LHS tennis whips KC Christian
Prairie Village After the Lansing High tennis team's strong showing Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational at De Soto, LHS tennis coach Rachel Elkins had high hopes for her team when she took her full squad to a dual Tuesday against Kansas City Christian.
The Lions didn't disappoint their coach as they won 12 out of 14 matches.
"They're all making smarter shot selections," Elkins said. "You can coach it at practice, but when they can actually see how it converts into a point - the proof, the evidence now - their confidence goes up. You see them say 'I'm going cross-court. I'm going to do a lob.' And it's working."
The Lions competed in 10 singles matches and four doubles matches. They won all four doubles contests and went 8-2 in singles.
In singles, junior Kersten Probst fell to Kim Francis, 8-1 and sophomore Kindra Hill lost to Kate Welch, 8-2. The other singles matches all were victories for LHS. Heidi Schultz beat Bre Alholm, 8-3. Rachel Darrow defeated Liz Healy, 8-3. Bethanie Hill knocked off Emily Burge, 8-1. Abby Hauver beat Suzie Kahler, 8-1. Lauren Elkins defeated Margo Shoopman, 8-3. Michaela Bristow beat Olivia Stella, 8-3. Christine Cordes beat Liz Finn, 8-0. Jaclyn Gann then cruised past Burge, 8-0.
In doubles, Hauver and Bethanie Hill beat Catherine Farris and Julia Stevvens, 8-2. Darrow and Gann beat Trina Stevens and Liz Gittemeir, 8-3. Elkins and Bristow coasted past Margaret Knapp and Kahler, 8-0, and Kindra Hill and Cordes beat Finn and Burge, 8-0.
Senior Lindsay Parks missed the meet after suffering an arm injury during the Wildcat Invitational. Elkins said she was uncertain how long Parks would be out.
The Lions next play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a dual at Perry-Lecompton.