Archive for Wednesday, September 14, 2005

JV tennis splits at Bonner Springs

Hauver’s tie-breaker match highlights successful day

September 14, 2005

— Lansing High tennis coach Rachel Elkins has been looking for all-around development from her junior varsity squad, and she said she saw plenty of it on Tuesday when the Lions battled Bonner Springs.

LHS and Bonner split the singles matches, 4-4, and the doubles matches, 2-2, but Lansing's highlight of the day actually came during a loss. Junior Abby Hauver squared off with Carmen Clairborne at No. 4 singles, and the pair battled back and forth to an 8-8 draw. The even match went to a tiebreaker where Clairborne eventually won, 7-3.

Despite the loss, Elkins raved about Hauver's all-around improvement during the match, commenting specifically about her wise choice of shots and court positioning.

Junior Michaela Bristow dropped her first singles match of the year at the No. 1 spot, 8-2. Freshman Chelsey Harrington lost 8-3 at No. 2 singles and sophomore Lauren Anderson dropped a 6-2 decision at No. 8 singles. Lansing's singles winners were sophomore Lauren Elkins (8-6 at No. 3), sophomore Christine Cordes (8-2 at No. 5), Sarah Sargent (6-2 at No. 6) and Kindra Hill (8-5 at No. 7).

In doubles action, Bristow and Harrington won their match at the No. 1 spot, 8-2. Elkins and Hauver won at No. 2, 8-4. Cordes and Sargent lost their No. 3 doubles match, 8-4, and Hill and Anderson dropped an 8-4 decision at No. 4 doubles.

The junior varsity Lions next play at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the Baldwin Invitational.

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