By RICK PETERSON
The annual Topeka City Girls Tennis Championships were in the home stretch Thursday before lightning and eventually rain caused the completion of the meet to be pushed back to Monday at Kossover Tennis Center.
The city meet is scheduled to resume at 3 p.m. Monday.
The No. 1 singles and doubles championships were well under way, with Shawnee Heights junior Jette Glasenapp facing Washburn Rural junior Carolina Chedzoy in the No. 1 singles final and Hayden senior Lauren Sandstrom and junior Emily Sheetz taking on Seaman senior Katie Krumins and sophomore Molly Gorman in the No. 1 doubles final.
Glasenapp was up 6-4, 4-1 on Chedzoy in the singles final when the tournament was delayed while Krumins and Gorman had just finished off a 6-4 first-set win over Sandstrom and Sheetz when players were pulled off the court for safety reasons.
Seaman freshman Emma Sweeney finished third in No. 1 singles, posting a 6-2, 6-2 win over Hayden sophomore Grace Funk in the third-place match.
Washburn Rural seniors Claire Ireland and Gabby Martinez finished third in No. 1 doubles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Topeka High in the third-place match.
Rural senior Mena DiMarzio was facing Topeka High senior McCall Beall in the No. 2 singles championship match while Washburn Rural juniors Emerie Catlin and Izzy Haggard were playing Seaman senior Kate Eckert and freshman Cameron Lux in the No 2 doubles final.
CITY GIRLS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Kossover Tennis Center
No. 1 -- Championship: Glasenapp, Shawnee Heights, vs. Chedzoy, Washburn Rural. Third: Sweeney, Seaman, def. Funk, Hayden, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 -- Championship: DiMarzio, Washburn Rural, vs. Beall, Topeka High. Third: Chinn, Seaman vs. Sexton, Hayden.
No. 1 -- Championship: Sheetz/Sandstrom, Hayden, vs. Krumins/Gorman, Seaman. Third: Ireland/Martinez, Washburn Rural, def. Boiteau/Ritter, Topeka High, 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 -- Championship: Caitlin/Haggard, Washburn Rural, vs. Eckert/Lux, Seaman. Consolation: Glotzbach/O'Bray, Hayden. vs. Ambrose/Ambrose, Topeka High..