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Free State tennis

Free State’s Richard Lu tennis runner-up
April 7, 2013
Richard Lu went 4-1 and placed second in singles to pace Free State High’s tennis team to a fifth-place finish at the John Markham Spring Classic on Saturday.
Saathoff strong, but Firebirds tennis third at home quad
April 2, 2013
Free State singles player Josh Saathoff battled back and forth before breaking serve and taking his first match, 8-6, on Tuesday at the FSHS tennis quad. By Benton Smith
FSHS boys tennis places second at Emporia Invitational
March 31, 2013
Free State’s Brandon Juracek and Miles Stevens won the No. 1 doubles title, and the Firebirds tennis team placed second as a team on Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Free State tennis perfect in opener
March 28, 2013
Free State High swept a quadrangular with Topeka High, Olathe South and Topeka Highland Park on Wednesday at Kossover Tennis Complex.
Firebirds eager to open 2013 spring seasons
March 13, 2013
The last remnants of winter weather are just evaporating from the ground and the first official day of spring isn’t until next week, but that won’t stop Free State High from opening its spring sports season. By Benton Smith
Firebird Alexis Czapinski sixth at state
October 14, 2012
Free State High’s Alexis Czapinksi went 2-1 and placed sixth at the Class 6A state tennis meet on Sunday.
Weather postpones state tennis; Czapinski forced to wait
October 14, 2012
Free State singles player Alexis Czapinski had to wait a day to make her bid for a fifth-place finish in the Class 6A state tennis tournament.
Firebird Czapinski falls in state tennis quarterfinals
October 13, 2012
Free State High’s Alexis Czapinski went 2-1 on the first day of the Class 6A state tournament and remains in the hunt for a finish as high as fifth place.
Free State’s Czapinski advances to state tennis tournament
October 7, 2012
At the culmination of a long, cold Saturday on Lawrence High’s tennis courts, Free State junior Alexis Czapinski struggled to compose herself as she spoke with her coach, Oather Strawderman.
City tennis players vie for state tourney spots
October 6, 2012
Officially, Olathe South High is hosting a Class 6A girls tennis regional today. However, Lawrence and Free State players battling for spots at state won’t have to leave town to compete in the tournament.
LHS 6th, FSHS 7th at league tennis
September 29, 2012
Led by a 3-1 showing in the No. 1 singles bracket by junior Whitney Simons, Lawrence High’s girls tennis team finished sixth Thursday at the Sunflower League Invitational.
Firebirds slip past Lions but maintain city tennis series dominance
September 26, 2012
Free State High sophomore tennis player Taylor Hawkins had heard about her program’s dominance against rival Lawrence High through the years.
Czapinski first for FSHS tennis at Emporia
September 23, 2012
Junior Alexis Czapinski went 3-0 in singles play and finished first as the Free State tennis team placed second on Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Weary Alexis Czapinski still wins
September 20, 2012
Alexis Czapinski, Free State High’s No. 1 singles player, never neglects to immerse herself in her matches, but she found that aspect of her approach more challenging than usual Wednesday at the Firebirds’ home quadrangular.
FSHS tennis throttles Jags
September 13, 2012
Senior Emily Sadosky used to fill a different role for Free State High’s girls tennis team, but the captain’s adaptability continued to shine Wednesday at the Firebirds’ home dual against Mill Valley.