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Seaman rules 5A regional, sweeping singles, doubles, team titles



Host Seaman dominated Saturday's Class 5A girls tennis regional, sweeping the singles, doubles and team championships on the Vikings' home courts.

Senior Grace Unruh and junior Lauren Sweeney captured their second straight regional doubles title while remaining undefeated on the season (32-0) while Viking junior Nina Del-Zio and her sophomore teammate, Katie Krumins, posted a 1-2 regional finish in singles as Seaman won the team title by a commanding 20-10 margin over Shawnee Heights.

dsc 6284 9768 350 350 100 cSeaman doubles partners Lauren Sweeney (left) and Grace Unruh won their second straight 5A regional doubles title Saturday, remaining unbeaten on the year. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

 While the day belonged to Seaman, Heights and Topeka West also had reason to celebrate.

The runner-up T-Birds got a third-place doubles finish from seniors Paige Devena and Bella LeJuerrne, while senior Laura El-Koubysi took fifth in singles and seniors Ariah Durkes and Shelby Elskamp qualfied for state with a sixth-place doubles finish.

Topeka West singles player Anna Newcome qualified for the state tournament with a third-place singles showing.

The 5A state tournament will be played at Emporia on Friday and Saturday.


Team scores

Seaman 20, Shawnee Heights 10, Emporia 9, Topeka West 5, Leavenworth 4, Basehor-Linwood 4, Lansing 2.

Individual results


Championship -- Del-Zio, Seaman, def. Krumins, Seaman, 6-4, 6-1.

Third -- Newcome, Topeka West, def. Zarate, Basehor-Linwood, 6-4, 6-2.

Fifth -- El-Koubysi, Shawnee Heights, def. Baker, Lansing, NA.


Championship -- Unruh/Sweeney, Seaman, def. Frank/Velasquez, Emporia, 6-0, 6-0.

Third -- Devena/LeJuerrne, Shawnee Heights, def. Collins/Langfoss, Leavenworth, 7-5, 6-4.

Fifth -- Foraker/Reynoso, Emporia def. Durkes/Elskamp, Shawnee Heights, 6-3, 6-3.