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Kansas girl with local ties wins state tennis title

State doubles champions in Kansas

Photo courtesy of The Harbinger …
Bryson Langford, left, and Greta Stechschulte, right, won the Kansas 6A doubles state championship last week. The two are freshmen at Shawnee Mission East High School, near Leawood, Kansas. Langford is the daughter of former local tennis stars, Susan Saunders (Salisbury) and Thad Langford (Lexington). Her grandparents are Frank and Anne Saunders of Salisbury.

Staff report

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Bryson Langford and Greta Stechschulte won the Kansas (6A) doubles state championship last week. The two are freshmen at Shawnee Mission East High School.

Langford is the daughter of former local tennis stars, Susan Saunders (Salisbury High School, N.C. State) and Thad Langford (Lexington High, Univ. of Arizona). Saunders was inducted into the Rowan-Salisbury Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Langford’s grandparents are Frank and Anne Saunders of Salisbury.

Both 14-year-olds are ranked nationally — Stechschute at 272 and Langford at 281. 

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