After finishing 3-13 last year at the Baldwin Invite, Lansing girls' tennis coach Ed Fenton was very happy with his team's 7-9 effort on Wednesday at the always competitive tournament.
"Good improvement over last year," Fenton said. "I was impressed with the way Cheyenne, Keli and Jenna competed. In both matches, the girls found ways to win."
In No. 1 singles play, Cheyenne English went 2-2, winning 8-4 over Topeka Hayden and 7-6(8-6) over Chanute. Katie Rathjen was the Lions' No. 2 singles player and she finished 1-3, beating DeSoto 8-1.
The No. 1 doubles team of Alanda Kohl and Valyssa Layton were 1-3 also, winning 8-4 over DeSoto while Keli Myracle and Jenna Hinckley were 2-2, beating DeSoto 8-5 and Chanute 8-6.
Lansing's next match is 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mill Valley.