Tennis update

Early bird Senior netter Trang Le Nguyen and the Lady Blues were in action last Friday and Saturday mornings at the WU Invitational.

Blues strong at home

The Washburn Lady Blues opened the 2009-10 slate with the Washburn Invitational and Whitney Zitsch taking the B flight championship. The duo of Trang LeNguyen and Morgan Rainey won the doubles title.

Washburn’s LeNguyen fell in the A flight championship match 6-4, 6-3 to Maureen Riley from Rockhurst. Kristen McKee fell in the C flight championship 6-1, 6-2 to Karsyn Betts from Rockhurst. Annie Doole came back through the consolation bracket in the C draw to take third place 6-2, 7-6 over Jaycie Schmidt from Rockhurst.

LeNguyen and Rainey topped Northwest Missouri’s duo in the final 8-2 and Doole and Zitsch won the consolation final.

Bods win two flights, lose in doubles

The Washburn Ichabods opened the 2009-10 season at the Washburn Invitational with Ryan Ward taking the top flight and Adam Rens winning the B flight.

Ward won the A flight at the Washburn Invitational while Simon Blondin shook off a first round loss to come back through the consolation bracket to take third place in the top flight.

Rens topped Giovanni Auricchio from Northwest Missouri 6-2, 6-2 in the finals and Yann Kasay topped Tyler Zappia from Emporia State in the B flight consolation match.

In the C flight, Ichabod newcomer Emmanuel Laurent was topped by Calvin Patterson 6-4, 6-1 in the finals.

Ward and Blondin fell in the finals of the doubles championship.

The Ichabods and Blues will be back in action Sept. 11-13 at the Wichita State Invitational.