By Mark Schnabel
MAIZE — The Newton High School girls’ tennis team captured an individual title and a fifth-place team finish Monday at the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I Championships at Maize.
Salina Central won the team title with 39 points, followed by Maize at 36, Hutchinson at 30, Salina South at 26, Newton at 20, Campus at 17 and Derby at 16.
Newton’s Rai Normai finished 3-0 to win the league singles title. After a first-round bye, Normai topped Katrina Mason of Derby 6-2, 6-0. In the semifinals, Normai downed Reagan Wessell of Hutchinson 6-0, 6-2. In the finals, Normai downed Sydnee Foster of Hutchinson 6-2, 6-0.
Quinn Rhodes finished 1-2 in singles to take 11th.
In doubles play, Cattie Arrowsmith and Kenzi Gillispie finished 1-2 to finish 11th. Faye Smith and Ashley Schmidt finished 0-3 to place 14th.
Newton will compete at the Class 5A regionals at 10 a.m. Saturday at Salina Central. The top six singles and doubles finishers will advance to state Oct. 13 and 14 at Maize South.
Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League
Division I Championships
Monday at Maize
Team scores — Salina Central 39, Maize 36, Hutchinson 30, Salina South 26, Newton 20, Campus 17, Derby 16.
1. Rai Normai (3-0): 1. bye, QF. W Katrina Mason D 6-2, 6-0; SF. W Reagan Wessell H 6-0, 6-2; F. W Sydnee Foster H 6-2, 6-0.
11. Quinn Rhodes (1-2): 1. L Callie Sanborn SC 6-4, 6-4; CQF. bye; CSF. L Robyn Logan SS 9-5; 11th. W Hailey Vinroe D 9-3.
11. Cattie Arrowsmith-Kenzi Gillispie (1-2): 1. L Thompson-Wood C 6-4, 6-4; CQF. bye; CSF. L Baker-Anderon D 9-5; 11th. W Agpoon-Townes D 9-7.
13. Faye Smith-Ashley Schmidt (0-3): 1. L Zamecnik-Ji. Coleman SS 6-3, 6-1; CQF. L Agpoon-Towns D 9-7; 13th. L Railsback-Fee H 9-1.