Lawrence High’s home tennis quadrangular postponed due to weather

In a year with already so many schedule changes, Lawrence High’s home tennis quadrangular was postponed a day due to the threat of inclement weather. The meet, which also featured Free State’s girls tennis program, will now begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at LHS.

Until recently, the competition was actually going to just be a City Showdown between the two local programs. Both Olathe Northwest and Olathe South were eventually included in the event after the Olathe school board voted to overturn the district’s decision to postpone the fall sports seasons.

Both the Lions and Firebirds have already competed in the 2020 season and were looking to build off strong performances. LHS secured an 8-1 win in a varsity dual with Leavenworth last Thursday, while FSHS claimed a runner-up finish at Friday’s quadrangular in Junction City.

For the Firebirds, Jada Fowler and Thayu Kimori both went 2-1 in No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles, respectively. Maya Lee and Dayna Steadman posted a 2-1 clip as the No. 1 doubles tandem, while Emma Evans and Olivia Evans went 3-0 at No. 2 doubles.

The Lions swept the varsity doubles action against Leavenworth. Lilli Derby and Laura Teska netted an 8-6 win as the team’s top doubles tandem. Bella Kirkwood and Ryleigh Leon (No. 2 doubles) earned an 8-0 victory, while Katie Logan and Abby Marsh (No. 3 doubles) came away with an 8-2 win. Derby, Logan, Kirkwood, Leon and Marsh all notched victories in single action to help LHS post a 5-1 clip in that format.

Lawrence 8, Leavenworth 1


V1: Lili Derby def. Sam Casmus, 6-3

V2: Katie Logan def. Viviona Turner, 6-0

V3: Laura Teska falls to Langfoss, 6-3

V4: Bella Kirkwood def. Hanna Payne, 6-1

V5: Ryleigh Leon def. Serom Kim, 6-0

V6: Abby Marsh def. Brooke Collins, 6-1


1V: Derby/Teska def. Casmus/Langfoss, 8-6

2V: Kirkwood/Leon def. Perry/Ruggles, 8-0

3V: Logan/Marsh def. Kim/Fisher, 8-2


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