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Sabetha, Perry Lecompton & Marysville Girls Tennis Athlete's Qualify for State
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

3-2-1A Girls Tennis Regional Results (at Hillsboro) - click here
4A Girls Tennis Regional Results (at Hayden) - click here

Bids to the State tournament were up for grab on Friday and Saturday across the State in the first postseason action of the 2017-18 school year as girls tennis athlete's competed in Regional action. 

Leading the area performances were the Marysville Bulldogs who moved up to Class 4A this year and competed at the Hayden Regional. After two doubles teams and two singles players qualified for State Marysville earned enough points to win the Regional team title beating out host Hayden 18-13 to claim the Regional crown. Leading the way was the doubles tandem of Holly Holthaus and Avery Williams who with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Baldwin in the Championship match won the Regional doubles title. The doubles team of Haley Bruna and Sarah Roberts will join them at State after finishing sixth at Regionals and the Top six finishers go to State. In singles competition Shelby Downard led Marysville earning second place falling only in the Championship bout, while Sierra Becker also earned a State bid placing fifth in singles action. 

Class 3-2-1A competition saw both Perry Lecompton and Sabetha each have athlete's qualify for State as they competed at Regionals in Hillsboro. For Perry Lecompton it was the doubles team of Graci Folks and Sammy Worthington leading the way posting a 3-1 mark on the court to earn third with a 6-0, 6-2 win in the third place match. Ella Barrett earned fourth place for the Kaws in singles action going 2-2 in action. 

Sabetha Bluejays are sending a singles competitor and doubles team to State as Kirsten Wenger and the team of Kinsey Menold and Hannah Wertenberger each finished sixth place. Wenger posted a 2-2 day to make it to the fifth place match were she fell in a tough 6-4, 2-6, 2-6 battle. While Menold and Wertenberger also went 2-2 on the court playing in the fifth place match where they fell in a tough 4-6, 1-6 contest. 

The State tournaments are set for October 13th and 14th with Class 4A action in Pratt at the Walter Blake Tennis Complex, while Class 3-2-1A will compete in Prairie Village in Kansas City at Harmon Park Tennis Complex. 

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