The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Girls' tennis roundup: Pioneer gets road win

  • Immaculata receives two singles victories at KC Christian
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  • Traveling to Olathe South Tuesday, the Leavenworth girls’ tennis team captured just one win on the day.
    The victory came from Anna Salvatorelli, who won her No. 6 singles match 8-6. The rest of the Lady Pioneers went 0-9 to cap off the rough outing.
    “I still see a lot that we need to capitalize on,” LV coach Shad Langfoss said. “We are getting to the net, but we are missing the proper angles on hits. One positive was that our serves are looking better.”
    In singles play, Leavenworth’s No. 1 Meagan Brucker fell 8-5, No. 2 Sydnie Lundy lost 8-2 and No. 3 Christina Dominique was beat 8-0. Jailyn Settles was defeated 8-2, No. 5 Megan Kelly stumbled 8-1 and No. 7 Maggie McDonald lost 8-1.
    In doubles play, Brucker and Lundy suffered an 8-3 loss in the No. 1 pairing, Kelly and Settles fell 8-7 (7-5) at No. 2 and Dominique and Salvatorelli were toppled in the No. 3 match.
    Leavenworth will host Olathe Northwest at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
    Lady Raiders earn two wins at KC Christian
    On the road Monday, the Immaculata girls’ tennis team were able to grab two singles victories at Kansas City Christian.
    The wins came from No. 1 singles player Olivia Wilson, who won 8-1, and No. 2 singles Sydney Simek, who won 8-2.
    Besides that, the Lady Raiders struggled to earn results, though they were competitive throughout.
    “We came home with two wins and some positive improvement at several of our positions,” Imac coach Manuel Hernandez said.
    No. 3 singles Liz Lee lost 8-2, No. 4 Abby Meirose fell 8-5 and Hannah Wilson was defeated 8-6 in the No. 5 singles match. Priscilla Hernandez was beat 8-4 in her No. 6 singles bout.
    For doubles, the No. 1 pairing of Wilson and Simek were toppled 8-3, Lee and Meirose were tripped up 8-5 in the No. 2 match and the No. 3 grouping Hernandez and Nine lost 8-7 (7-3).
    Immaculata will play next at the Hiawatha Invite on Saturday with the event beginning at 9 a.m.
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