Archive for Thursday, September 14, 2006

Schultz, Briggs lead Lansing at Baldwin Invitational

September 14, 2006

Less than 24 hours after placing fifth in the Trailblazer Invitational at Gardner-Edgerton, the Lansing High girls tennis team was back in action Wednesday at the Baldwin Invitational.

Lansing High freshman Amy Briggs rips a forehand return at Tuesday at Gardner. Briggs competed against Wednesday at the Baldwin Invitational. She went 2-2 at Baldwin.

Lansing High freshman Amy Briggs rips a forehand return at Tuesday at Gardner. Briggs competed against Wednesday at the Baldwin Invitational. She went 2-2 at Baldwin.

None of the Lions medaled, but a few turned in solid performances against some top-tier competition.

Senior Heidi Schultz posted a 2-2 record at No. 1 singles. She earned victories against Casey Tush of Iola, 8-1, and Hanna Kopetz of De Soto. Her losses were to Shea Schmidt of Larned, 8-1, and defending Class 4A state champion Alex O'Neal of Topeka Hayden, 8-1.

Freshman Amy Briggs had another strong performance at No. 2 singles. She won her first two matches of pool play, beating Kayla Schmidt of Larned, 8-4, and Merecedes Preston of Iola, 8-0. She lost her last two matches, however, falling to Monica Montana of De Soto, 8-3, and Suzie Gulley of Hayden, 8-1.

Senior Abby Hauver and junior Lauren Elkins lost all four of their matches at No. 1 doubles. Junior Christine Cordes and freshman Briana Hall went 2-2 at No. 2 doubles. They earned an 8-0 victory over Ciara Kubek and Amy Carr of Iola and beat Kara Doherty and Brittany Smith of De Soto, 8-0. Their losses were to Katie Vine and Erica Millan of Larned, 8-4, and Chelsi Haetek and Emily Thompson of Hayden, 8-3.

Lansing will be back in action at 8 a.m. Saturday in Topeka at the Hayden Invitational.

Varsity season records:

No. 1 singles - Heidi Schultz, 4-3.

No. 2 singles - Amy Briggs, 3-4.

No. 1 doubles - Abby Hauver-Lauren Elkins, 1-6.

No. 2 doubles - Christine Cordes-Briana Hall, 3-4.

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