WICHITA, Kan.—As fall sports enter their championship seasons, Wichita East’s girls tennis team is beginning to wind down after a long and grueling 10+ weeks of practice and competition.
The Wichita East girls’ tennis team faced a schedule that featured head-to-head city league match ups and also several tournaments throughout the course of the Fall.
On Sep. 29, East took sixth at the City League Invitational held at the Wichita State Coleman Tennis Center. The girls were led by junior Erin Courington and sophomore Alea Surender.
Courington, who made her way to the No. 1 Singles fifth place match, lost 8-6 to Tram Ngo of Wichita Southeast. Surender played in the No. 2 Singles third place match and defeated Katie Wallace of Kapaun Mt. Carmel 6-2.
“It was exciting to do well,” said Surender. “I’ve played well all season and I think I really showed my potential in that match.”
On the doubles side of the tournament, the Aces had a duo of seniors, Gretchen Choe and Carol Viluethpad play No. 1 doubles. The pair lost their seventh place match 8-2. Senior Danielle Ehss and Mehma Salim competed in the No. 2 doubles position for the team and lost their fifth place match 8-3.
Both Courington and Surender competed this Saturday, Oct. 6 in regional play as a doubles team. The duo topped a Wichita Heights team for fifth place and a berth at the State Tournament held this Friday Oct. 12 and 13 in Prairie Village.