Dietz places in the top twelve at state tennis

State Tennis
Determined to place in the top twelve, Adrian Dietz earns her 11th place spot at the State Meet in Pratt, where she is the third generation to show her talent.


By Cambrie Kemp
On October 13, number one singles player and senior, Adrian Dietz travelled to Pratt to compete in the 321a state tennis tournament. She placed 11th with a record of 3-1 on Friday and 1-2 on Saturday.

On Friday, Dietz faced Osborn of Greensburg and won 6-3, 6-0.  The second match of the day was more challenging and Dietz lost to Mathes of Chapparal.  However, she did not allow her confidence to be shaken and won the final matches of the day against May of Conway Springs and Clennan of Hutch Trinity.

Saturday gave her three tough matches.  She fell to Cademan of Wichita Independent and Schmake of Conway Springs.  Dietz, however, had set a goal to finish in the top twelve, and she wasn’t going to let it be taken away from her.  Her determination helped her to finish strong against her final opponent, Matteucci of Salina Sacred Heart. Dietz earned her goal and finished in 11th place.

Dietz commented on her final appearance at state tennis.

“I reached my goal of making it to the top twelve, and it was great ending with a win.”

Coach Lori Dietz reflected on Dietz’s performance.

“Adrian played this tournament in Pratt where I played in high school and Coach Briel, her grandpa, previously coached. It was exciting and emotional for me to have three generations back in Pratt.”