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2021 WAC tennis championship
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The GB Middle School 8th-grade girls win the Western Athletic Conference. Team members feature front row—Diane Alvarez, Diana Piedra, McKayla Smith; back row—Raegan Ketch, Kate Welcher, Darcy Feist, Reese King, Marissa Boone.

GARDEN CITY — Great Bend's No. 1 singles Brendyn Schroeder and No. 2 doubles Carlos Jacobo/Caden Bieker each placed third in Tuesday's 2021 Western Athletic Conference Tennis Championship.

Schroeder defeated Liberal's Jack Maxwell 8-3 for third place. Jacobo/Bieker downed Hays High's Edgar Alons/Logan Daniels 8-6 for third place. No. 2 singles Jordan Manning (0-4) and No. 1 doubles Malaki Wasson/Shiv Tushal (0-4) failed to win a match.

Garden City captured the WAC title with 15 points behind first-place No. 1 singles Logan Morren, No. 2 singles Colin Kleysteuber and No. 2 doubles John Tran/Joshua Negron. Dodge City's No. 1 doubles Charles Stillian/Abrham Hernandez placed first.


TEAM TOTALS—1—Garden City 15; 2—Dodge City 13; 3—Great Bend 4; 4—Liberal 3; 5—Hays High 1 

NO. 1 SINGLES—Erik Martinez, DC def. Brendyn Schroeder, GB, 8-3; Logan Morren, GC def. Schroeder, 8-1; Schroeder def. Gabe Garcia, Hays, 8-1; 1—Morren, GC def. Martinez, DC, 8-6; 3—Schroder def. Jack Maxwell, Liberal, 8-3 

NO. 2 SINGLES—Conner Stukenholtz, DC def. Jordan Manning, GB, 8-1; Colin Kleysteuber, GC def. Manning, 8-1; Ivan Armendariuz, Liberal def. Manning, 8-4; Colin Clark, Hays def. Manning, 8-2; 1—Kleystruber, GC def. Stukenholtz, DC, 8-4 

NO. 1 DOUBLES—Charles Stillian/Abraham Hernandez/ GC def. Malaki Wasson/Shiv Tushal, GB, 8-0; Bryce Moore/Chris Velez, DC def. Wasson/Tushal, 8-0; Hudson Brown/Cristobal Sanchez, Liberal def. Wasson/Tushal, 8-4; Henry Fitzthum/Ryan Schuckman, Hays def. Wasson/Tushal, 8-2; 1—Moore/Velez, DC def. Stllian/Hernandez, GC, 8-6

NO. 2 DOUBLES—John Tran/Joshua Negron, GC def. Carlos Jacobo/Caden Bieker, GB, 8-3; Aron Ponce/Oscar Arzaga, DC def. Jacobo/Bieker, 8-4; Jacobo/Beiker def. Brandon Nguyen/Daniel Nguyen, Liberal, 8-1; 1—Tran/Negron, GC vs. Ponce/Arzaga, DC, 8-7 (7-5); 3—Jacobo/Bieker def. Edgar Alonso/Logan Daniels, Hays , 8-6