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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Girls' tennis roundup: Pioneers top Raiders

  • Lansing earns second at DeSoto over the weekend.
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  • Two of the area's three high school girls' tennis teams met on the courts Monday.
    Hosting Immaculata, the Lady Pioneers got the best of their crosstown visitors by a 3-1 total. Before that, both Leavenworth and the Lady Raiders split with Bonner Springs 2-2.
    "There are still times that we are not capitalizing on opportunities but overall, I was pretty happy with today's performances," LV coach Shad Langfoss said. "I thought the doubles teams played really well and besides a few missed volleys, all the girls played 10 times better than where we were a few weeks ago."
    In singles action, Raiders' No. 1 Olivia Wilson beat Anna Salvatorelli 8-1 while in the No. 2 match, Leavenworth's Maggie McDonald toppled Sydney Simek 8-3. The Lady Pioneers' No. 1 pairing of Sydnie Lundy and Meagan Brocker took down Liz Lee and Abby Meirose 8-0 and the No. 2 duo of Christina Dominquez and Megan Kelly were 8-4 victors over Priscilla Hernandez and Elena Nine.
    "Olivia had a very good day on the courts," Imac coach Manuel Hernandez said. "Moving the ball around has been her strength and she was able do this consistently throughout the matches."
    Against Bonner, Leavenworth's Jailyn Settles lost 8-3 and McDonald was dropped 8-7 (11-9). Both the LV doubles teams, Lundy/Brocker and Dominquez/Kelly, won by the score of 8-4. For Imac, Wilson was an 8-3 victor and Simek recorded an 8-6 win. Lee/Meirose lost 8-5 and Hernandez/Nine fell 8-3.
    Both teams were also busy this weekend. The Lady Pioneers earned fourth place at DeSoto on Saturday while the Raiders had two individuals capture top four finishes in Hiawatha. At DeSoto, Lundy/Brocker finished 4-1 for a fifth place finish while Dominquez/Kelly took sixth after a 3-2 mark. In singles, Salvatorelli went 3-1 for seventh and Masie Conrad was 0-2 on the day.
    At Hiawatha, Simek was 4-2 for third place and Wilson was 3-3 to wrangle fourth. Hernandez/Nine took fifth after a 1-4 record and Lee/Meirose went 0-6.
    Leavenworth will play today at 3 p.m. at Shawnee Mission West. Immaculata will be at Ottawa on Thursday for a 4 p.m. showdown.
    Lansing earns second at DeSoto
    The Lansing girls' tennis team was led by its No. 1 doubles team this past weekend.
    Competing in the DeSoto Tournament Saturday, where it placed second as a team, Alanda Kohl and Valyssa Layton placed third after going 3-1 on the day. Cheyenne English also medaled for the Lady Lions when she won fifth following a 4-1 record.
    "Alanda and Valyssa's third place finish is our best result for the girls at this tournament in the last three years," Lansing coach Ed Fenton said. "I'm really pleased with the way Cheyenne competed in her fifth place match coming back from a deficit of 3-7 to win in a tiebreaker against a girl who beat her in the first round."
    Page 2 of 2 - In No. 2 doubles play, Keli Myracle and Sydney Chiles were 1-2, as was Katie Rathjen in the No. 2 singles bracket. Lansing will play next at Topeka West on Saturday at 9 a.m.

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