Three Kaufman tennis players have qualified for the state tournament. Those players are Laney Sanders, Kayden Lengacher, and Eli Frosch.
To make it to the state tournament a player must finish first or second in their division at the regional tournament. For the record, Frosch and Lengacher won the regional title in the boys doubles division while Sanders finished second in the girls singles division. Note: The Class 4A Region II Tennis Tournament took place on April 11 and April 12 at Longview High School.
Sanders, Frosch and Lengacher made KHS history at the regional tournament. The historical milestones that these players reached are as follows:
*Frosch won the 227th match of his high school career at the regional tournament. He is now the all-time victories leader in tennis at Kaufman High School.
*Lengacher became the only three-time state tournament qualifier for spring tennis in KHS history.
*Sanders became the first female tennis player in KHS history to qualify for the state tournament in spring tennis as a freshman.
In the boys doubles division at the regional tournament, Frosch and Lengacher won the regional title by defeating the team of Soren Petersen and Hayden Harry from Lindale High School in the championship finals match by a count of 6-1 and 6-4. With this victory, Frosch and Lengacher punched their ticket to the state tournament.
In the girls singles division at the regional tournament, Sanders won a playback match for second place over Lilly Pace from Texarkana Pleasant Grove High School by a count of 6-0 and 6-0. With this victory, Sanders earned a trip to the state tournament.
Other Kaufman tennis players who played at the regional tournament were Jackson Haynes (boys singles), Natalya Morales (girls singles), and Lance Ivie and Samantha Sipriano (mixed doubles).
The Class 4A UIL State Tennis Tournament is scheduled to be played on April 25 and April 26 at the Annemarie Tennis Center in San Antonio.
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