‘Top Dogs’ take on State


Photo by Cheyanne Tull

Freshman Sadie Koester gets ready to serve the ball. She and doubles partner Grace Bender qualified for State in Topeka.

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Regional tennis was held on the Conway Springs tennis courts on Oct. 7-8.

“We had a really strong team this year,” freshman Sadie Koester said. 

Doubles partners senior Adrienne May and junior Janel Meyer; doubles partners junior Grace Bender and freshman Sadie Koester; and singles players junior Haylee Osner and freshman Morgan Koester spent the weekend playing tennis against qualifying players from other schools.

  “The girls played some pressured matches, but they played well,” coach Justin Regehr said. 

All six players competed for a chance at State.

“It was really exciting to go to Regionals as a freshman and have the chance to go to State,” Koester said. 

Conway Springs placed second as a team at Regionals and all six girls qualified for State. 

“A second place trophy was a nice reward after a long season of hard work,” Regehr said. “It is always a successful meet when everyone qualifies for State.”

The double-elimination State Tennis Tournament took place in Topeka on Oct. 14-15. The team of May and Meyer, as well as Osner, won enough matches on the first day to advance to the second day.
“It was a great opportunity,” said May.

May and Meyer took ninth place in doubles and Osner took eighth place in singles.

“It was very fun to play with Janel. Even though we didn’t win, we still smiled and laughed,” May said.