JV tennis takes third at Baldwin Invitational
Anchored by second-place finishes by both doubles teams, the Lansing High tennis team placed third Friday at the Baldwin Junior Varsity Invitational Tournament.
Junior Sarah Sargent and freshman Amy Briggs teamed to place second at No. 1 doubles. They cruised to three straight victories before falling to Hilary Jones and Morgan Trabough of Topeka Hayden in the finals, 8-0.
Freshmen Ariana Domke and Allison Dillon notched a runner-up finish at No. 2 doubles. They won their first three matches - two of them close - before losing an 8-1 decision in the finals to Hayden's Jennifer Jones and Julie Martwick.
Freshman Ashley Harrington also made a strong showing as she placed third at No. 1 singles. She lost her first match of the day to Kayla Knoll of Baldwin, 8-3, but rebounded with three straight victories to close out the day. She edged Desiree Hurld of Alma, 9-7, in the third-place match.
Freshman Sarah Nielsen made her singles debut and placed fifth in the No. 2 bracket. She started the day with two close losses before winning a thriller against KC-Washington's Kelsey Johnson, 9-7. Nielsen then lost to Ashley Stueve of Alma, 8-3.
Topeka Hayden won the team title with 32 points. Lansing and Baldwin tied for second with 22, but Baldwin held the win percentage tiebreaker advantage.
The JV tennis team next plays at 3:15 p.m. today at Mill Valley.