LHS tennis ends season at regionals
Topeka Lansing High senior Heidi Schultz lost a hard-fought three-set match to Shawnee Heights freshman Morgan Hines, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6, in the quarterfinals at the Class 5A regional tennis tournament Thursday at Kossover Tennis Center.
Schultz' loss ended what was in many ways an impressive showing for the Lions, despite not advancing any players to state.
Lansing won just one match at the regional tournament last year in coach Rachel Elkins' first season at the helm, but this year the Lions sent both singles players and one doubles team to the quarterfinals - one match shy of a state tournament berth.
Junior Lauren Elkins joined Schultz in the singles quarterfinals. Elkins won her first match of the day against Highland Park's Karen Nichols, 6-1, 6-3, before losing to Hallie Kretsinger of Emporia, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, junior Christine Cordes and freshman Amy Briggs won their opener against Ashley Munsell and Midnight Deeds-Rookstool of Highland Park, 6-0, 6-0. The LHS duo later lost to No. 2-seed Kristen Ford and Erika Lucero of Shawnee Heights, 6-0, 6-1. Also in doubles, senior Abby Hauver and freshman Briana Hall lost in the first round to Becky Broxterman and Ashley Welch of Topeka West, 6-0, 6-1.
For a full report from regionals, pick up the Oct. 12 edition of The Current.