Two years, two United Kansas Conference titles for Topeka West tennis.

The Chargers, who won the 2023 UKC crown in their first year in the league on the way to the Class 5A championship, swept the singles and doubles titles in Tuesday's meet at Kossover Tennis Center on the way to a title repeat by a 65-61 margin over Piper.

"Today was a little bit tighter of a tournament than last year was,'' Topeka West coach Kurt Davids said. "Hats off to Piper, their first year of having a program and placing second in league and pushing us right to the end.''

TopekaWestUKCTENNISTopeka West tennis poses for a team picture after winning its second straight United Kansas Conference team title. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

MaagMcGeeTENNISTopeka West seniors Caden McGee (left) and James Maag both reached the 100-win miletone in Tuesday's UKC tennis meet. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Topeka West's senior trio of doubles players Caden McGee and Caleb Weybrew and singles player James Maag keyed the Chargers' title run, with McGee and Weybrew taking an 8-1 win over Piper in the doubles final while Maag took an 8-0 win over Piper's John Vogel.

Both McGee and Weybrew and Maag entered Tuesday's tournament as favorites and came through for the Chargers.

"They kind of did was expected of them,'' Davids said of McGee, Weybrew and Maag, all returning 5A state placers.

The Chargers also got a fifth-place finish from the doubles team of seniors Alex Engel and Cori Bidwell.

"My (No.) 2 doubles, players of the day guess,'' Davids said. "They were seeded 10th coming in and they finished fifth and their only loss on the day was to the team that finished second, so they really stepped up and come through for us. Without that we wouldn't have done it.''

McGee and Maag also reached career milestones on Tuesday, with both Charger standouts reaching the 100-win mark. 

"It's a good milestone, and I didn't even know it was happening,'' Davids said. "I'm just kind of accustomed to those guys being successful and congrats to them and hopefully we'll add a few more than that.''

Seaman finished third as a team in Tuesday's meet while Shawnee Heights tied for fifth.

West, Seaman and Shawnee Heights are also scheduled to compete in the city championship at Kossover on Wednesday before competing in a 5A regional Friday at Emporia.

"I think we're picking at the right time and we're moving in the right direction,'' Davids said.


At Kossover Tennis Center

Team scores

Topeka West 65, Piper 61, Seaman 39, De Soto 38, Basehor-Linwood 36, Shawnee Heights 36, Lansing 32, Leavenworth 13.

Individual results


Championship -- James Maag, Topeka West, def. John Vogel, Piper, 8-0.

Third -- Sebastian Henke, Basehor-Linwood, def. Gavin Hunerdosse, De Soto, 8-0.

Fifth -- Baird Greenamyre, Piper, def. Gavin Dutton, Seaman, 8-2.


Championship -- McGee/Weybrew, Topeka West, def. Johnson/Gambrill, Piper, 8-1.

Third -- Province/Frick, De Soto, def. Dennis/Dennis, Lansing, 8-4.

Fifth -- Engel/Bidwell, Topeka West, def. Austin/Poyner, Shawnee Heights, 8-6.


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