Winfield High School’s No. 1 doubles team of seniors Makenna Roark and Abby Isom took home the third-place medals Thursday at the Winfield Invitational at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center.
The Lady Vikings tied El Dorado for second place in the eight-team meet, behind Maize South. The Arkansas City Lady Bulldogs placed eighth.
Roark and Isom very nearly advanced to the title match, but came up short in an 8-7 (2) overtime loss to eventual champions Maddie Kemnitz and Marion Gibson of Wichita Collegiate. However, the Lady Viking tandem bounced back with an 8-3 triumph against the Maize South duo of Alexa Davison and Bailey Todd for the bronze medals.
Roark and Isom opened with an 8-2 victory against the El Dorado duo of Ashlyn Luna and Jada Chabot, and reached the semifinals by shutting out Greta Ebersole and Lauren Ounaphom of Wichita East 8-0.
WHS junior Claire Norton placed fourth in singles play.
Norton opened with an 8-2 victory against Vivian Lu of Wichita East and shut out Jacilyn Seachris of Haysville-Campus 8-0 in the quarterfinals. Norton also was closing in on the title match, but fell to Emma Rodriguez of Maize South in a tough 8-7 (4) setback. She settled for fourth by default.
Juniors Claire Priest and Rozlynn Richert finished seventh in doubles. The WHS duo opened with an 8-5 win against the Campus duo of Taybor Rardin and Logyn Johnson, but fell 8-0 to eventual runners-up Madelyn Fellows and Maci Kratzer of Maize South.
In one of two head-to-head battles between the Lady Vikings and arch rival Ark City, Priest and Richert dropped an 8-6 decision to Raizel Carter and Justise Mills of the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Viking duo rebounded 8-3 against Ebersole and Ounaphom for seventh.
Winfield senior Katherine Lenz went 2-2 in singles play to finish 13th.
Lenz had an arduous first-round matchup with eventual singles runner-up Emma Rodriguez, battling to an 8-6 loss. She followed that with another nail-biting 8-7 (2) setback to Pyper Maynor of Campus. Wins against Catia Sawatsky of Newton and Mya Williams of Ark City secured 13th place for Lenz.
Carter and Mills would up in fifth place to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
After an 8-0 first-round shutout against Collegiate, the Ark City duo dropped a tough 8-7 (5) setback to Davison and Todd before bouncing back for the 8-6 victory against Winfield. Carter and Mills secured fifth place with an 8-2 trouncing of the El Dorado duo of Maya Wade and Carlie Karst.
Mya Williams and Madi McGee finished 14th and 15th, respectively in singles play for the Lady Bulldogs.
Alyssa McBride and Taytum Aldredge went 0-4 in doubles play for Ark City.
Thursday at T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center
Team Scores — 1. Maize South 59; 2t. El Dorado 41; 2t. Winfield 41; 4. Wichita Collegiate 37; 5. Haysville-Campus 28; 6. Wichita East 25; 7. Newton 23; 8. Arkansas City 18.
Championship — Annabelle Aldrete (MS) def. Emma Rodriguez (MS), 8-2. Third — Rylee Ball (ED) def. Claire Norton (Win), default. Fifth — Maya Rai (WC) def. Jacilyn Seachris (HC), n/a.
Championship — Maddie Kemnitz/Marion Gibson (WC) def. Madelyn Fellows/Maci Kratzer (MS), 8-5. Third — Makenna Roark/Abby Isom (Win) def. Alexa Davison/Bailey Todd (MS), 8-3. Fifth — Raizel Carter/Justise Mills (Ark) def. Maya Wade/Carlie Karst (ED), 8-2.
Arkansas City Results
Mya Williams, 14th place (1-3): lost to Rylee Ball (ED), 8-0; lost to Britney Ellison (WE), 8-6; def. Madi McGee (Ark), n/a; lost to Katherine Lenz (Win), 8-3.
Madi McGee, 15th place (1-3): lost to Annabelle Aldrete (MS), 8-0; lost to Elise Powers (WC), 8-2; lost to Mya Williams (Ark), n/a; def. Catia Sawatsky (New), n/a.
Raizel Carter/Justise Mills, fifth place (3-1): def. Prater/Meares (WC), 8-0; lost to Alexa Davison/Bailey Todd (MS), 8-7 (5); def. Claire Priest/Rozlynn Richart (Win), 8-6; def. Maya Wade/Carlie Karst (ED), 8-2.
Alyssa McBride/Taytum Aldredge, 16th place (0-4): lost to Maddie Kemnitz/Marion Gibson (WC), 8-0; lost to Hallie Watkins/Lucy Buller (New), 8-0; lost to Adelle Groh/Jade Richardson (HC), 8-6; lost to Prater/Meares (WC), 8-6.
Claire Norton, fourth place (2-2): def. Vivian Lu (WE), 8-2; def. Jacilyn Seachris (HC), 8-0; lost to Emma Rodriguez (MS), 8-7 (4); lost to Rylee Ball (ED), default.
Katherine Lenz, 13th place (2-2): lost to Emma Rodriguez (MS), 8-6; lost to Pyper Maynor (HC), 8-7 (2); def. Catia Sawatsky (New), n/a; def. Mya Williams (Ark), 8-3.
Makenna Roark/Abby Isom, third place (3-1): def. Ashlyn Luna/Jada Chabot (ED), 8-2; def. Greta Ebersole/Lauren Ounaphom (WE), 8-0; lost to Maddie Kemnitz/Marion Gibson (WC), 8-7 (2); def. Alexa Davison/Bailey Todd (MS), 8-3.
Claire Priest/Rozlynn Richert, seventh place (2-2): def. Taybor Rardin/Logyn Johnson (HC), 8-5; lost to Madelyn Fellows/Maci Kratzer (MS), 8-0; lost to Raizel Carter/Justise Mills (Ark), 8-6; def. Greta Ebersole/Lauren Ounaphom (WE), 8-3.