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Kapaun High freshman, late Winfield coach earn Kansas tennis honors

Kapaun freshman Reagan Boleski has been named the Junior Female Player of the Year in Kansas by the U.S. Tennis Association.
Kapaun freshman Reagan Boleski has been named the Junior Female Player of the Year in Kansas by the U.S. Tennis Association. The Wichita Eagle

It was a good year for tennis in the Wichita area

The U.S. Tennis Association has named Kapaun High freshman Reagan Boleski the Kansas Junior Female Player of the Year and former Winfield coach Brian Shaw, who died of colon and prostate cancer in September, its Kansas High School Coach of the Year.

Shaw was beloved in the Winfield community. He coached the Vikings for 10 years and battled cancer for two months after it was diagnosed in July.

Boleski was one of the top freshmen in the state this season. She finished third in Class 5A singles and third at Kapaun’s regional tournament. She finished her season 24-6.

Complete awards

Adult Player of the Year: Linda Johnson, Salina

Adult Recreational Player of the Year: Shirlene Sheperd, Salina

Junior Player of the Year - Female: Reagan Boleski, Wichita

Junior Player of the Year - Male: Mason Thieu, Topeka

Junior Recreational Player of the Year - Female: Sophia Spies, McPherson

Junior Recreational Player of the Year - Male: Isaak Bowman, Derby

Junior Sportsmanship Awards:

Boys 10’s - Isaac Ramirez, Arkansas City

Boys 12’s - Davian Spies, McPherson

Boys 14’s - Harris Kossover, Wichita

Boys 16’s - Colby Klotz, Arkansas City (Missouri Valley Section Award-Winner)

Boys 18’s - Charlie Foss, Wichita

Girls 10’s - Mia Jaramillo, Wichita

Girls 14’s - Grace Schaefer, Andover

Girls 16’s - Clara Whitaker, Wichita; Julia Ames, Haysville

Girls 18’s - Jacey Arnett, Arkansas City

Tennis Family of the Year: Contee Family, Topeka

Organization Member of the Year: Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center, Wichita; Sara Rasmussen, Director of Tennis

Outstanding Contributor to Youth Tennis Programs: Sara Rasmussen, Wichita (Missouri Valley Section Award-Winner)

Outstanding Contributor to Youth High Performance Programs: Danny Williams, Topeka

USTA Junior Team Tennis Organizer: Janet Glaser, Wichita (Missouri Valley Section Award-Winner)

Outstanding Contributor to USTA League Tennis: Jim Bauersfeld, Topeka

Outstanding Adult/Senior Tournament: 2018 Kansas Sunflower State Games Tennis Event

Outstanding Junior Tournament: KS BG 12-18 Riverside Open District Championship #1

Outstanding Official: Laura Norman, Wichita

Media Excellence: Shane Konicki, KWCH-TV, Wichita

Outstanding Diversity Achievement: Wichita Community Tennis Diversity Programming, Lisa Sutherland

Event of the Year: Wichita Tennis Open, Lisa Sutherland

High School Coach of the Year: Brian Shaw, Winfield

USTA Missouri Hall of Fame Inductee: Ken Brown, Independence

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