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Larned Indians third at CKL tennis meet
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PRATT — Larned’s No. 1 doubles Andrew Bright-Logan DeMond and No. 2 doubles Britton Herrman-Joe Theis both placed third in the Central Kansas League tennis tournament.

Bright-DeMond defeated Pratt’s Rafe Donnenwerth-Chase Folkerts, 6-1, 6-1 for third place. Herrman-Theis defeated Pratt’s Luis Garcia Jimenez-Hogan Thompson, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 for third place.

The Indians placed third (35) behind first-place Smoky Valley (57) and runner-up Hesston (53). Smoky Valley won three of four championship matches against Hesston.

Larned and Hoisington are scheduled to compete Thursday and Frida at the 3A WaKeeney tennis regional. Larned’s Dalton Penka, a three-time state qualifier, posted a 2-2 record at last year’s 4A state tournament. 

Hesston’s No. 1 singles Logan Gamble defeated Smoky Valley’s Jake Lucas, 6-2, 6-1 for first place. Smoky Valley’s No. 2 singles Cole Brumbaugh downed Hesston’s Cade Deutschendorf, 6-2, 6-1 in the finals.

Smoky Valley’s No. 1 doubles Matt Lucas-Johann Rauchholz, beat Hesston’s Isaac Decker-Jeb Carlson, 6-3, 6-4 for first place. Smoky Valley’s No. 2 doubles Carson Byers-Cade Schneider defeated Hesston’s Ethan Moran-Ben Bollinger, 6-2, 6-2 for first place.



1—Smoky Valley 57 

2—Hesston 53

3—Larned 35

4—Pratt 31

5—Haven 16

6—Hoisington 13

7—Hillsboro 5


1—Logan Gamble, Hesston def. Jake Lucas, SV, 6-2, 6-1

3—Caden Donnenwerth, Pratt def. Dalton Penka, Larned, 6-2, 6-1

5—Nathan Wells, Haven def. Evan Foltz, Hoisington, 9-1

SEMIFINALS—Gamble def. Donnenwerth, 6-1, 6-1; Lucas def. Penka, 6-2, 6-0

FIRST ROUND—Donnenwerth def. Wells, 6-2, 7-5; Penka def. Ethan Plenert, Hillsboro 6-0, 6-0; Lucas def. Foltz, 6-0, 6-0; CONSOLATION—Foltz def. Plenert, 9-1


1—Cole Brumbaugh, SV def. Cade Deutschendorf, Hesston, 6-2, 6-1

3—Gabe Cheers, Haven def. Ian Orth, Larned, 6-4, 7-5

5—Micah Tatro, Pratt def. Henry Hein, Hillsboro, 9-2 

SEMIFINALS—Brumbaugh def. Cheers, 6-2, 6-0; Deutschendorf def. Orth, 6-3, 6-0 

FIRST ROUND—Cheers def. Hein, 6-4, 6-3; Orth def. Will Spires, Hoisington, 6-1, 6-2; Deutschendorf def. tatro, Pratt, 6-0, 6-0; CONSOLATION—Tatro def. Spires, 9-3 


1—Matt Lucas-Johann Rauchholz, SV def. Isaac Decker-Jeb Carlson. Hesston, 6-3, 6-4

3—Andrew Bright-Logan DeMond, Larned def. Rafe Donnenwerth-Chase Folkerts, Pratt, 6-1, 6-1

5—Keaton Klug-Braden Mooney, Hoisington def. Noah Bartel-Aidan Unruh, Hillsboro, 9-6

SEMIFINALS—Lucas-Rauchholz, SV def. Donnenwerth-Folkerts, Pratt, 6-2, 6-1; Decker-Carlson. Hesston def. Bright-DeMond, Larned, 6-1, 6-1 

FIRST ROUND—Donnenwerth-Folkerts, Pratt def. Klug-Mooney, Hoisington, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-5; Bright-DeMond, Larned def. Bartel-Unruh, Hillsboro, 6-1, 6-0; Decker-Carlson, Hesston def. Jimmy Budge-Jeremy Nisly, Haven, 6-0, 6-0; CONSOLATION—Bartel-Nisly, Haven def. Budge-Nisly, Haven, 9-6 


1—Carson Byers-Cade Schneider, SV def. Ethan Moran-Ben Bollinger, Hesston, 6-2, 6-2

3—Britton Herrman-Joe Theis, Larned def. Luis Garcia Jimenez-Hogan Thompson, Pratt, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0

5—Nick Long-Payton Steiner, Hoisington def. Craft-Zane Jacques, Haven, 9-6

SEMIFINALS—Byers-Schneider, SV def. Herrman-Theis, Larned, 6-1, 6-0; Moran-Bollinger, Hesston def. Garcia Jimenez-Thompson, Pratt, 6-3, 6-2

FIRST ROUND—Herrman-Theis, Larned def. Long-Steiner, Hoisington, 6-0, 6-2; Garcia-Jimenez-Thompson, Pratt def. Craft-Jacques, Haven, 6-3, 6-1; Moran-Bollinger, Hesston def. Bruce Rader-Josiah Jost, Hillsboro, 6-0, 6-0; CONSOLATION—Craft-Jacques, Haven def. Rader-Yost, Hillsboro, 9-3