Beach Junior Tour Hosts Heart of America Open

Date Posted: 6/15/2011

Candice Kasischke

June 14, 2011

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Candice Kasischke

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 14, 2011) – Junior beach volleyball players enjoyed gorgeous 80-degree weather as the 2011 USA Beach Junior Tour hosted more than 35 teams at the Heart of America Open on June 14 at Volley Beach in Kansas City, Mo.

Lacey Angello (Lansing, Kan.) and Madison Lilley (Overland Park, Kan.) captured first place in the girls’ under-12 (U-12) division and Peyton Uhlenhake (Olathe, Kan.) and Katlyn Giefer (Overland Park, Kan.) won second place. Kennedy Farris (Lansing, Kan.) and Kyly Hutson (Olathe, Kan.) tied Jaclynn Sparks (Kansas City, Mo.) and Baylee Marlborough (Blue Springs, Mo.) for third place.

Samantha Nay (Parkville, Mo.) and Anne Geiger (Kansas City, Mo.) placed first in the girls’ U-14 division. In second place was the Copell, Texas, team of Jamie Stivers and Alexis Martinez. Kylie Farris (Leavenworth, Kan.) and Taylor Nill (Olathe, Kan.) tied for third with Elizabeth Conard (Overland, Kan.) and Megan Tokic (Olathe, Kan.).

In the girls’ U-16 division, Jenna Miller (Overland Park, Kan.) and Jarin Braithwait (Leawood, Kan.) won first place. Brittany Thomas (Leawood, Kan.) and Madison Palmer (Kansas City, Mo.) took second. Kali Eaken (Raytown, Mo.) and Madison Fletcher (Overland Park, Kan.) tied for third place with Anisa Moore (Overland Park, Kan.) and Mia Swanegan (Blue Springs, Mo.).

In first place for the girls’ U-18 division was Alexa Ethridge (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and Amelia Held (Festus. Mo.). The Lenexa, Kan., team of Lauren Ford and Hanna Forst took second. Tied for third-place was the Overland Park, Kan., team of Hannah Sittig and Morgan VanGerpen and team of Kathryn Smith (Liberty, Mo.) and Jennie Kinsella (Kansas City, Mo.).

The USA Beach Junior Tour makes its next two stops this weekend at the North Coast Open in Chicago, Ill., on June 18 and the Central Open in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 19.

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