Free State tennis

Three city players settle for 12th at state tennis
May 17, 2015
Free State High doubles partners sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle and freshman Erik Czapinski lost both of their matches Saturday on the second day of the Class 6A boys state tennis tournament. By Bobby Nightengale
LHS’ Abromeit, FSHS doubles advance to Day 2
May 15, 2015
Lawrence High junior Elliott Abromeit posted a 2-2 singles record Friday in the opening day of the Kansas 6A state boys tennis tournament at the College Boulevard Activities Center.
LHS, FSHS players set for state tennis
May 14, 2015
Free State High sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle and freshman Erik Czapinski have clicked in their first tennis season as doubles partners.
Firebirds third at tennis regionals
May 12, 2015
The Free State High doubles tandems of sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle/freshman Erik Czapinski and sophomores Jonah Pester/Seamus Ryan earned bids to the Class 6A boys tennis state tournament when they powered the Firebirds to a third-place finish at Monday’s regional at Rock Chalk Park. By Chris Duderstadt
FSHS fourth at league tennis
May 1, 2015
Free State High’s Seamus Ryan and Jonah Pester placed third at No. 2 doubles, and the FSHS team of Ian Pultz-Earle and Erik Czapinski placed fourth at No. 1 doubles at the Sunflower League tennis tournament on Thursday at Indian Creek Recreation Center.
FSHS doubles third at Invite
April 25, 2015
A pair of third-place finishes in doubles highlighted the Lawrence high schools’ performances in the Lawrence High Invitational on Friday.
FSHS tennis falls to Rural
April 16, 2015
Erik Czapinski, David Neff and Declan Forth claimed the lone singles victories in Free State High’s 6-3 tennis loss to Washburn Rural on Wednesday at Free State High.
Free State tennis blanks Lawrence High
April 14, 2015
Free State High sophomore Ian Pultz-Earle took his losses and lumps last year in No. 1 singles, facing opposing team’s best players. Now he’s delivering some revenge.
FSHS doubles team takes 3rd
April 11, 2015
Free State High’s doubles tennis team of Ian Pultz-Earle and Erik Czapinski placed third to pace the Firebirds to a ninth-place finish at the 15-team John Markham Spring Classic on Saturday.
FSHS tennis third at quad
April 7, 2015
The No. 2 doubles tandem of Seamus Ryan and Jonah Pester led Free State High’s boys tennis team to a third-place finish Tuesday at the FSHS Quad at Rock Chalk Park.
Free State wins tennis quad
April 2, 2015
The No. 1 doubles team of Ian Pultz-Earle and Erik Czapinski went undefeated, and Free State High won a tennis quad with Topeka High, Olathe South and Highland Park on Wednesday at the Kossover Tennis Complex.
Free State hopeful as spring begins
March 26, 2015
There’s a lot of optimism around Free State High’s spring sports this year. Some hope to contend for a state championship, and one is looking to defend its state title. By Bobby Nightengale
City doubles teams medal at state tennis
October 18, 2014
Lawrence High’s Anna Birt and Yelena Birt placed eighth, and Free State’s Taylor Hawkins and Rachel Walters took 12th in doubles Saturday at the Class 6A girls state tennis tournament.
City tennis teams advance at state
October 18, 2014
Lawrence High sisters Anna Birt and Yelena Birt and Free State’s Taylor Hawkins and Rachel Walters advanced Friday to the second day of the Class 6A state girls tennis tournament.
Lawrence High, Free State players headed to state tennis tournament
October 17, 2014
Lawrence High seniors Anna and Yelena Birt played some of their best tennis of the year last week at regionals, as they walked away with the doubles championship.

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