Wenger, Bauman duo places first at Washburn Rural

The Lady Jays tennis team wrapped up a busy week on Wednesday, Sept. 26, with tournament play at Washburn Rural (WR). The entire Bluejay team competed and finished with multiple singles players and doubles teams placing, including one doubles team bringing home a first place win.

“I am so pleased in the way all the girls played,” said Head Coach Alicia Deters. “This is always a fun meet for the team. They all get to be together as a team.”


Representing Sabetha in number one doubles were the teams of seniors Brooklyn Bauman and Kirsten Wenger, juniors Kinsey Menold and Hannah Wertenberger, and junior Rachel Kramer and sophomore Nicole Stallbaumer.

Bauman and Wenger were seeded number one in their bracket and finished with a first place win. In the opening round, they defeated McEroy and Stucchi of WR, 6-2. In round two, Bauman and Wenger met up with teammates Kramer and Stallbaumer, who also won their first match. Bauman and Wenger defeated Kramer and Stallbaumer, 7-0. In the championship match, Bauman and Wenger met up with Hines and Cook of Shawnee Heights. The duo defeated Hines and Cook in a hard fought match with scores of 6-4 (3-0).

It was a Bluejay match-up in a battle for third place. K. Menold and Wertenberger took on Kramer and Stallbaumer after they both took their first losses in the second round. K. Menold and Wertenberger came out victorious in a close match that ended with a score of 6-4.

Playing for Sabetha in number two doubles were the teams of juniors Deborah Edelman and Hannah Whittaker, and Madison Menold and Emma Schilling. Edelman and Whittaker placed seventh in their bracket, while M. Menold and Schilling placed eighth.


Competing in number one singles were seniors Ashten Halls and Jessica Payne, and junior Bree Voos. Halls placed third overall after defeating Payne in a close match and by a score of 8-5. Payne placed fourth and went 1-2 for the day. Voos placed fifth after falling in her first match and winning her next two.

Juniors Emily Murchison and Jeanelle Wenger, and freshman Chloe Menold competed in number two singles. Murchison placed second overall after falling in the championship match 8-3. J. Wenger placed eighth overall, while C. Menold placed ninth after she came up the backside of the bracket.

Also competing for the day were Kayla Devore, Amber Menold, Sophia Meyer, Rachel Wertenberger, Lauren Gatz, Ashlynn Menold, Olivia Meyer, Gracie Robinson and Corina Gomez.

The Lady Jays will travel to Hesston for regional competition on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6.

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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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