Lee’s Summit West took third place in the Great 8 Tournament held Aug. 30 at Columbia.
“The Great 8 tournament is one of the top tournaments in the state so we knew the competition would be extremely tough,” Lee’s Summit West head coach Todd Wilson said.
In the first round, the Titans faced Pembroke Hill and won 8-1, the first time in school history the team has beaten the Raiders.
In singles, Kelen Casey lost 6-1, 3-6 and (5-10), Sydney Halas won 6-2 and 6-2, Allison Finneseth won 6-2 and 6-1, Domanique Ramirez won 6-0 and 6-1, Megan Finneseth won 6-4 and 6-1 and Greta Roettgen won 7-6 (2) and 6-4.
In doubles, Finneseth and Finneseth won 9-7, Caskey and Halas won 8-0 and Ramirez and Roettgen won 8-1.
In the semifinals, Columbia Rock Bridge took down the Titans 9-0.
“They are extremely talented throughout their line-up and competing with them gives us a good idea as to where we need to take our program,” Wilson said.
In singles, Caskey lost 1-8, Halas lost 1-8, Allison Finneseth lost 0-8, Ramirez lost 5-8, Megan Finneseth lost 0-8 and Roettgen lost 1-8.
In doubles, Finneseth and Finneseth lost 0-8, Caskey and Halas lost 0-8 and Ramirez and Roettgen lost 2-8.
In the third place match, Lee’s Summit West came out on top against Visitation Academy 5-4.
“Early on, we could tell this was going to be an extremely close match and it would come right down to the finish,” Wilson said. “I was very proud of how our girls competed in the stifling heat.”
In singles, Caskey lost 3-6 and 2-6, Halas lost 4-6 and 4-6, Allison Finnseth won 6-3 and 7-5, Ramirez lost 5-7, 7-6 (6) and 9-11, Megan Finneseth won 7-6 (3) and 6-2 and Roettgen won 4-6, 6-2 and (10-8).
In doubles, Finneseth and Finneseth lost 3-8, Caskey and Halas won 8-1 and Ramirez and Roettgen won 8-6.
“It was a true team win and watching the girls play so hard for each other exemplified what our team is about,” Wilson said.