WHS Varsity Girls Tennis are STATE 4A BOUND!!



2nd – CIrcle 13
3rd – Wichita Trinity 9
4th – Winfield 7
4th – Chapman 7
6th – Augusta 4
7th – El Dorado 1

Highlights of the meet

  • First time since 2010 that Wellington has been regional champion.  We’ve had Collegiate in our regional every year since 2011 to 2020.  We have several runner-up finishes during those years.

  • Top performers Jensen Lynnes & Lyric Cornejo finished 2nd overall.  They had a first round bye because they received the #2 seed.  Opening match they beat Lichlyter/Sullivan from Augusta 6-0,6-0.  In the semifinals they beat Glaves/Soto from Circle 6-2,6-0.  In the finals they lost to Dunne/Majors from Wichita Trinity 4-6,2-6.

  • Kami Reichenberger received the #3 seed after a great performance at league on last Monday.  She beat Maddie Davis from Wichita Trinity 6-1,6-0.  They she beat Madeline Lancelot from Trinity 6-3,6-2.  This was a very good match for Reichenberger because Lancelot knocked her out of regionals last season.  In the semifinals Reichenberger lost to an exchange student from Circle, Alejandra Gaiton, 1-6,0-6, who she’s played a total of 3 times this season.  In her final match she played Mekenna Roark from Winfield and it was an exhausting match with Reichenberger losing the first set 4-6, but then bounced back and beat Roark in a 2nd set tiebreak.  Roark then defaulted the final set to give Reichenberger the 3rd place finish.

  • Ashlyn Gerten & Kadynce Aufdengarten also had a solid performance after they received the #4 seed.  The pair beat Luna/Chabot from El Dorado 6-2,6-2.  Then they played the #5 seeded team from Winfield, Richert/Norton and won an exciting 3 set match 6-2,4-6,10-4.  The pair then lost to the #1 seeded Dunne/Majors from Trinity 2-6,0-6.  In their final match the Wellington pair were up and down.  Wellington got down early losing the first set to Glaves/Soto from Circle 3-6.  Then Wellington took control of the match winning 6-0,6-1 the final two sets.  This placed the Wellington pair 3rd overall.

  • Crystal Ramirez was the #7 seed and won a great opening round match over Barkus from El Dorado.  Ramirez lost the first set 6-7(3-7).  Ramirez was down 1-5 in the second set and won 6 straight games to win 7-5.  In the finals set Ramirez won 10-6.  Crystal showed so much heart in that match.  Ramirez then played Madeline Lancelot from Trinity.  Ramirez barely lost the first set 5-7, and then just ran out of energy losing 0-6, which ended her season just missing out on the state meet.  

  • Wellington qualifies 5 of their girls and 3 entries for state.  In 2017 Wellington took 5 players to state.  

  • This is Jensen Lynnes 2nd time qualifying for state in 3 years, everyone else Reichenberger, Cornejo, Gerten, and Aufdengarten 1st time qualifying.  

  • 18th straight year that Wellington has qualified for the state tennis tournament.

  • State Meet is at Winfield next Friday and Saturday.

  • Reichenberger heads into state with a 14-11 singles record (18-12 overall)

  • Lynnes/Cornejo head into state with a 21-6 together. (Lynnes is 26-9, Cornejo is 23-7)

  • Gerten/Aufdengarten head into state with a 24-7 record together (Both are 25-9 overall)

Congratulations to Coaches Brian Aufdengarten and Daphne Adams (LEGENDS!)

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.