Red Lion freshman leads way when York-Adams coaches honor top 2020 girls' tennis players

STEVE HEISER
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  • Red Lion freshman Lexi Lakatosh is the York-Adams Division I Girls' Tennis Player of the Year.
  • Gettysburg's Kaitlyn Then is the York-Adams Division II Girls' Tennis Player of the Year.
  • New Oxford's Travis Martin is the York-Adams Division I Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year.
  • York Catholic's John Renard is the York-Adams Division II Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year.

A freshman who emerged as a championship performer in her first season of varsity action headlines the York-Adams League Girls' Tennis Coaches All-Star Teams.

Lexi Lakatosh was named the Division I Player of the Year after capturing the Y-A 3-A singles crown in dominant fashion. Lakatosh won all four of her matches in the league singles tournament in straight sets, losing a total of just six games. In the 3-A title match, the second-seeded Lakatosh downed her Red Lion teammate, Sophie Lanius, 6-2, 6-3.

That earned Lakatosh a berth in the District 3 3-A semifinals.

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Lakatosh and Lanius also finished second in the Y-A 3-A doubles tournament.

Gettysburg's Kaitlyn Then was named the Division II Player of the Year. Then was a quarterfinalist in the Y-A 3-A singles tournament. She teamed with Kim Heinzelmann to finish third in the Y-A 3-A doubles tournament.

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The coaches of the year were New Oxford's Travis Martin in D-I and York Catholic's John Renard in D-II.

Martin guided New Oxford to its first-ever outright D-I girls' championship. The Colonials finished at 8-0 in D-I action, with a lineup that featured three freshmen and four seniors. 

Renard, meanwhile, led York Catholic to a 5-4 season in D-II.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.

YORK-ADAMS LEAGUE GIRLS' TENNIS COACHES' ALL-STAR TEAMS

DIVISION I

Player of the Year: Lexi Lakatosh, Red Lion.

Coach of the Year: Travis Martin, New Oxford. 

First Team

Sophie Lanius, Red Lion.

Sarah McComas, South Western.

Rachel Haupt, Central York.

Grace Heird, Dallastown.

Audrey Stewart, Central York.

Second Team

Kylie Sciuto, Dallastown.

Eryn Little, New Oxford.

Kayla Hoffman, New Oxford. 

Ini Ekaha, York Suburban. 

Abigail Miller, York Suburban. 

Alex Clancy, York Suburban. 

Honorable Mention

Hannah Sult, Dallastown; Alex Wolf, New Oxford; Namya Jindal, Dallastown; Jiselle Castano, Northeastern; Lael Marshall, Northeastern; Emma Pequignot, Dover; Alison Horick, New Oxford; Joslyn Loss, New Oxford; Sarah Diehl, Spring Grove. 

DIVISION II

Player of the Year: Kaitlyn Then, Gettysburg.

Coach of the Year: John Renard, York Catholic. 

First Team 

Evelyn Whiteside, Eastern York. 

Brianna Serruto, Kennard-Dale.

Alisa Steele, West York. 

Peyton Joines, Susquehannock.   

Carina Roberts, York Catholic. 

Ali Zapach, Susquehannock.   

Kim Heinzelmann, Gettysburg. 

Second Team 

Tori Santoriello, Kennard-Dale.

Julie Rubleman, Kennard-Dale.

Ella Knox, Delone Catholic.   

Olivia Roth, Delone Catholic.   

Anne Miles, Bermudian Springs.

Chloe Hoover, West York. 

Megan Cramer, Susquehannock.   

Honorable Mention

Tessa Bryan, Susquehannock; Angela Kontz, Susquehannock; Diana Kelbaugh, Susquehannock; Anne Jackson, Susquehannock; Ireland Brennan, York Catholic; Ella Linthacum, York Catholic; Lexi Sanderson, West York; Grace Macarelli, Kennard-Dale; Shannon Fletcher, Kennard-Dale.