HOME OPENER vs Buhler, Conway Springs & Eisenhower HS
The WHS Varsity Girls Tennis Team finished 2nd in Tuesday's season opener here at HOME. Head Coach Brian Aufdengarten had this to say about the first varsity event of 2018...
"Very pleased to finish 2nd overall, really thought coming in we might be able to take 3rd, so very pleased on the finish. Singles player Natalie Henning had a great match against Frederick from Buhler who won #1 singles playing her to 8-4. She battled hard all day and was pleased with her. Olivia Brand had some very good points in matches, her last match she was tied 4-4 with Bender from Conway Springs and just ran out of energy. Wish she would have played her earlier in the day. Both singles players never gave up and will get better, singles is tough and there was very good competition today. Probably the most impressive players were Jacelyn Buck and Calli Hatfield going 3-0 at #2 doubles and only giving up 1 game of the day. These two looked very good, Calli was making some great shots, and Jacelyn is so intimidating at the net. Their net play by both was key. Kylie Aufdengarten and Rylee Rusk also went 3-0 on the day and played well, but struggled at the net. We weren't finishing points up there, we have to get better. There was some good competition at #1 doubles, but I think we can get a lot better."
Action continues for the Lady Crusaders (@ HOME again) on Tuesday, Sep. 4th at 3:00PM. Wellington will host Chaparral, Kingman, Sterling, Wichita Collegiate and Winfield. Here are pics from Tuesday's opener! Congrats on the fine finish!