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LHS sweeps Ellinwood Tournament
tennis team photo
Larnd's tennis team features Head coach Mark Lessard, assistant Nick Junker, senior Amanda Lessard juniors, Abby Kelty and Ali Leiker, sophomores Kristin Anderson, Macy Haas, Katelyn Sanger, Jillian Ediger, Cheyenne Lile and ninth graders Corrie Upson and Ruthie Webster.

By Jim Misunas

ELLINWOOD — Larned High recorded a perfect day with 16 consecutive victories to sweep the No. 1 singles and doubles and No. 2 singles and doubles at the Ellinwood Tennis Invitational.
Larned’s No. 1 singles Amanda Lessard, No. 2 singles Kristin Anderson and the No. 1 doubles team Macy Haas and Katelynn Sanger and the No. 2 doubles Ali Leiker and Abby Kelty all won four matches. The Indians scored 20 points and Tribune-Greeley County placed second with 11 points.
Lessard defeated Hutchinson Trinty’s Gabi Palmer 8-2 in the finals. Anderson defeated Kiowa County’s Christen Osborn 8-4 in the finals.
At No. 1 doubles, Haas and Sanger downed Greeley County’s Morgan Woelk and Daniela Veleta 8-4 in the championship match. At No. 2 doubles, Leiker and Kelty downed Greeley County’s Abby Berggren and Caela Ibarra 8-5 in the finals.
Ellinwood’s No. 1 singles Sarah Frakes finished fourth. No. 2 singles Taryn Robl placed fifth.
ELlinwood’s No. 1 doubles Tara Collins and Katelyn Robinson finished third. No. 2 doubles Katelyn Reh and Macy Munson placed fourth.

Team totals—1. Larned 20; 2. Tribune-Greeley County 11; 3. (tie) Ellinwood 8; Kiowa County 8; 5. Hutchinson Trinity 7; 6. Lyons 6.
NO. 1 SINGLES—1. Amanda Lessard, Larned def. Gabi Palmer, Trinity, 8-2; 3. McKelvie McMurry, KC def. Sarah Frakes, Ellinwood, 8-5; 5. McKayla Vincent, Lyons def. Jessica Mendoza, GC, 8-5
Semfinals—Lessard def. McMurry, 8-0; Palmer def. Frakes, 8-4; Lessard def. Vincent, 8-4; Lessard def. Palmer, 8-3; Frakes def. McMurry, 8-3; Mendoza def. Frakes, 8-7 (8-6)
NO. 2 SINGLES—1. Kristin Anderson, Larned def. Christen Osborn, KC, 8-4; 3. Brittany Luebbers, GC def. Jenkins, Lyons, 8-2; 5. Taryn Robl, Ellinwood def. Jamie Enslinger, Trinity, 8-1
Semifinals—Anderson def. Luebbers, 8-2; Osborn def. Jenkins, 8-2; Anderson def. Enslinger, 8-4; Anderson def. Jenkins, 8-0; Robl def. Osborn, 8-3; Luebbers def. Robl, 8-7 (7-2)
NO. 1 DOUBLES—1. Macy Haas-Katelynn Sanger, Larned def. Morgan Woelk-Daniela Veleta, GC, 8-4; 3. Tara Collins-Katelyn Robinson, Ellinwood def. Gia Bryant-Ashlyn Troyer, Lyons, 8-2; 5. Alyssa Lopez-Alexa Sarber, KC def. Ellie Bredemeier-Grace Wagoner, Trinity, 8-2
Semifinals—Haas-Sanger def. Collins-Robinson, 8-4; Woelk-Veleta def. Bryant-Troyer, 8-2; Haas-Sanger def. Bryant-Troyer, 8-2; Haas-Sanger def. Bredemeier-Wagoner, 8-5; Collins-Robinson def. Lopez-Sarber, 8-3; Woelk-Veleta def. Collins-Robinson, 8-1
NO. 2 DOUBLES—1. Ali Leiker-Abby Kelty, Larned def. Abby Berggren-Caela Ibarra, GC, 8-5; 3. Noelle Graham-Gracie Diaz, Trinity def. Katelyn Reh-Macy Munson, Ellinwood, 8-2
Semifinals—Leiker-Kelty def. Reh-Munson, 8-3; Berggren-Ibarra def. Graham-Diaz, 8-1; Leiker-Kelty def. Bryant-Gamez, Lyons, 8-0; Leiker-Kelty def. Graham-Diaz, 8-2; Berggren-Ibarra def. Reh-Munson, 8-1