Fillies’ singles medal

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Hallie Wolf (left) and Jasmine Bannister (right) played as Iola High’s No. 1 doubles team at Thursday’s Coffeyville tennis competition.

COFFEYVILLE — Iola High senior Amanda Carr and junior Dannette Newland captured individual medals in the singles divisions of Coffeyville Field Kindley High’s tennis tournament Thursday.
Carr earned the second-place medal in the No. 1 singles division. She had two first-time events happen during the competition.
Carr opened the day with an 8-1 win over Boya Abudu of Coffeyville. Then she met Amy Shaw of Parsons for the first time this season. Shaw defeated Carr 8-3.
Carr pulled out an 8-2 win over Chapril Stewart of Pittsburg.
“That win was huge. The two girls had met three times this season and this was Amanda’s first time beating Chapril,” said Jennifer Bycroft, IHS girls’ tennis coach. “We were very excited about that.”
Newland, Iola’s No. 2 singles player, took the third-place medal in her division. She lost 8-4 to Jordan Hayes of Coffeyville then defeated Sam Fletcher of Parsons, 8-3. Ashton Born of Pittsburg beat Newland 8-0.
“Dannette played well at Coffeyville. I have seen some improvements in her game over the season. She is starting to place the ball really well and works her opponents better,” Bycroft said.
Bycroft said the Fillies had some tough losses in doubles at Coffeyville. She said there were some close matches where Iola’s players fought back from being down “but just couldn’t pull off the win.”
Jasmine Bannister and Hallie Wolf were Iola’s No. 1 doubles team. They lost 8-2 to Jordyn Barrett and Kaley Schockey of Coffeyville, 8-5 to both Parsons’ Lindsey Ong and Bailey Riggin and Pittsburg’s Shelby Trimble and Reagan Gilmore.
In No. 2 doubles play, Iola’s McKinley Ford and Nina Froggatte lost 8-2 to Erin Holeman and Katie Honas of Coffeyville. They took Jennifer Nickelson and Malina Kipp of Parsons to a tiebreaker but lost 8-7 (7-4). Pittsburg’s Sammi Highfield and Erica Spring-er defeated Iola 8-1.
The Fillies head to the Southeast Kansas League tennis tournament Saturday in Pittsburg. Action begins after an 8 a.m. coaches’ meeting at the Pittsburg State University tennis courts.