Redskin tennis takes second at Valley Center PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 09:20

Special to the Leader & Times

Liberal Varsity Tennis took second place at the Valley Center Varsity Tennis Invitational Saturday. Valley Center took furst place team honors with 22 points followed by Liberal with 21 points and Wichita Northwest with 21 points.

Individual Results:

No. 1 Singles — Josh Hamilton injured his back in the first match but managed to limp to a sixth place finish, 1-3, on the day. He lost  to Austin Awtrey from Wichita Northwest 3-8. He lost to McPherson’s Daniel Allmon 5-8, then defeated Augusta’s Nick Steefes 8-0. Unable to run down balls, Josh lost to Pittsburg’s Michael Giffin 6-8 for sixth.

No. 2 Singles — Larcyn Carter went 2-2 on the day finishing fifth. He lost a tough tie-breaker match 8-7 (5) to Wichita Northwest’s Devin Handley. He lost 5-8 to McPherson’s Cody Persson, then he rebounded defeating Keaton Christner from Augusta 8-0.  In a match for fifth place, Larcyn manhandled Daniel Funk from Maize 8-0.

No. 1 Doubles — Vince Nguyen and Duc Nguyen continued their impressive play going 4-0 on the day earning first-place honors. They defeated Wichita Northwest’s team of Seth McDaniel/Brayley Basselle 8-3. They defeated McPherson’s Smith/Peters 8-1, defeated Augusta’s Hallmark/Brenhoeber 8-4, then defeated Pittsburg’s Hall/Cloninger 8-0 to win gold medals.

No. 2 Doubles — Ozzy Villarreal and Tony Rodriguez went 4-0 on the day earning first-place honors. They defeated Wichita Northwest’s Austin Hasse/Daniel Depew 8-5, defeated McPherson’s Houghton/Stoss, defeated Augusta’s Tabor/Brookins 8-1, and completed a dominating tournament with a victory over Valley Center’s Mayfield/Berning 8-1 to win their first gold medal as a team.

The Redskins travel to Ulysses today for an invitational tournament.

Tuesday the team will tavel to Emporia to face competition from the east side of the state, and Saturday the team will travel to Colby to complete a busy week.

 
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