Panthers place second in league tourney
CHAPMAN — The Concordia High School girls' tennis team placed second in the North Central Kansas League Tournament on Monday.
The tournament was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed because of inclement weather.
Concordia finished with 32 team points in the tournament.
Abilene captured the team title with 50 points. Clay Center was third with 22.
“The varsity accomplished a lot today, and came away with some important wins that will help in the regional seedings,” Concordia coach Michael Wahlmeier said.
Arista Bombardier placed third in number one singles for Concordia.
Bombardier opened with an 8-2 win over Grace Lauer, Marysville. She suffered an 8-2 loss to Sophie Jones, Chapman; defeated Claire Wohler, Wamego, 8-2; fell to Shiann Olberding, Abilene, 8-1; and downed Jaylee Callaway, Clay Center, 8-3.
Concordia's number one doubles team of Ciara Kearn and Macy McMillan finished third. They won their first two matches 8-5 over Marysville and 8-3 over Chapman.
Kearn and McMillan suffered narrow losses of 8-7 to Wamego and 8-5 to Abilene, before knocking off Clay Center, 8-3.
Riley McMillan went 4-1 in placing second in number two singles for the Panthers. She defeated Faith Flower, Marysville, 8-2; Tiarra Martin, Chapman, 8-0; and Sarah Jones, Wamego, 8-5.
Allie Cross, Abilene, handed McMillan her lone loss, 8-6.
McMillan finished up with an 8-4 victory over Rylee Ehlebracht, Clay Center.
Bethanie McCall and Nicole Turner placed third in number two doubles for Concordia. They slipped past Marysville 8-6 in their first match and Chapman 8-7 in their second match and then shut out Wamego, 8-0.
McCall and Turner fell 8-5 to Abilene and 8-7 to Clay Center.
Concordia will play in the Class 4A regional tournament in Abilene on Saturday.
The Concordia junior varsity placed second in the league tournament on Monday.
Concordia scored 33 points.
Abilene won the tournament with 43 points. Chapman was third with 23.
Kaitlen Riley and Trinity Wilcox went unbeaten in placing first in number one doubles for Concordia. They defeated Marysville 6-1, Chapman 6-3, Wamego 6-2, Abilene 6-4 and Clay Center, 6-1.
Liz Duvall was fourth in number one singles for the Panthers. She lost 6-5 to Autumn Schramm, Marysville; lost 6-5 to Nicole Blocker, Chapman; defeated Logan Carley, Wamego, 6-2; lost to Abbey Brooks, Abilene, 6-0; and defeated Addy Wichman, Clay Center, 6-0.
Teryn Tracy placed second in number two singles for the Panthers. She defeated Jacy Butler, Marysville, 6-3; defeated Jessica Dickenson, Chapman, 6-3; defeated Rebekah Jones, Wamego, 6-2; lost to Reese Longenecker, Abilene, 6-3; and lost to Mackenzie Sterling, Clay Center, 6-5.
Karlee Wahlmeier and Misty Collins finished second in number two doubles for Concordia. They defeated Marysville, 6-0; defeated Chapman, 6-3; lost to Wamego, 6-1; defeated Abilene, 6-1; and lost to Clay Center, 6-2.