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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Future looks good for Wellington tennis

  • The Wellington High School doubles tennis team of Kelsey Whaley and Peyton Adams did not do as well as they had hoped at the state meet last weekend, but coach Brian Aufdengarten was proud of their effort.


    “They continued the tradition,” he said. Noting that at least one Wellington tennis player has made the state tournament for 10 consecutive years.
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  • The Wellington High School doubles tennis team of Kelsey Whaley and Peyton Adams did not do as well as they had hoped at the state meet last weekend, but coach Brian Aufdengarten was proud of their effort.
    "They continued the tradition," he said. Noting that at least one Wellington tennis player has made the state tournament for 10 consecutive years.
    "Girls come into the program knowing about our tradition," he said.
    Adams and Whaley finished the year at 24-11.
    Whaley finished her career at Wellington with 95 wins, winning at least 20 matches in each of her four seasons on the varsity unit.
    Also this season, Madie Adams posted a 21-12 record and Maggie Fink went 21-11.
    As a team, Wellington played a total of 526 matches, with a record of 317-209.
    The tournament started Saturday after a one-day rain delay.
    Adams and Whaley got a first round bye, but Aufdengarten said even at the time he was not sure that was a good thing. They ended up sitting around a long time waiting to play.
    They lost their first match to Independence 6-1, 6-0. They had a lot of unforced errors and Aufdengarten said "things just didn't go our way."
    They came back and beat a team from Chaparral 9-3, and then lost to Parsons 9-5.
    Aufdengarten said he was proud of what the team accomplished, as well as what is no. 1 doubles team was able to do.
    "They played together for three years. They always played well in regionals," he said.
    Wellington will lose four seniors, but the team has some younger players coming up. A lot of freshmen and sophomores saw playing time this year as well, so the coach believes the team has a chance to be even stronger next year.

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