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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Lady Lions capture Bonner Springs tennis crown

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  • The original plan had Thursday being an off day for the Lansing girls’ tennis team.
    But due to a rain out here and a schedule conflict there, the Lady Lions competed at Bonner Springs — and it was a good thing they did.
    Behind a 9-1 doubles record, which included a perfect 6-0 mark from Alanda Kohl and Valyssa Layton, Lansing placed first overall in the road tournament.
    “That's the first time our girls have placed first in the last three years at a tournament,” Lansing coach Ed Fenton said. “It shows that all the hard work our seniors have put in has really started to pay off.”
    Besides its No. 1 doubles spotless record, Keli Myracle and Sydney Chiles had a great day as well for the Lady Lions by going 4-1 and winning second in the No. 2 doubles bracket. No. 1 singles player Cheyenne English and No. 2 singles Katie Rathjen each placed second as well with 3-2 marks.
    “Alanda and Valyssa battled back from an 0-5 start against Baldwin to win 8-6,” Fenton said of the semifinals.
    Lansing will compete at Topeka West Saturday morning.
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