Tennis Talk – August 2017

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.

0817 tennis 1st Place - Sammy VanZante and Mary Bruening Ball 10 and under sized
10 & Under First Place – Sammy Van Zante and Mary Bruening Ball
0817 tennis 2nd Place- Lily Kalny and Robin Kistler 10 and under
10 & Under 2nd Place – Lily Kalny and Robin Kistler
0817 tennis 3rd Place - Bennett Taylor and Christi Metivier 10 and under bw sized
10 & Under 3rd Place – Bennett Taylor (right) and Christi Metivier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 and Under:
1st Place – Eli Kalny / Adam Kistler; 2nd Place – Elliott Coulson / Shelly Sneed; 3rd Place – Jack Bichelmeyer / Jon Bichelmeyer.

0817 tennis 1st place - Eli Kalney and Adam Kistler 12 and under sized
12 & Under 1st Place – Eli Kalney (right) and Adam Kistler
0817 tennis 2nd place- Elliott Coulson and Shelley Sneed 12 and under bw sized
12 & Under 2nd Place – Elliott Coulson and Shelly Sneed
0817 tennis 3rd Place - Jack and Jon Bichelmeyer with Pro Jon 12 and under bw sized
12 and Under 3rd Place – Jack (center) and Jon Bickelmeyer (right) with Tennis Pro Jon Renberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 and Over
1st Place – Sarah Gay / Sam Gay; 2nd Place – Kate Kowalik / Kevin Kowalik; 3rd Place – Olivia Lecuru / Mike Cooper.

13 & Over - Sarah and Sam Gay with Tennis Pro Jon Renberger
13 & Over 1st Place – Sarah and Sam Gay with Tennis Pro Jon Renberger
0817 tennis 2nd place 13 and over Kate and Kevin Kowalik bw sized
13 & Over 2nd Place – Kate and Kevin Kowalik
0817 tennis Olivia Lecuru and Mike Cooper 13 and over bw sized
13 & Over 3rd Place – Olivia Lecuru and 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.