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Bearcats win Larned tennis title
No. 1 singles Dalton Penka hits a backhand return against his Colby oppenent..jpeg
Larned Indian Dalton Penka

LARNED — The Ellsworth Bearcats swept all four divisions to win Tuesday’s Larned Tennis Invitational on a 60-degree day. The Bearcats scored 22 points.

No. 1 singles Cody Oberle, No. 2 singles Cody Bourbon, No. 1 doubles Caden Whetzel-Dalton Zelenka and No. 2 doubles Adam Vehring-David Wesseler swept to first-place finishes.

Whetzel-Zelenka earned a pair of tiebreaker wins, including a 3-6, 6-2 (10-6) victory over Larned’s Andrew Bright-Logan DeMond for first place.

Vehring-Wesseler downed Larned’s Britton-Herrman-Joseph Theis, 8-4 for first place.

Larned’s No. 1 singles Dalton Penka placed third and No. 2 singles Ian Orth finished fourth.


TEAM SCORES—1—Ellsworth 22; 2—Colby 7; 3—Larned 5; 4—Russell 2

NO. 1 SINGLES—1—Joey Oberle, E def. Drew Starbuck, C, 6-1, 6-4; Oberle, E def. Dalton Penka, L, 6-1, 6-3; Starbuck, C def. Penka, L, 6-0, 6-1 

NO. 2 SINGLES—1—Cody Bourbon, E def. Seth Hutfles, C, 8-4; 3—Sam Ochs, R def. Ian Orth, L, 8-6; Bourbon, E def. Orth, L, 8-3; Bourbon, E def. Ochs, R, 8-1; Hutfles def. Orth, 8-4; Huftles def. Ochs, 8-4 

NO. 1 DOUBLES—1—Caden Whetzel-Dalton Zelenka, E def. Andrew Bright-Logan DeMond, L, 3-6, 6-2 (10-6);  Whetzel-Zelenka, E def. Nathan Lee-Brysen Barton, C, 5-7, 6-2 (10-6); Bright-DeMond, L def. Lee-Barton, C, 6-1, 6-1

NO. 2 DOUBLES—1—Adam Vehring-David Wesseler, E def. Britton Herrman-Joseph Theis, L, 8-4; Vehring-Wesseler, E def. Riley Kraft-Clyde Horinek, C, 7-5, 6-3; Herrman-Theis, L def. Kraft-Horinek, C, 6-4, 6-4