Entire WHS Girls Tennis Squad is State 4A Bound!

Create: 10/08/2016 - 13:59

What a weekend for GIRLS TENNIS in Pratt. Our "6" Wellington girls, "1" Senior, "4" Juniors and "1" Freshman weren't about to leave any teammates behind when they departed Regional action in Pratt and now head to Winfield (T.H. Vaughn Tennis Center) for the State 4A Girls Tennis Championships beginning this Friday, Oct. 14th and concluding on Saturday, Oct. 15th. Start times, seedings and all of that coming soon!

In the meantime, let's review how the MAGNIFICENT SIX got to this point:


FRIDAY ACTION AT PRATT:

Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten went 2-0 on Friday, securing a spot in next weekends' State 4A Tennis Tournament in Winfield! Congratulations ladies - awesome, awesome, awesome!! Adams and Aufdengarten were #2 seeds and in Friday's action defeated Ulysses 6-0, 6-0 and Larned 6-2, 6-2 to get their tickets punched for 4A State! 

Abby Lowe, a #5 seed, split on Friday, beating Scott City 6-0, 6-0 but lost to Maize South 0-6, 4-6.

#5 seeds Avery Rusk  and Lauryn Snipes went 1-1 as well, downing Scott City 6-2, 6-0 but coming up short against Maize South in a 3 set tie-breaker, 4-6, 6-2 and 8-10.

Lexi Saffell, the #6 seed, beat Colby 6-3, 6-1
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SATURDAY ACTION AT PRATT:

Adams/Aufdengarten vs Collegiate - recall that this WHS doubles team secured a spot at State 4A tournament in Winfield yesterday, going 2-0. They have bettered themselves this morning defeating Collegiate 7-5, 6-0! Mekenna and Kylie played for the Regional 4A Championship against another Collegiate team and lost 2-6, 0-6 unfortunately so are REGIONAL RUNNERS-UP !!! Awesome!!

Rusk/Snipes took on Maize South this morning after going 1-1 on Friday. Great news - Avery and Lauryn defeated Maize South 6-3, 6-3 and are STATE 4A BOUND like Mekenna and Kylie!!!! Avery and Lauryn then played Scott City, winning 6-2, 6-3 to take 5th!

Lexi Saffell in Singles action this morning against Hays - good news to report - Lexi is STATE 4A BOUND with Mekenna, Kylie, Avery and Lauryn, downing Hays 6-1, 6-2.

Abby Lowe was also in Singles action this morning against Larned.- in a 3 hr. match, Abby beat Larned 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Abby played Lexi Saffell for 5th/6th - Abby won 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) - Abby places 5th, Lexi places 6th.
 

ALL "6" WELLINGTON GIRLS ARE STATE 4A TOURNAMENT BOUND!!!

The last time ALL WHS Girls Teammates qualified for State 4A action was in 2010 at Maize South - Erianne Adams, Lexis Hibbs, Kaitlyn Buck, Sara Peck, Dani Anderson & Kailey Jenkins! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SQUAD AND COACH BRIAN AUFDENGARTEN AND COACH DAPHNE ADAMS!!

 

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.