WHS Girls Tennis Grab THE GOLD @ Pratt Saturday!

#2 Singles Kami Reichenberger went 5-0 winning the championship!!

Wellington at Pratt this weekend in a 10 team invitational finished 1st overall as a team.

Here is Coach Brian Aufdengartens’ Invitational wrap-up.

#1 Singles Ashlyn Gerten lost her opening match over a state qualifier from last year from Larned 6-8. She won her second match 8-0 over Chaparral. Then she ran into Kingman who finished 4th at 321A state last year and lost 2-8 but played very well losing several deuce games. She then went on to beat a state qualifier from Greeley County 8-4, and another state qualifier from Kiowa County 8-2. Gerten finished 4th overall which I was very pleased with.

#2 Singles Kami Reichenberger was Wellington’s top medalist going 5-0 on the day and winning the championship. She started in pool play beating Lyons 8-3, and Greeley County 8-1. She then played Pratt in a cross bracket match and won 8-0. In the championship pool she beat Lyons again 8-1, then beat a state qualifier from Larned 8-4. This is Reichenberger’s second straight tournament to medal in.

#1 Doubles was Jensen Lynnes & Lyric Cornejo with Wellington mixing it’s lineup up a bit from the first two meets. Lynnes and Cornejo beat Lyons 8-2 and Greeley County 8-0 to start off. In cross bracket play the pair beat Ashland 8-0. In the championship pool they ran into a Sterling team that had a 3rd place and 8th place finisher at state last season and fell behind 0-5 to start and ended up losing 3-8. The Wellington pair beat Larned 8-1 in the final match to finish 4-1 on the day for 2nd place.

#2 Doubles was Olivia Brand & Crystal Ramirez who had a very good day also going 4-1. They opened up pool play beating Larned 8-4 and Chaparral 8-2. In cross bracket play they beat Pratt 8-1. Much like the #1 doubles team Brand and Ramirez met a tough Sterling team who both went to state last season and lost 2-8. They beat Ashland 8-6 to secure 2nd place on the day.

Wellington will have a makeup meet on Monday at home @ 3PM (9th St. Courts).

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 shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.