Lancers repeat as Kansas 6A boys tennis champions

Photo via SME Lancer FANS Facebook profile.

And the SM East lacrosse team wasn’t the only one to repeat as champions this weekend.

The boys tennis team edged rival Blue Valley North in state 6A play in Wichita Saturday to rescuer the state title, which the Lancers won back in 2012 after a three-year string of titles by Blue Valley North.

The doubles title was assured even before the title match began: SM East doubles pairs Jake Glazer and Jack Santilli, and Reese Goulding and Jamie McDonald both earned a spot in the championship match, with Glazer and Santilli prevailing.

SM East junior Brook Kendall finished a team-best third place in single competition, giving the Lancers enough umph to knock off Blue Valley North, which had the state singles champion, Trey Daniel.

The Lancers have now won the state 6A boys tennis title four of the past ten years.