Wellington traveled to Wichita Collegiate yesterday and played in an 8 team tournament. Wellington had a pretty nice day on the courts, which placed their team 2nd overall, 1 point behind the champion Wichita Collegiate.
Wellington was led by the #2 doubles team of Ashlyn Gerten & Kadynce Aufdengarten who received the #1 seed. They had some close first matches winning 8-5 over Kapaun to start, then beating a fiesty Augusta team 8-5. In the championship match they saved their best tennis for the day and beat Collegiate 8-3 good for 1st place. The pair are now 16-3 on the season.
The #1 doubles team continued to have some dominating performances. They also were the #1 seed in a good doubles field. They beat Augusta 8-3 to start, then they beat a very good Salina Central team 8-2. In the championship they squared off against Collegiate and played very well but fell behind 1-7. Jensen Lynnes & Lyric Cornejo then rallied off 4 straight games to close the gap to 5-7, then Collegiate won the next game to win 8-5. The Wellington pair finished 2nd overall.
Playing at #2 singles was Crystal Ramirez who had a solid performance also. She lost her opening match to Kapaun 4-8, but them bounced back to win two in a row beating Collegiate 8-1, and Winfield 8-3. That is a very good win against Winfield, since they are in our league and regionals. Ramirez placed 5th overall.
Kami Reichenberger played #1 singles and ran into some stiff competition. She played a solid player from Newton and lost 5-8 in the first round. She bounced back and won 8-0 over an Augusta player. In her final match she ran into another good player from Winfield and lost 1-8, to take 6th place.
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Awesome job ladies and Coach Aufty!