Three Lady Jays compete at State Tennis Tournament

Sophomore doubles team Hannah Wertenberger, serving, and Kinsey Menold take on their first round opponents during the 3-2-1A State Tennis Tournament Friday, October 13.

Three Lady Jays competed at the 3-2-1A State Tournament this past week after placing at the Regional Tournament the week prior.

Junior singles player Kirsten Wenger and sophomore doubles team Hannah Wertenberger and Kinsey Menold competed at the State Tournament Friday, Oct. 13.

Wenger fell in her first match-up to the eventual 11th place winner Molly Schmanke of Conway Springs, 0-6 and 1-6. In her second match-up, Wenger fell to Sydney Roe of Kingman, 4-9. Wenger finished her season with a 17-10 record.

Wertenberger and Menold also fell in their first match-up to the eventual second place winner Martin and Martin of Hesston, 0-6 and 0-6. In their second match, they fell to Myers and Moss of Chaparral, 3-9. They finished their season with a 4-9 record.

Although Sabetha didn’t place at the State Tournament, Head Coach Alicia Deters said she was impressed with the team this year.

“I am very impressed with the girls and how their played this year,” she said. “Younger girls were asked to step up and play roles of leaders this year, and play against some tough opponents.”

As for the future of the team, Deters said she is excited.

“I am excited about the future of Sabetha tennis,” she said. “Over the summer, I will need to see some girls separate from the pack.”

Sophomore doubles player Kinsey Menold prepares to serve the ball during the first round of competition on Friday, October 13, at the 3-2-1A State Tennis Tournament.
Sophomore doubles player Hannah Wertenberger serves the ball during the first round of 3-2-1A State Tennis competition Friday, October 13.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.


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