By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Kadi Fauble isn't playing as much tennis as she used to, but as she put it, she "didn't hang up her racket by any means."
She showed as much skill as ever Saturday at Reservoir Park, winning the women's city tournament 6-0, 6-1 over Quincy University sophomore Anna Morrissey. Fauble advanced to the championship with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Sarah Boyd, Fauble's former teammate at Quincy High School.
Fauble, who graduated from QHS this year, was a four-time Western Big Six Conference singles champion and four-time singles state qualifier for the Blue Devils. Fauble will attend the University of Missouri but won't play tennis with the Tigers.
"There definitely was some interest (in playing in college), but I decided I wanted to go to a bigger school, and it's harder to play on their team, so I think I'm going to do their club team," Fauble said.
Other than playing in a tournament in June, Fauble said she hasn't played much since her senior season ended last fall.
Fauble showed no signs of rust in claiming her second city title. She also won in 2007 as a 12-year-old.
"I thought I played really well today," Fauble said. "I've been trying to get back into it and practiced all week for this weekend. I think I served really well, and I really hit out on the ball the whole time."
Fauble will play in the women's city doubles tournament next weekend with Ashley Hinkamper and in mixed doubles with her dad, Curtis.
"I love to play still, and it's weird not going into a season in a couple weeks," Fauble said.
Despite the drop-off in the amount of competitive tennis she's playing, Fauble doesn't plan on giving up playing in the city tournament any time soon.
"I'm sure I will keep playing in it," Fauble said. "Even if I'm living in Columbia or anything, I'm sure I'll come back every year for it."