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LHS places fourth at tennis invitational
tennis team photo
Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune The Larned High tennis team features front row, from left, Shelby Lemuz, Ali Leiker, Jorgie Kimble, Kirsten Stude, Abby Kelty, Catherine Orth, Jessica Ramey; back row, assistant coach Shea Schmidt, Emily Herrman, Savanna Converse, Grace Marshall, Thea Madsen, Casey Danler, Amanda Lessard, Alexis Langdon, head coach Mark Lessard. Jasmyne Buck missed the team photo. - photo by Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune

The No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Alexis Langdon and junior Amanda Lessard led Larned High with a runner-up finish in the Larned Tennis Tournament. Langdon and Lessard finished with a 3-1 record at No. 1 doubles, beating teams from Hoisington, Cimarron and Lyons.
Ellinwood’s Rachel Doll and Danae Patten placed first with an 8-2 victory over Langdon and Lessard.
Hoisington scored 32 points to finish first. Ellinwood placed second with 26 points and Larned placed fourth with 18 points.
Because the Larned tennis courts are under repair, Larned played its tournament at Veterans Park in Great Bend.
Larned freshman Ali Leiker placed third with a 2-2 record at No. 2 singles.  Emily Herrman at No. 1 and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Grace Marshall and Savanna Converse placed fourth with 1-3 records.
Hoisington’s Besa Bwalya finished 4-0 at No. 1 singles and Jessica Schauf finished 4-0 at No. 2 singles to finish first. Ellinwoo’s No. 2 doubles team of Mikayla Monday and Katie Shafer placed first with a 4-0 record.

At Great Bend

Team scores—1. Hoisington 32; 2. Ellinwood 26; 3. Lyons 22; 4. Larned 18; 5. Cimarron 2.
No. 1 singles—1. Besa Bwalya, Hoisington, 4-0; 2. Kayla Reid, Lyons, 3-1; 3. Mattie Shafer, Ellinwood, 2-2; 4. Emily Herrman, Larned, 1-3; 5. Caissa Smith, Cimarron, 0-4.
No. 2 singles—1. Jesssica Schauf, Hoisington, 4-0; 2. Jayden Snyder, Lyons, 3-1; 3. Ali Leiker, Larned, 2-2; 4. Erica Wade, Cimarron, 1-3; 5. Sierra Weatherman, Ellinwood, 0-4.
No. 1 doubles—1. Rachel Doll-Danae Patten, Ellinwood, 4-0; 2. Alexis Langdon-Amanda Lessard, Larned, 3-1;  3. Melissa Stout-Mickie Curtis, Hoisington, 2-2; 4. Brenda Mercado-Esme Vasquez, Lyons, 1-3; 5. Madison Chalkey-Mishayla Moffit, Cimarron, 0-4.
No. 2 doubles—1. Mikayla Monday-Katie Shafer, Ellinwood, 4-0; 2. Kylie Broeder-Emily Hammond,  Hoisington, 3-1; 3. Cassidy Troyer-Cheyenne Salinas, Lyons, 2-2; 4. Grace Marshall-Savanna Converse, Larned, 1-3; 5. Lizzet Mendoza-Shawnee Osborn, Cimarron, 0-4.