Lansing, Leavenworth Notch State Tennis Qualifying
For the first time in 10 years Lansing men’s tennis will bring both doubles teams to the state tournament on Friday after a tough regional eastern tournament on the tennis courts of Kossover in Topeka.
The teams of Mike Bresser / Nathan Hamman and Joren Remington / Jaylon Romine each landed in the top 6 of the regional field to qualify for the state tournament, which is due to begin on Friday at Maize South High School.
Hamman and Bresser opened the day as the second team and said goodbye to the quarter-finals. They defeated Shawnee Heights’ Cesar Giron / Jonathan Delacruz team to advance to the semi-finals before falling to Topeka West’s Caden McGee / Gavin Chavez team. In the game for third place, they defeated another Heights team at Garrison Johnson / Ajay Sharma.
Remington and Romine were the sixth seeded team and opened the day with a win against Jackson Oberndorfer / Samuel Hicks from Basehor-Linwood. In the quarterfinals they fell to McGee / Chavez and entered the consolation class. With a state berth, they defeated Giron / Delacruz to stamp their ticket before taking off the fifth place game against Eliseo Barreno / Azarion Perkins from Highland Park.
Leavenworths Morgan qualifies for the state
Leavenworth junior Angel Morgan entered the region on Friday in seventh with an individual record of 7-21 but finished fifth to qualify for the state tournament.
Morgan started the day beating Jack Jara from Highland Park. He fell into the consolation bracket with a quarter-final defeat against runner-up James Maag (Topeka West). He claimed a win against Lansing’s seven-man Ian Figueroa and moved up to fifth place where it fell to Paul Quidu of Shawnee Heights.