Kylie Aufdengarten and Rylee Rusk are 11-0 on the season!!
The Wellington Varsity Girls Tennis Team, participated in two meets the last two days. On Friday the Lady Crusaders traveled to Towanda for a make-up meet. Wellington mixed up the team for the third straight meet and had really good results.
Number one singles player Natalie Henning was the number six seed and lost a decent match 4-8 to a state qualifier from El Dorado. Henning then bounced back and beat a Wichita Classical player 8-0, then defeated the number four seeded player from Augusta 8-1, which was good for fifth place. Olivia Brand played number two singles and was seeded third. She won her opening match 8-0 over an Augusta player, and then lost a very close match to Circle, a state qualifier last year, 6-8. She finished off her last match winning 8-5 over an El Dorado player, two finished third overall. The number one doubles team of Kylie Aufdengarten and Rusk Rusk received the number one seed and owned up to that seed. They beat Circle 8-1, El Dorado 8-3, and Buhler in the finals 8-3. The pair of them stay unbeaten at 11-0 on the season, winning their first three meets of the year. Playing at number two doubles was Crystal Ramirez and Jordyn Brown. The two freshman ended up being the number seven seed and pulled off the biggest upset of the day, beating the two seed from Circle 8-2 in the opening round. The pair then lost to Andover Central 2-8, and lost a close match to El Dorado 6-8 to finish fourth. The Lady Crusaders placed second as a team behind Buhler who is ranked second in the state and finished ahead of El Dorado, who finished third.
El Dorado 45
Andover Central 43
Circle Gold 38
Circle Blue 6
On Saturday, the Lady Crusaders traveled to Pratt for a nine team invitational. Wellington mixed up the team for the fourth straight meet and had very good results again. Wellington took five freshmen to the varsity meet along with one junior. The top finish on the day was from the number one doubles team of Calli Hatfield and Jensen Lynnes who went 4-1 on the day to finish second overall. Kami Reichenberger had a great day going 3-2 and finishing third overall at number one singles. Crystal Ramirez also had very good results finishing fourth overall at number two singles and went 4-1 on the day. The number two doubles team of Jordyn Brown and Ashlen Gerten also received a medal placing third, going 3-2 on the day. We had very good results and all the freshmen and Calli battled very hard on the day. Wellington finished in second place as a team just missing out on the team title.
Greeley County 15
Great Job Lady Crusaders! Thanks for the update Coach Aufdengarten!!
NEXT ACTION: JV Girls travel to Winfield on Tuesday, Sep. 17th (3PM) // Varsity Girls travel to Ark City on Thursday, Sep. 19th (9AM) - GOOD LUCK LADIES!!