Special to the Leader & Times
The Liberal Redskin Tennis Team got its first taste of success at the Colby Varsity Invitational April 26. Liberal’s team took first place honors with 25 points in a field that included Hays, Colby, Ulysses, Scott City, Trego, and Russell. Hays finished second with 24 points, and Colby placed third with 23 team points. All LHS players contributed the team’s success.
No.1 Singles—Joseph Cotto went 2-1 earning a 3rd Place medal
No. 2 Singles—Mitchell Irby dominated opponents going 3-0 taking 1st Place honors.
No. 1 Doubles—Angel Hernandez/Buddy Buchanan went 2-1 finishing in 4th Place.
No. 2 Doubles—Payton Grant and Sergio Borjas went 2-1 earning a 3rd Place medal.
Emporia High Tennis Varsity Meet
The Redskins didn’t fair as well against the elevated eastern schools of Kansas. Salina Central took 1st Place team honors followed by Great Bend, Emporia, and Andover. Most LHS players failed to win a match today, but Freshman Mitchell Irby upset some Senior varsity players from Emporia, Great Bend, and Andover. Irby went 3-1 on the day bringing home a 2nd Place medal.