Lady Eagles host varsity tennis

With her sights on a win, Sina Litzius prepares to return the ball with a backhand stroke at the Trego Invitational on September 23.

By Michael Knight
The Trego tennis invitational was held at home on September 23. Eight teams came to compete for first through third team medals and first through fifth individual medals.

In the number four seed, Adrian Dietz, went 2-2 for the day, placing sixth. For her first match she played Harms from Hoisington, dominating 8-0. In her second match, Dietz unfortunately lost 4-8 to Engler from Osborne. Next, she beat Stapel from Philipsburg, 8-6. Ending the day, she lost 3-8 to Leiker from Victoria.

Sina Litzius, number two singles player had a 1-3 record and placed ninth. She won her first match in tie-break, 8-7 (7-1), against Prewitt from Philipsburg. Her losses were to Victoria, Tribune, and Hoisington.

Doubles players, Valerie Scott and Madison Schoenthaler had a 1-3 record ending the day. They won their first match, 8-3, against Osborne. They then fell to Phillipsburg, 3-8, Central Plains, 1-8, and Hoisington, in tiebreaker, 5-7.

Doubles players, Julian Coker and Ruchi Bhakta, went 0-2 for the day. They fell to Phillipsburg 0-8, and 1-8 to Hoisington. Cambrie Kemp and Katelyn Cody had a 0-2 record. They lost their two matches to Victoria and Central Plains.

Coach Lori Dietz commented, “It was extremely tough playing in the wind today and some of the girls had a hard time staying positive mentally. We will try to keep improving our confidence along with our play so we we’re ready for regionals.”