CLINTON–The Camanche varsity team won another invitational on Saturday, and the Clinton River Kings continued prepping for their conference tournament during their home invitational.
While most weekend events were deterred by rain and cold on Saturday, the River Kings were able to move their tournament indoors to the River Cities Tennis Association's indoor complex downtown.
With a slightly edited schedule due to court space, things still went well and ended early afternoon.
"We saw some wonderful tennis all around today," Clinton coach Andrew Carbajal said. "Being inside is always a bummer, but today went smoothly."
Camanche won the overall team event, with Maquoketa edging the River Kings for runner-up.
The Clinton duo of Andrew Brisch and Brody Manemann went up against the Camanche pair of Mason Holstein and Dylan Determan for the doubles title on Saturday, but ended up falling 8-3.
For a duo that hasn't played too much together yet, they put up a fight against the dominant Camanche doubles pair.
"They are working on their chemistry," Carbajal said. "I give credit to Holstein and Determan for how well they played today."
Holstein qualified for state in doubles last year with partner Dev Patel.
That was the River Kings' highest finish of the day. Connor Hyde and Noah Hayton won their first of the day, but ended up falling 9-8, 7-2 to a Maquoketa pair.
"[They] played well at first, but unfortunately lost to Maquoketa in the quarterfinals," Carbajal said.
Central had two singles players in the semifinals, and Mike Miniter ended up taking the crown, while maquoketa's Kaleb Flenker was runner-up.
Camanche's Zach Leu and Dalton Weber and Clinton's Jacob Knight and Kristian Davis all won their first rounds of the day, but didn't advance past the quarterfinals.
"I love everything about this invitational and it never ceases to amaze me on what all the school's bring for talent,"Carbajal said. "This invite will help us with the upcoming week, and districts the following week."
The River Kings will travel to North Scott High School on Tuesday for a regular dual, then they will look to the Mississippi Athletic Conference Tournament, also in Eldridge, later this week. That takes place Thursday and Friday.
The River Queens' tennis team take on Davenport Assumption in a makeup meet on the road on Monday, then will take on North Scott at home on Tuesday.
Camanche travels to Davenport on Monday for a dual meet against Davenport Central at Brady Street Stadium. They take on Davenport Assumption on the road on Tuesday.