Fugit fourth, Wong sixth in regional
Both of Andover Central's singles players qualified for the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament to be held Oct. 12-13 at Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka.
Amy Fugit, a senior, finished fourth and Megan Wong, a junior, was sixth at the Oct. 6 regional tournament in Arkansas City. Fugit is now 24-7 on the year, and Wong has a 20-4 record.
Seeded third at the regional, Fugit defeated Ceanna Trice of Wichita West 6-0, 6-0 and Maddie Oxler of Bishop Carroll 6-4, 7-5 (9-7) in the first two rounds. She lost in the semifinals to the No. 2 seed and eventual regional winner, Bishop Carroll's Courtney Lubbers, 6-0, 6-0 but rebounded to defeat Heidi Klaassen of Ark City 6-4, 6-0 for third.
Wong, the four seed, beat Lauren Harp of Liberal 6-1, 6-0 in the first round but lost to Klaassen 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the quarterfinals. Wong beat Andover's Katelyn Rochat 6-3, 6-2 in the consolation bracket but defaulted to Oxler to finish sixth.
The Jaguars' doubles teams of Rachel Arndt and Rachel Schwartzbeck were 1-1, while Emma Tarbox and Claire Calvert lost their only match.
For Andover in singles, Rochat was 1-1, but Caitlyn White lost in the first round. In doubles, Abby Kaff and Abby White were 1-1, with Madi Hearne and Grace Cusick losing in the first round.