Leavenworth — Lawrence High’s girls tennis team defeated Leavenworth 3-1, Shawnee Mission Northwest 4-0 and Gardner-Edgerton 4-0 on Thursday.
Whitney Simons, Erin Ventura and Kendall Pritchard each went 2-0 in singles matches. Katie Gaches-Caroline Baloga and Yelena Birt-Natalie Cote went 2-0 in doubles.
“It’s a great way to start the season,” LHS coach Chris Marshall said. “We took nine girls, we used different lineups and were successful with each one. Overall, it was a very good day.”
Lawrence High 3, Leavenworth 1
Singles: Whitney Simons def. Leah Messer, 8-0. Erin Ventura def. Annika Wolff, 8-0.
Doubles: Zoe Schneider/Brooke Braman lost to Meagan Brucker/Syndie Lundy, 8-7 (7-5). Katie Gaches/Caroline Baloga def. Meagan Kelly/Shannon Sullivan, 8-0.
Lawrence High 4, SM North 0
Singles: Kendall Pritchard def. Holly Clark, 8-0. Erin Ventura def. Brittany Whitebread, 8-0.
Doubles: Yelena Birt/Natalie Cote def. Diedra Lutz/Vanessa Arias, 8-0. Katie Gaches/Caroline Baloga def. Kelsey Graham/Tatiana Smith, 8-0.
Lawrence High 4, Gardner-Edgerton 0
Singles: Whitney Simons def. Krita Long, 8-5. Kendall Pritchard def. Brooklyn Kiosks, 8-0.
Doubles: Zoe Schneider/Brooke Braman def. Hannah West/Emily Worth, 8-3. Yelena Birt/Natalie Cote def. Kalmia Dunson/Mary Murphy, 8-2.