Archive for Thursday, September 8, 2005

JV tennis at home today

September 8, 2005

The Lansing High tennis team will play host to its lone home contest of the season at 3:15 p.m. today.

The Lions will play a junior varsity dual against Washington at the LHS courts in what will be the JV squad's second outing of the season.

"We only have two courts, so it's just a dual, but it will be kind of nice to play at home," first-year LHS coach Rachel Elkins said.

Elkins said she was excited to see what her JV players could do now that most of them have one tournament under their belts. Last week, they competed at the Mill Valley Invitational. Singles players Chelsea Harrington and Lauren Elkins both went 1-3. Meanwhile, Michaela Bristow and Abby Hauver went 3-1 in doubles play, as did Christine Cordes and Kindra Hill.

Today, Hauver will play No. 1 singles and Cordes will occupy the No. 2 spot. In doubles, Harrington and Lauren Elkins will be paired together at No. 1 and Lauren Anderson and Sarah Sargent will play at No. 2.

The junior varsity next will compete at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Bonner Springs. Then the varsity squad will open its season at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Baldwin Invitational.

The varsity team has been forced to wait nearly three weeks to compete in their first tournament, so Rachel Elkins said her players were excited to compete.

"They're eager to go, and I think they're ready for some tougher competition," she said.

On varsity, the Lions will begin the season with senior Lindsay Parks playing No. 1 singles and junior Heidi Schultz playing No. 2 singles. Senior Rachel Darrow and junior Kersten Probst will play No. 1 doubles, and seniors Bethanie Hill and Jaclyn Gann will occupy the No. 2 spot.


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