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Larned finishes in fourth place at Class 3-1A state tennis tourney

POSTED May 14, 2011 9:03 p.m.

HILLSBORO — The Larned High School boys’ tennis team took fourth place while Claflin’s Benn Kirmer took seventh place as the highest individual medalist at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday.
Kirmer beat Jared Friesen of Meade in the seventh-place match, 9-2.
As a team, Claflin took 11th place with eight points because Kirmer was its only entry.
Hoisington tied for 13th with two points.
Kevin VonFeldt was the top finisher for the Indians, winning a ninth-place match against David Horner of Kansas City Christian, 9-2.
Larned’s Jaret Johnson defeated James Cha of Leavenworth Immaculata to take home 11th place with a score of 9-1.

CLASS 3-1A STATE TENNIS
At Hillsboro
Friday, Saturday
BOYS
Team standings

1. Independent, 59; 2. Collegiate, 58; 3. Sterling, 22; 4. Larned, 14; 5. Hutchinson Trinity, 13; 5. KC Christian, 13; 7. Conway Springs, 11; 7. Meade, 11; 9. Hillsboro, 9; 9. KC Maranatha, 9; 11. Claflin, 8; 12. Leavenworth Immaculata, 3; 13. Hoisington, 2; 13. Marysville, 2; 15. South Barber, 1; 15. Neodesha, 1; Scott City, 1; 15. WaKeeney, 1.

Saturday’s results
Singles

First place — Jake Norman, Independent, def. Daniel Ritchie, Collegiate, 6-1, 6-0.
Third place — Corban Aspegren, Independent, def. Travis Osland, Collegiate, 6-2, 6-2.
Fifth place — Jordan Stewart, Sterling, def. Grant Shewey, Hillsboro, 9-3.
Seventh place — Benn Kirmer, Claflin, def. Jared Friesen, Meade, 9-2.
Ninth place — Kevin VonFeldt, Larned, def. David Horner, KC Christian, 9-2.
11th  place — Jaret Johnson, Larned, def. James Cha, Leavenworth Immaculata, 9-1.
Semifinals — Ritchie, Collegiate, def. Aspegren, Independent, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5; Norman, Independent, def. Osland, Collegiate, 6-0, 6-0.
 
Doubles
First place —
Jacob Maddox & Sam McCoy, Independent, def. Hunter Morris & Paul Abromeit, Collegiate, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Third place — Chase Atnip & Clay Holden, Collegiate, def. Michael Lindt & Jason Banning, Hutchinson Trinity, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
Fifth place — Kayl Barkley & Jordan Ast, Conway Springs, def. Brandon King & Colten Anderson, Independent, 9-7.
Seventh place — Alex Siemers & Drew Swank, KC Maranatha, def. Josh Alholm & Jack Steadman, KC Christian, 9-6.
Ninth place — Jared Cullop & Taylor Fair, Sterling, def. Keaton Prather & Jake Jaderston, Sterling, 9-2.
11th place — Jahman Hill & Roeloff Pier, Larned, def. Jaden Friesen & Adam Gleason, Meade, 9-7.
Semifinals — Morris & Abromeit, Collegiate, def. Atnip & Holden, Collegiate, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Maddox & McCoy, Independent, def. Lindt & Banning, 6-3, 6-1.
 
Friday
Singles
First round —
James Cha, Leavenworth Immaculata, def. Jace Thurman, South Barber, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 10-7; Jared Friesen, Meade, def. Daxton Pruter, Neodesha, 6-0, 6-0; Eric Banning, Hutch Trinity, def. Ethan Smith, Hoisington, 6-0, 6-1; Grant Shewey, Hillsboro, def. Jacob Weber, Wakeeney-Trego, 6-1, 6-4; Corban Aspergren, Wichita Independent, def. Isaac Herzog, Ellsworth, 6-0, 6-0; Kevin VonFeldt, Larned, def. Reagan Houchin, 6-3, 4-6, 13-11; Tyler Taphorn, Marysville, def. Zack Brashear, Sterling, 6-2, 6-0.

Second round — Jake Norman, Wichita Independent, def. Cha, Immaculata, 6-2, 6-0; Friesen, Meade, def. Kale Clawson, Ellinwood, 6-1, 6-0; Travis Osland, Collegiate, def. David Horner, KC Christian, 6-1, 6-3; Jaret Johnson, Larned, def. Banning, Hutch Trinity, 6-0, 6-0; Jordan Stewart, Sterling, def. Shewey, Hilslboro, 6-4, 6-4; Aspergren, Independent, def. Eli Alholm, KC Christian, 6-0, 6-0; Benn Kirmer, Claflin, def. VonFeldt, Larned, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 13-11; Daniel Ritchie, Collegiate, def. Taphorn, Marysville, 6-1, 6-2.

Quarterfinals — Norman, Independent, def. Friesen, Meade, 6-2, 6-0; Osland, Collegiate, def. Johnson, Larned, 6-2, 6-3; Aspergren, Independent, def. Stewart, Sterling, 6-0, 6-1; Ritchie, Collegiate, def. Kirmer, Claflin, 6-0, 6-1.
 
Doubles
First round —
Jaden Friesen & Adam Gleason, Meade, def. Corbin Janssen & Carl Minnix, Scott City, 7-5, 6-1; Taylor Wiens & Kelby Ross, Meade, def. Drew Dejmal & Cody Zenger, Republic County, 6-2, 6-2; Michael Lindt & Jason Banning, Hutch Trinity, def. Will Friederich & Brad Tippin, KC Christian, 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Barkley & Jordan Ast, Conway Springs, def. Steven Swank & Robby Thomas, Maranatha, 6-2, 6-3; Colten Anderson & Brandon King, Wichita Independent, def. Isaac Busch & Charlton Holthaus, Marysville, 4-6, 6-2, 10-4; Hunter Morris & Paul Abromeit, Collegiate, def. Railsback & Fife, Neodesha, 6-3, 6-1; Jahman Hill & Roelof Pier, Larned, def. Shawn Troyer & Cody Isern, Ellinwood, 6-1, 6-3; Chris Batt & Chance Buntain, Hoisington, def. Christian Johnson & Blake Wagonbach, South Barber, 6-3, 6-4.

Second round — Jacob Maddox & Sam McCoy, Wichita Independent, def. Friesen & Gleason, Meade, 6-2, 6-1; Josh Alholm & Jack Steadman, KC Christian, def. Wiens & Ross, Meade, 5-7, 6-1, 10-7; Lindt & Banning, Hutch Trinity, def. Logan Gose & Josh Rankin, Ellsworth, 6-0, 6-4; Barkley & Ast, Conway Springs, def. Jared Cullop & Taylor Fair, Sterling, 6-1, 4-6, 10-0; Anderson & King, Independent, def. Keaton Prather & Jake Jaderston, Sterling, 6-3, 6-3; Morris & Abromeit, Collegiate, def. Eli Sherwood & Chad Unrich, WaKeeney-Trego, 6-0, 6-4; Alex Siemers & Drew Swank, Maranatha, def. Hill & Pier, Larned, 6-2, 6-1; Chase Atnip & Colay Holden, Collegiate, def. Batt & Buntain, Hoisington, 6-4, 6-1.

Quarterfinals — Maddox & McCoy, Independent, def. Alholm & Steadman, KC Christian, 6-0, 6-0; Lindt & Banning, Hutch Trinity, def. Barkley & Ast, Conway Springs, 6-2, 4-6, 10-4; Morris & Abromeit, Anderson & King, Independent, 6-3, 6-2; Atnip & Holden, Collegiate, Siemers & Swank, Maranatha, 6-4, 6-4.
— Kevin Price


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