The Newton High School girls' tennis team will send a doubles entry to the Class 5A state tournament following a sixth-place regional finish Saturday at the Phil Scott Tennis Center at Newton and the Marty Ward Tennis Center on the Bethel College campus.
Andover, ranked first in Class 5A, topped second-ranked Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 17-16 for the team title. Great Bend was third at 11, followed by Valley Center in fourth at nine, Newton in fifth at four, Hays in sixth at two and Wichita Heights in seventh with no score.
Andover and Kapaun each qualified three entries to state. Great Bend and Valley Center qualified two entries. Newton and Hays each qualified one entry.
In the singles finals, Dohee Lee of Andover downed teammate Grace Ball 6-0, 6-1. In the doubles finals, Elizabeth Pringle and Carmen Mindt of Kapaun-Mt. Carmel downed Macy Moyers and Morgan Francis of Great Bend 6-3, 6-2.
Newton senior Hannah Carlgren and Serena Wong finished sixth in doubles to advance to state. After a first-round win, Carlgren and Wong lost a third-set tie-breaker in the quarterfinals. Carlgren and Wong won in the consolation semifinals to clinch a spot at state, but lost in the fifth-place match.
Carlgren and Wong advance to state with a 22-9 record.
The team of Kate Jolliff and Stephanie Brown lost in the first round.
In singles play, Erin Graber won in the first round, lost in the second round and lost in the consolation semifinals, one win shy of a state berth. Susannah Epp lost a third-set tie-breaker in the first round.
The state meet is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arkansas City High School.
KSHSAA Class 5A
Girls' Tennis Regionals
Phil Scott Tennis Center,
Marty Ward Tennis Center
Team scores — Andover 17, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 16, Great Bend 11, Valley Center 9, Newton 4, Hays 2, Wichita Heights 0.
First round — Dohee Lee And. bye, Carly Espinoza VC def. Diana Diec WH 6-0, 6-0; Ashleigh Kingsland VC def. Taylor Huslig GB 6-0, 6-0; Livia Ciccolari-Micaldi KMC def. Julie Balzer Hys. 6-2, 6-1; Grace Ball And. def. Kellie Peh WH 6-0, 6-0; Brooke Fornash Hys. def. Susannah Epp New. 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 TB; Erin Graber New. def. Carly Boyd GB 6-3, 6-1; Allie Schulte KMC bye.
Quarterfinals — Lee And. def. Espinoza VC 6-0, 6-0; Kingsland VC def. L. Ciccolari-Micaldi KMC 6-3, 6-2; Ball And. def. Fornash Hys. 6-1, 6-1; Schulte KMC def. Graber New. 6-0, 6-0.
Semifinals — Lee And. def. Kingsland VC 6-0, 6-0; Ball And. def. Schulte KMC 6-4, 6-2. Consolation: Fornash Hys. def. Graber New. 6-1, 6-0; L.Ciccolari-Micaldi KMC def. Espinoza VC score n/a.
Championship — Lee And. def. Ball And. 6-0, 6-1.
Third place — Schulte KMC def. Kingsland VC 6-0, 6-0.
Fifth place — L.Ciccolari-Micaldi KMC def. Fornash Hys. 6-1, 6-0.
First round — E.Pringle-C.Mindt KMC bye; J.Baker-A.Emmitt VC def. G.Cusick-R.Fritze And. 6-4, 6-3; B.Schartz-J.McVay GB def. K.Joliff-S.Brown New. 6-1, 6-1; K.Bauguess-J.Seidl VC def. E.McPherson-K.DeBoer Hys. score n/a; H.Carlgren-S.Wong New. def. A.Cossart-A.Rupke Hys. 6-1, 6-1; A.Kaff-A.White And. def. L.de la O-C.Tritschler WH 6-0, 6-0; A.Morton-G.Ciccolari-Micaldi KMC def. B.King-K.Rivera WH 6-1, 6-1; M.Moyers-M.Francis GB bye.
Quarterfinals — Pringle-Mindt KMC def. Baker-Emmitt VC 6-1, 6-1; Schartz-McVay GB def. Bauguess-Seidl VC 6-7, 7-6, 10-6 TB; Kaff-White And. def. Carlgren-Wong New. 2-6, 7-5, 10-5 TB; Moyers-Francis GB def. Morton-G.Ciccolari-Micaldi KMC 6-0, 6-1.
Semifinals — Pringle-Mindt KMC def. Schartz-McVay GB 6-0, 6-2; Moyers-Francis GB def. Kaff-White And. 3-6, 7-6, 6-2. Consolation: Carlgren-Wang New. def. Morton-G.Ciccolari KMC 6-1, 6-3; Bauguess-Seidl VC def. Baker-Emmitt VC score n/a.
Finals — Pringle-Mindt KMC def. Moyers-Francis GB 6-3, 6-2.
Third place — Schartz-McVay GB def. Kaff-White And. 6-0, 6-4.
Fifth place — Bauguess-Seidl VC def. Carlgren-Wong New. score n/a.