The Leavenworth and Lansing tennis teams spent Tuesday and Thursday at Bonner Springs for tournaments.
Tuesday was a singles tournament.
Lansing’s Collin Kenaga took third in the No. 1 singles pool, going 3-1 on the day, and Zach Crumpacker was second in the No. 2 singles pool, going 3-1.
Lions head coach Eddie Fenton said the singles players got off to a good start with the weather conditions being described as “perfect” by Fenton.
“Collin had one of the most exciting matches of the tourney in his third-place match vs. De Soto,” Fenton said. “Collin found himself down 1-6 before coming back to win 8-6.”
For Leavenworth, Brett Chapman went 1-2 in pool play for No. 1 singles and missed out on playing for a medal by three games. Pioneers head coach Shad Langfoss said De Soto, Mill Valley and Leavenworth all were 1-2 and it came down to winning percentage to see who played for the third-place game.
No. 2 singles player Phillipe Fall was 0-3 in pool play. Langfoss said Fall lost a close last match in a tiebreaker.
On Thursday, Fenton said the conditions were much colder and windier than Tuesday. The Lansing coach said he was still happy with the results in the team’s second match of the season.
The Lansing No. 1 doubles team of Robert Schafer and Jacob Lorenzen went 2-2 and finished fourth. The No. 2 doubles team of Daylan Williams and Nate Hamman went 1-2.
The Pioneers’ No. 1 doubles team of Isaiah Casmus and Ethan Robinette went 3-1 on the day, defeating teams from De Soto, Mill Valley and Bonner Springs to make it into the championship before falling to St. James to finish second.
The No. 2 doubles team of Will Messer and Will Franklin went 4-0 with wins over De Soto, Mill Valley, Bonner Springs and St. James to take first place.
Lansing returns to the tennis court on Monday in a quad at Paola. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
Leavenworth will host their home tournament on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.