Leavenworth Lawrence High’s Yelena Birt and Caroline Bologa placed second in No. 2 doubles while Free State’s Alexis Czapinski was runner-up in No. 1 singles, Thursday at the Sunflower League girls tennis tournament.
The Lions and Firebirds tied for seventh in the team standings.
Lawrence’s Kendall Pritchard placed fourth in No. 2 singles.
“I was very pleased with our No. 2 players,” LHS coach Chris Marshall said. “They played above their seeds. I was very proud of the way they played.
Free State No. 2 singles player Megan McReynolds finished seventh, as did No. 2 doubles partners Alyssa Raye and Rachel Walters.
“Today was a tough day logistically that definitely made it a tough tennis day,” FSHS coach Oather Strawderman said. “We were scheduled to start at 9 a.m. but did not start until 1 p.m. due to heavy rain. The girls did a great job fighting through the hectic schedule, which included matches at three different sites.”
Lawrence High will host a regional Saturday, Oct. 12.
Thursday at Leavenworth
Lawrence High results (7th place, tie):
No. 1 singles: Whitney Simons (9th place), lost to Mallory, Olathe North, 1-8; def. Kelley, Leavenworth, 8-4; def. Sader, SM South, 8-2.
No. 2 singles: Kendall Pritchard (4th place) def. Whitebread, Olathe North, 8-0; def. Doherty, Olathe Northwest, 8-5; lost to Barcickel, 0-8; lost to Olson, SM Northwest, 0-8.
No. 1 doubles: Brooke Braman-Zoe Schnieder (10th place) lost to Brewer-Banning, SM West, 4-8; def. Graham-Brewer, Olathe North, 8-0; lost to Taylor Hawkins-Caitlin Dodd, 8-2.
No. 2 doubles: Yelena Birt-Caroline Bologa (2nd place) def. Messer-Sullivan, Leavenworht, 8-1; def. Benjamin-Rebori, def. SM Northwest, 8-7 (7-5); def. Bandink-Myers, Olathe East, 8-7 (7-3); lost to Scackelford-Freidrick, SM East, 2-8.
Free State results (7th place, tie):
No. 1 singles: Alexis Czapinski, 2nd place, 2-1.
No. 2 singles: Megan McReynolds, 7th place, 2-2.
No. 1 doubles: Taylor Hawkins and Caitlin Dodd, 9th place, 2-1.
No. 2 doubles: Alyssa Raye and Rachel Walters, 7th place, 2-2.