When Wamego High’s Kaylee and Lanie Page start their quest for a Class 4A state doubles title this Friday in Topeka, they will also be protecting their unscathed 2013 record.
The Page sisters are 26-0 this season, winning a hard-fought regional championship against McPherson last week — 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) to advance to this week’s 4A meet at the Kossover Tennis Center with a perfect record.
Wamego coach Jim Page said the championship match was an example of how Kaylee and Lanie have played together all year.
“Kaylee and Lanie really stuck together, provided support, and built each other up,” Page told The Wamego Smoke Signal. “If one had a bad play, the other really picked them up and they went on. Sometimes I think people miss that in them, just how strong mentally they are, and take them for granted.”
Kaylee and Lanie are among the top girls’ basketball players in Kansas, with Kaylee already committed to play at Nebraska next season. The two helped lead the Red Raiders to a state title in girls’ basketball last year.
This is the first year the sisters have played doubles together. The 4A meet begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.