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Larned tennis wins Claflin tennis title
Larned’s No. 2 doubles Breanna Hemken/Arianna Hemken won a 3-way tiebreaker for first place. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO Janet Fleske

Larned tennis wins three divisions

CLAFLIN – Larned’s No. 1 singles Abby Holt, No. 2 singles Cassie Manry and No. 2 doubles Reese Watkins/Isabella Bailey won titles at Tuesday’s Claflin Quad tennis tournament. Larned (27) captured the team title with Central Plains (17) placing runner-up.

Last year’s third-place 3-1A state medalist Holt defeated Central Plains past state doubles qualifier Lauren Oeser 8-3 for the championship. Manry defeated Hoisington’s Claire Crutcher 8-6 for the championship. Watkins/Bailey defeated Central Plains’ Mackenzie Foulger/Kylie Kempke 8-5 for first place.

Central Plains’ No. 1 doubles Grace Lamatsch/Ryann Metro defeated Larned’s Arianna Hemken/Breanna Hemken 8-0 for first place.


TEAM TOTALS—1—Larned 27; 2—Central Plains 17; 3—Hoisingfton 9; 4—WaKeeney Trego 7

NO. 1 SINGLES—1—Abby Holt, Larned def. Lauren Oeser, CP, 8-3; 3—Malsam, WK def. Reese Merlau, H, 8-4; Holt def. Malsam, 8-1; Holt def. Merlau, 8-1; Oeser def. Malsam, 8-6; Oeser def. Merlau, 8-2

NO. 2 SINGLES—1—Cassie Manry, Larned def. Claire Crutcher, H, 8-6; 3—Coleman, WK def. Charlee Schlessinger, CP, 8-7 (7-2); Manry def. Coleman, 8-1; Manry def. Schlessinger, 8-0; Crutcher def. Coleman, 8-3; Crutcher def. Schlessinger, 8-0

NO. 1 DOUBLES—1—Grace Lamatsch/Ryann Metro, CP def. Arianna Hemken/Breanna Hemken, Larned, 8-0; 3—Lauren Higgins/Hailey Petersilie, H def. Walt/Dietz, WK, 8-0; Lamatsch/Metro def. Higgins/Petersilie, 8-0; Lamatsch/Metro def. Walt/Dietz, 8-0; Hemken/Hemken def. Higgins/Petersilie, 8-1; Hemken/Hemken def. Walt/Dietz, 8-0

NO. 2 DOUBLES—1—Reese Watkins/Isabella Bailey, Larned def. Mackenzie Foulger/Kylie Kempke, CP, 8-5; 3—Carly Delzeit/Piper Jacobs, H def. Micek/Brown, WK, 8-6;

Watkins/Bailey def. Delzeit/Jacobs, 8-0; Watkins/Bailey def. Micek/Brown, WK, 8-0; Foulger/Kempke def. Delzeit/Jacobs, 8-7 (7-3)