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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Boys' tennis: Service with a bite

  • Amongst chilling conditions, Pioneers win four at home meet; Raiders are led by No. 1 doubles at Bonner
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  • Though specks of white sporadically fell from the sky, the boys in blue ignored the wintery weather to host a tennis meet Thursday.
    Leavenworth welcomed Olathe North, Olathe South and Atchison to its friendly confines, where the Pioneers were able to squeeze four wins out of its guests.
    "It was good to see us get some wins in there against some of our league schools," LV coach Shad Langfoss said. "Our doubles teams have been working on being more aggressive, more at the net, and we need to keep that up."
    The No. 2 doubles team of Michael Rielly and Austin Wiley swept their matches, winning 8-7 (7-5), 8-7 (7-5) and 8-3. On the other doubles court, Wes Barbee and Garett Seeger beat Atchison 8-3, yet lost 8-4 and 8-2 to the Olathe schools.
    Nick Valledor, No. 1 singles, and Ben Schatzel, No. 2, each lost all three of their matches. Valledor fell 8-0, 8-0 and 8-2 and Schatzel was beat 8-1, 8-3 and 8-2.
    Leavenworth will host its annual invitational next Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.
    No. 1 doubles leads Raiders
    At Thursday's doubles portion of the Bonner Springs Invitational, James Cha and Phillip Hernandez represented Immaculata tennis well.
    The boys combined to go 3-1 in the No. 1 bracket and earn second place overall.
    Bader Abboud and Adam Habib played in the No. 2 doubles division and finished 0-3.
    "James and Phillip started the day as cold as the weather and it took them awhile to warm up," Imac coach Manuel Hernandez said, "but when they did, it was like an awakening and certainly made their coach very happy."
    Immaculata will host a meet Monday beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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