gentry courts in south Columbia.



Hickman tennis coach Andy Materer serves a ball to the Rolla High School boys' tennis coach Cody Kennedy during the Show-Me State games on Friday. "The spirit of competition is better than most, I've known most of these guys for ten years," Materer said.
Rusty Crane, left, walks back to the scoring pavilion with Joe Kupersmith after Crane won two sets. "Rusty has a killer serve," said Kupersmith.
From left, Rusty Crane and Joe Kupersmith talk before starting another set during the Show-Me State games on Friday.
Rolla High School's boys tennis coach Cody Kennedy sits on the court between serves during the Show-Me State Games tennis tournament on Friday. Kennedy lost both sets to Hickman tennis coach Andy Materer, 6-2, and 6-4.
The shadow of a tennis player falls on the crowded court during the Show-Me States games tennis tournament on Friday, July 16, 2010.
Hickman Tennis Coach Andy Materer swings at the ball during the Missouri Show-Me State Games on Friday. Materer beat Cody Kennedy, Rolla High School's boys' tennis coach in both sets, 6-2, and 6-4.

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