Broncos capture district title

syeagle@lsjournal.comOctober 16, 2013 

The Lee’s Summit North tennis team clinched the Class 2, District 14 title with a 5-0 win over Blue Springs South Oct. 9 at Lee’s Summit North.

“The girls continue to amaze me with just how consistent they are,” Lee’s Summit North head coach Stuart Reece said. “I know how hard these girls work to play at this level and I’m so happy that they get to enjoy this level of success. They put together some very lofty goals at the start of the season and this is a strong first step.”

The Broncos won five singles matches for the victory. Logan Morrissey won 6-1 and 6-0, Camryn Parnell won 6-0 and 6-1, Vilune Sestokaite won 6-0 and 6-0, Alyson Moore won 6-2 and 6-0 and Alexandra Mesias won 6-2 and 6-4.

It is the third straight district trophy for Lee’s Summit North, 18-1, and the Broncos now advance to Class 2 sectionals against Park Hill South Oct. 19 at Clayview Country Club, Kansas City.

Lee’s Summit West, 13-3, ended their team season in the Class 2, District 13 tournament with a 5-3 loss to Notre Dame de Sion Oct. 9. The Titans defeated Lee’s Summit in the semifinals 5-1.

The Tigers, 7-6, took down Ruskin 5-0 in the first round.

Lee’s Summit North also qualified several athletes to sectionals in the individual and doubles tournaments from the Class 2, District 14 tournament.

The Broncos had two doubles teams earn spots to sectionals. Morrissey and Parnell took first place, defeating teammates Sestokaite and Moore in the championship match 6-2 and 6-1. Sestokaite and Moore will also move on to sectionals.

In singles, Jenny Krause defeated Blue Springs South’s Leah Bell 6-0 and 6-1 in the championship match for a spot to sectionals.

In the Class 2, District 13 tournament, Lee’s Summit’s Tess Herder took first in singles, defeating Notre Dame de Sion’s Michaela Henne 6-4, 2-6 and 6-4 in the championship match.

Lee’s Summit West’s doubles team of Allison Finneseth and Megan Finneseth took second, losing the championship match to Notre Dame de Sion’s Jane King and Margo Gerke 7-5 and 6-1. The Titan duo will still move on to sectionals.

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