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Defending champions will qualify at WaKeeney
KSHSAA girls tennis regionals
Central Plains Oilers

By Jim Misunas

Central Plains’ defending state doubles champions Keeley Hipp and Janae Ryan (35-1) will qualify at the WaKeeney Regional Oct. 7-8. The WaKeeney regional will feature returning state qualifiers — Victoria’s ninth-place finisher Hannah Radke, Phillipsburg’s Macye Witmer, Russell’s Taelyn Blehm, Osborne’s Erin Leivan and Ellsworth’s Gentry Hawks.
Osborne’s doubles team Bretton Wolters and Savannah Noel return after finishing 2-2 at state last year. Hoisington will also compete at WaKeeney. Ellinwood’s girls will compete at Hesston.
Class $A Larned will compete Oct. 7-8 at the Buhler Regional with Hays High, McPherson and Abilene. Returning state qualifiers include last year’s Class 4A state runner-up McPherson’s Ellea Ediger and Rachel Ivers and qualifier Smoky Valley’s Katie Bellah and Emily Roes. Buhler’s Michaela Esau and Smoky Valley’s Kira Haxton return in singles.

CLASS 6A (Oct. 8)
OLATHE—Gardner-Edgerton, Lawrence, Lawrence-Free State, Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South, Blue Valley Northwest
OVERLAND PARK— Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, Blue Valley West, SM East, SM North, SM Northwest, SM South, SM West
WICHITA EAST— Derby, Junction City, Manhattan, Topeka, Washburn Rural, Wichita East, Wichita North, Wichita Southeast
WICHITA NORTHWEST— Dodge City, Garden City, Haysville-Campus, Hutchinson, Wichita Northwest, Wichita South, Wichita West
6A STATE—Topeka Kossover Center (Oct. 14-15)

CLASS 5A (Oct. 8)
EMPORIA—Emporia, Lansing, Leavenworth, Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights, Topeka Highland Park, Topeka-Seaman, Topeka West
GODDARD EISENHOWER—Andover, Arkansas City, Goddard, Goddard-Eisenhower, Liberal, Wichita Carroll, Wichita-Kapaun Mt. Carmel
MAIZE—Great Bend, Maize, Newton, Salina Central, Salina South, Valley Center, Wichita Heights
PITTSBURG— De Soto, KC-Sumner, Lenexa-St. James, Blue Valley SW, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pittsburg, Shawnee-Mill Valley
5A STATE—Arkansas City HS (Oct. 14-15)

CLASS 4A (Oct. 7-8)
BUHLER—Abilene, Buhler, Colby, Concordia, Hays High, Larned, Smoky Valley, McPherson, Nickerson, Scott City
CHANUTE— Altamont-Labette County, Chanute, Coffeyville-Field Kindley, Columbus, El Dorado, Fort Scott, Independence, Iola, Parsons, Winfield
PRATT— Andover Central, Augusta, Haven, Maize South, Pratt, Towanda Circle, Ulysses, Wellington, Wichita Collegiate, Wichita Trinity
TOPEKA HAYDEN— Atchison, Baldwin, Bonner Springs, Chapman, Clay Center, Ottawa, SM Miege, Spring Hill, Topeka Hayden, Wamego
4A STATE—Winfield Tennis Center (Oct. 14-15)

CLASS 3A (Oct. 7-8)
HESSTON—Douglass, Ellinwood, Hesston, Hillsboro, Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic, Lyons, McPherson-Elyria, Neodesha, Pittsburg Colgan, Sterling, Wichita Independent
KIOWA— Chaparral, Ashland, Coldwater-South Central, Conway Springs, Greensburg-Kiowa County, Kingman, Kiowa-South Barber, Meade, Minneola, St. John-Hudson
MARYSVILLE— Alma-Wabaunsee, Beloit, Hiawatha, Leavenworth-Immaculata, Marysville, Perry-Lecompton, KC Christian, Sabetha, Salina Sacred Heart, Shawnee-Maranatha
WAKEENEY—Cimarron, Claflin-Central Plains, Ellsworth, Hoisington, Norton, Osborne, Phillipsburg, Russell, Tribune-Greeley County, Victoria, WaKeeney-Trego
3A STATE—Wichiuta Riverside Tennis Complex (Oct. 14-15)