Lady Crusader Tennis

Lady Crusader Tennis

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2017 SEASON

Congratulations to our Lady Crusader Varsity Girls Tennis Team!! A strong finish on Saturday and are ranked #4 in 4A by the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association!

The Lady Crusaders finished 7th as a team out of 18 at Saturday's Tournament of Champions at Wichita Collegiate.  Schools that beat us were #1 and #3 teams in 6A rankings, #2, #3, and #4 teams in 5A rankings, and #1 team Collegiate in 4A rankings.  We finished ahead of all other ranked teams #2 Independence, and #3 McPherson.

8th Place - Kylie Aufdengarten and Mekenna Adams 

Doubles

11th Place - Abby Lowe

Singles

21st Place - Rylee Rusk and Avery Rusk

Doubles

25th Place - Lexi Saffell

Singles

Adams/Aufdengarten beat Osner/Mies - Conway Springs 8-0, beat Arnold/Vo - Maize 8-1, lost to Tran/Pasner - Blue Valley North 2-8, lost to House/Baldwin - Kapaun 4-8, lost to Steven/Steven - Bishop Carroll 3-8.

Lowe beat Sutton - Blue Valley 8-1, lost to C. Kuckelman - Blue Valley North 1-8, beat Fury - Kapaun 8-4, lost to Schabel - Independence 3-8, beat Stranghoner - Bishop Carroll 8-6.

Rusk/Rusk lost to Adams/Cunningham - Maize 6-8, beat Walker/McChristan - Ark City 8-5, lost to King/Marquez - Independence 2-8, beat Woelke/Koester - Conway Springs 8-6, beat Allen/Carlson - McPherson 8-3.

Saffell lost to K. Truong - Goddard Ike 7-8(5-7), lost to Hoag - Ark City 6-8, beat Bruce - McPherson 8-7(7-1), beat Tee - Andover 8-5, and beat Hicks - Parsons 8-5. 
 

NEXT ACTION: Tuesday @ Kingman HS - 3:00PM

WHS JV GIRLS TENNIS

The Wellington JV Girls Tennis Quad was held Thursday afternoon at 9th St, it was hot as we knew September might be after such a pleasant August! The young ladies stayed hydrated and it was a close finish with Eisenhower just edging out the JV Lady Crusaders to claim 1st place team finish. 

#1 Singles Natalie Henning 1-2 / 4th
#1 Doubles Shilynn Gustason & Adaysia Love 3-0 / 1st
#2 Singles Olivia Brand 3-0 / 1st
#2 Doubles Raeawna Nutt & Jennifer Walters 2-1 / 2nd

TEAM FINISHES
Eisenhower - 25
Wellington - 22
Chaparral - 5
Neodesha - 3

Good Job Lady Crusaders!

JV MEET ACTION PICS

Our Varsity Girls Tennis Team was in action for the 4th time this season at the Pratt Invitational and they did what they do best - win! 4 Meets 4 Team Victories! This group of young ladies are "4-midable"!!! 

Congratulations to #1 Doubles Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten who finished first...on the day cumulatively, the duo played 33 sets of tennis and won 32 of them. 

Congratulations to #1 Singles Jacelyn Buck who finished 2nd. Lost 7-8 (5) in a tie-breaker in the final match.

Congratulations to #2 Doubles Calli Hatfield and Natalie Henning who finished 3rd, winning 8-1 in their final match.

Congratulations to #2 Singles Lexi Saffell who finished 1st. Won 32 of 36 sets on the day.

Other teams at the invitational included host Pratt,Sterling, Ulysses, Chaparral, Kingman, Larned, Greeley County and Lyons.

Next action this coming Tuesday at Conway Springs! (w/ Eisenhower and South Barber) GOOD LUCK LADY CRUSADERS!!

These young ladies ARE GOOD! :)

 

Jacelyn Buck

Varsity girls tennis team won it's second straight meet with 34 team points.

#1 Singles Jacelyn Buck took 1st place and played well, best win was over Roe from Kingman who finished 11th at 3A state last season.  She was down 3-4 and came back to win 6-4.  She went 4-0 on the day to win her second straight tournament.

#1 Doubles Avery Rusk and Rylee Rusk went 4-0 and only gave up 2 games on the day.  

#2 Singles Lexi Saffell found herself in a three way tie for 1st place but took home the 3rd place medal on percentage points for the tiebreaker.  She had a great come from behind match against Roth from Kingman being down 1-5, and won 7-5.  

#2 Doubles Calli Hatfield and Natalie Henning went 2-1 on the day good for 2nd place and had a very close loss 5-7 to Chaparral.

Coach Aufdengarten stated, "Girls did well we mixed our lineup up a bit to give some others a chance at varsity.  We have a busy week this week going to Circle on Thursday and Pratt on Saturday".

MORE COURT ACTION PICS

 

WHS Girls Tennis 2017

Our Varsity Girls Tennis team saw their first action of the season Tuesday here at HOME at the 9th St. Courts. The Lady Crusaders hosted Eisenhower HS, Conway Springs (ranked 3rd in 3A) and Buhler (ranked 8th in 4A). Pre-season polls had placed Wellington at 5th in 4A. Obviously some good tennis was going to get played Tuesday and Wellington lead the way in that department, finishing FIRST as a team / check out these numbers:

In #1 Doubles, Senior Mekenna Adams and Sophomore Kylie Aufdengarten went 3-0 (8-3, 8-1, 8-4) on the day after going 1-2 in this same tournament last season. Both were also recently named as 1 of the top 10 Doubles Players in the State by "Varsity Kansas" (kansas.com). In #2 Doubles, Senior Avery Rusk and Freshman sibling Rylee Rusk also placed first, finishing at 2-1. (8-1, 8-2, 2-8) In #1 Singles, Senior Abby Lowe, in the toughest division of the day (with all players making the State Tourney last  year) battled hard and ended up 0-3. (4-8, 4-8, 1-8). In #2 Singles, Junior Jacelyn Buck finished first going 3-0 (8-7, 8-4, 8-4), defeating a couple of pretty good opponents according to Coach Aufdengarten. Coach Aufty called it a "decent start"but added "there are many things to improve on..." 

TEAM SCORES
Wellington 19
Buhler 18
Conway Springs 14
Eisenhower 9

Wellington's Varsity will see action again next Tuesday here at HOME when they host Chaparral, Kingman, Collegiate and Winfield.

AWESOME START LADIES!!

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WHS Girls Tennis 2017

BACK ROW L to R: Rylee Rusk, Jacelyn Buck, Jennifer Walters
KNEELING L to R: Calli Hatfield, Kylie Aufdengarten, Raeawna Nutt, Olivia Brand, Natalie Henning
SITTING L to R: Shilynn Gustason, Adaysia Love, Abby Lowe, Mekenna Adams, Avery Rusk, Lexi Saffell


It was TEAM PIC time for the Lady Crusader Tennis Team on Monday. Click below and meet the ladies!

2017 WHS GIRLS TENNIS TEAM PICS

 

Mekenna Adams SENIOR

The WHS Girls Tennis team has been hard at it all week, this first official week of FALL SPORT PRACTICES across the State. Coaches Brian Aufdengarten and Daphne Adams were putting the girls through their tennis rigors Thursday evening at the Crusader Courts on 9th St. They have a lot of fun at their sport and the coaches account for a lot of that. The numbers are down from last year but some very quality players returning for action this year nonetheless. They have a lot of talent, just not as much depth. "4" Seniors, all State Tournament Qualifiers last season will lead the Lady Crusaders this Fall. Mekenna Adams, Avery Rusk, Lexi Saffell and Abby Lowe. Mekenna has qualified for State and medaled all 3 of her underclassman seasons. A lot of excitement lies ahead for sure!

Their first Varsity action will be on Tue. Aug. 29th, hosting Buhler, Conway Springs and Eisenhower HS’s down at the 9th street courts. That action will get underway at 3:00PM. The weather Thursday evening at the courts was PERFECTO…very nice temperatures and not a puff of wind…perfect tennis conditions and the girls and coaches were enjoying it. The temps on the cement courts "seem" to get as high as 120 or so when it’s HOT & SUNNY so cooler weather this time of year is much appreciated no doubt! Probably won't last. 

GOOD LUCK ON THE 29TH!!

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2016 SEASON


WHS Doubles Partners Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten 
after advancing to final day action in Winfield today at the State 4A Girls Tennis Championships, downed Collegiate in a tie-breaker 9-8 (7-5) to finish 5th!! The duo will be bringing home the hardware - check out more from the State 4A Tennis Tourney - STATE 4A TENNIS WRAP-UP

Congrats to Avery Rusk and Lauryn Snipes as well as Abby Lowe and Lexi Saffell - all battled hard on Friday but came up short on the Saturday call sheet. Great seasons for all of them!!

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STATE 4A GIRLS TENNIS "SINGLES FINAL RESULTS"

STATE 4A GIRLS TENNIS "DOUBLES FINAL RESULTS"

STATE 4A GIRLS TENNIS "FINAL INDIVIDUAL PLACES"

STATE 4A GIRLS TENNIS "FINAL TEAM SCORES"


Lady Crusader Tennis
NOT PICTURED:
 Lauryn Snipes
NOTE: Of the 21 teams represented at the State 4A Tournament this weekend, "7 Teams" arrive with a full contingent of qualifiers (6). The Lady Crusaders are 1 of the 7!

VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS SQUAD @ STATE!
Lauryn Snipes * Mekenna Adams
Abby Lowe * Lexi Saffell
Avery Rusk * Kylie Aufdengarten
SEND OFF WAS THURSDAY @ WHS COMMONS

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COURT ACTION will commence around 11:30AM today and then conclude beginning at 9:00AM on Saturday.
T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center, 1400 Mound Street
Winfield, KS 67156

GOOD LUCK LADY CRUSADERS-IT'S HARDWARE TIME!


Lady Crusader Tennis
The WHS JV Girls Tennis squad hosted 
Circle, Derby and Eisenhower Monday at the 9th St. Courts with some awesome outcomes!

MEET PICS


Lady Crusader Tennis
JV GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

Wellington White 34
Goddard Eisenhower 26
Chaparral 18
Wellington Red 17
Neodesha 5

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Medalist
#1 singles Natalie Henning 4-0 1st place
#1 doubles Brentasia Cramer & Shilynn Gustason 4-0 1st place
#2 singles Faith Rowley 2-1 2nd place
#1 doubles Adaysia Love & Mariah Pruitt 3-1 2nd place
#1 singles Hattie Staley 2-2 3rd place
#2 doubles Raeawna Nutt & Maggie McMinn 2-2 3rd place

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Lady Crusader Tennis
The Varsity Squad hosted a QUAD this week
 on Tuesday down at the 9th St. Courts – they did not lose 1 match!! Awesome!

TEAM RESULTS
Wellington 30 / Chaparral 15
Winfield 12 / Kingman 3

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
#1 Singles Abby Lowe went 3-0 for first place. Won over Winfield 8-4, over Chaparral 8-7(8-6), and over Kingman 8-3. #2 Singles Jacelyn Buck went 3-0 for first in her first action on the season. Won over Winfield 8-3, over Chaparral 8-4, and Kingman 8-3. #1 Doubles Lauryn Snipes & Avery Rusk went 3-0for first place. Beat Winfield 8-1, beat Chaparral 8-4, and beat Kingman 8-3. #2 Doubles Madison Lewellen & Lexi Saffell also went 3-0 for first. Won over Winfield 8-1, beat Chaparral 8-0, and beat Kingman 8-0.

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Lady Crusader Tennis
The Varsity Girls Tennis team held their season opener 
Tuesday at the 9th St. Courts - hosting Buhler, Goddard Eisenhower and Conway Springs. It was a close battle but in the end the Wellington Girls came out on top - this is the first time Wellington has won this tournament outright since 2012. Here are the team and individual results - awesome job Ladies!!

TEAM RESULTS
Wellington 16, Buhler 15, Goddard Eisenhower 15 and Conway Springs 14 (that was a battle!)
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
#2 Singles Madison Lewellen went 3-0 for a 1st place finish! #2 Doubles Lauryn Snipes and Avery Rusk went 2-1 for 2nd. #1 Singles Abby Lowe and #1 Doubles Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten both finished 3rd!
CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!

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