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.