By Jon Renberger, LQ Tennis Pro
The tennis courts have continued to remain very active this summer as the Junior Tennis League and Summer Recreation programs concluded their seasons in mid-July. The kids playing JTL overall as a group won 65 percent of their matches played, and the level of dedication to weekly practices and sportsmanship in competition was just tremendous. Equally successful was the Summer Rec tennis classes, which primarily emphasized fundamental elements of the volley, groundstrokes and serve. The kids improved daily and developed a love for tennis. The future of Lake Quivira tennis continues to look bright! The youth/adult tennis tournament took place on July 1, and 46 players enjoyed a wonderful day of competition. The results of each division follow:
10 and Under
1st Place – Sammy VanZante / Mary Ball; 2nd Place – Lily Kalny / Robin Kistler; 3rd Place – Bennett Taylor / Christi Metivier.
12 and Under:
1st Place – Eli Kalny / Adam Kistler; 2nd Place – Elliott Coulson / Shelly Sneed; 3rd Place – Jack Bichelmeyer / Jon Bichelmeyer.
13 and Over
1st Place – Sarah Gay / Sam Gay; 2nd Place – Kate Kowalik / Kevin Kowalik; 3rd Place – Olivia Lecuru / Mike Cooper.
The ladies Tencap team also finished their inaugural season, highlighted by Amy Kentfield being recognized as a Champion Captain for the summer. The winners were selected by a vote of others in their division based upon good sportsmanship, warm and friendly hospitality when hosting, gracious and appreciative behavior when a guest at another club, respect for others on and off the court and a cheerful and fun-spirited demeanor. Congratulations to Amy, Mary Ball, Lisa Coffman, Christy Heller, Robin Kistler, Lynn Sestak, Christi Stewart, Leslie Treas, Lisa Vedock and Nancy Wedel for representing Lake Quivira with such class.