Lady Netters SHINE @ Collegiate!

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.

Collegiate 20
Wellington 19
Kapaun 17
Salina Central 15
Newton 15
Winfield 13
Goddard 10
Augusta 7

Awesome job ladies and Coach Aufty!

Author: Steve Sturgis

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 or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.