Kansas High School Tennis Championships
Kendra Wicks | October 31, 2019
High school teams from across the state competed in the 2019 KSHSAA State Girls Tennis Championships. The tournaments ran Oct. 18-19 in Prairie Village, Winfield, Pittsburg and Topeka, Kansas.
1st: Kansas City Christian
2nd: Central Plains High School
3rd: Conway Springs High School
1st: Wichita Collegiate School
2nd: Buhler High School
3rd: Hayden Catholic High School
1st: Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School
2nd: Salina South High School
3rd: Andover High School
1st: Blue Valley North High School
2nd: Shawnee Mission East High School
3rd: Manhattan High School
In the 3-2-1A championship, Lilly McNeill of Kansas City Christian defeated Emily Ryan of Central Plains in a 6-0, 6-1 finals match. In doubles, Kara Koester and Karlee Osner of Conway Springs took down Juliet Bartels and Keira Knoflicek of Kansas City Christian in a tight 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 match.ADVERTISEMENT
During the 4A tournament, Emma Mantovani of Wichita Collegiate defeated Annabelle Adams of Circle High School in a rollercoaster 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 match. Kylie Aufdengarten and Rylie Rusk from Wellington won their finals match against Wichita Collegiate’s Sallie Lair and Lily Conrad, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
The singles final of the 5A championship saw Clara Whitaker from Kapaun Mt. Carmel defeat Reagan Boleski, also of Kapaun Mt. Carmel, in straight 6-0, 6-0 sets. McPherson High School took the doubles title with Taylor Bruce and CeAnna Allen defeating Molly Book and Madi Biondo of St. James Academy with a clean 6-4, 6-3 match.
In the 6A finals, Alisa Prinyarux of Blue Valley Northwest claimed the singles title in her victory over Blue Valley North’s Callie Flanagan, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Shawnee Mission East landed the doubles title as Bryson Langford and Greta Stechschulte took down Christine O’Brien and Emma Mackenzie of Blue Valley North in a 6-3, 6-4 match.
Congratulations to all players who participated in the 2019 state championships. Find out more about how USTA is involved in schools near you!