Archive for Monday, April 23, 2007

Meyer second at Hayden

April 23, 2007

The competition continues to get tougher, but Mo Meyer is handling it just fine.

Meyer, a Lansing High junior tennis player, placed second at No. 2 singles on Saturday at the Hayden Invitational in Topeka.

Meyer's strong showing comes on the heels of a quality outing April 16 at the Washburn Quadrangular when he went 1-2 against some of the top players in Class 5A and 6A. Earlier this season Meyer also notched a second-place finish at the Mill Valley Tournament.

"When we went to Washburn, even though he lost some matches there, that was a higher level of 6A competition and he played some great tennis," LHS coach Rachel Elkins said. "He's having a great year. I think his offseason work is paying off. You can really see it."

Senior Josh Robinson had a good outing at Hayden at No. 1 singles, but he missed out on a medal after two tough losses to exchange students.

"He played a guy from Montenegro," Elkins said of Robinson's opponent from Maryville. "The kid was like a pro. It was unbelievable."

Lansing's doubles teams both struggled. Sophomores Clayton Hall and Ezra Carpenter won just one match at No. 1 doubles, and the No. 2 doubles team of senior Kalon Thrasher and junior Eric Hansen were winless on the day.

Lansing next plays at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Leavenworth Tournament at Leavenworth High School and David Brewer Park.

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