By Blake Spurney
Hesston Record Staff
The Hesston Lady Swathers defeated traditional tennis powers Conway Springs and Central Plains on Thursday, Sept. 17, in a home triangular.
Hesston won 7-2 against Central Plains, which placed fifth at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament last season, and went 8-1 against Conway Springs. The teams played a college format in which all players compete in both singles and doubles play.
“Historically, Conway Springs and Central Plains have been strong programs,” said head coach Travis Sebits. “Great coaches.”
Sebits said freshman Kylie Martin played well in her tie-breaker loss against Conway Springs.
“Just as a whole, going eight and one against versus Conway Springs showed how deep we are,” Sebits said.
No. 1 doubles players Katelyn Hageman and Olivia Brubacher fell 8-4 to Keeley Hipp and Janae Ryan of Central Plains. Sebits said Hipp and Ryan were “really on” during the match, which was rematch of the finals at the Hesston Invitational on Sept. 12. Hageman and Brubacher won the earlier match 8-4.
The Lady Swathers played a home tournament Tuesday. They travel Saturday to Wichita for the Collegiate Tournament of Champions.