Oilers, Cardinals tie for first
WAKEENEY — Central Plains’ Kyla Metro (21-1) captured the singles championship and the Oilers and Hoisington tied for first place with 26 points at Saturday’s Trego Invitational Tennis Tournament. Metro edged Phillipsburg’s MaKenna Russom 8-7 (7-4) for first place. Greeley County’s Karyln Woelk downed Hoisington’s Claire Crutcher 8-2 for third place.Metro beat Crutcher 8-0 in the semifinals.
In doubles, Phillipsburg’s Jaden Belles/Jocelyn Billings defeated Central Plains’ Ashlyn Armstrong/Ryann Metro 8-3 for third place. Hoisington’s Emma Willesden/Reese Merlau defeated Central Plains’ Elizeia Knapp-Blehm/Grace Lamatsch 8-2 for seventh place. Norton’s Taylor Mapes/Alexis Wonderly defeated Hoisington’s Rayna Bray/Lauren Higgins 8-4 for ninth place.
“We had an awesome tennis meet Saturday,” said Hoisington coach Taylor Smith.
TEAM TOTALS—1—Central Plains 26; Hoisington 26; 3—Phillipsburg 25; 4—Norton 22; 5—WaKeeney-Trego 16; 6—Victoria 13; 7—Osborne 12; 8—Tribune Greeley County 11
SINGLES—1—Kyla Metro, CP def. Makenna Russom, P, 8-7 (7-4); 3—Karlyn Woelk, GC def. Claire Crutcher, H, 8-2; 5—Aurora Nowlin, V def. LeAnne Beikmann, Norton, 8-3; 7—Hailey Petersilie, H def. Averi Daubert, WK, 8-3; 9—Gabby Poels, P def. Mia Coleman, Osborne, 8-7 (8-6); 11—Draper, WK def. Martin, GC, default
Metro def. Petersilie, 8-1; Metro def. Crutcher, 8-5; Petersilie def. Draper, 8-2; Crutcher def. Breiner, Norton, 8-2
DOUBLES—1—Gracie Riner/Leavie Riner, Osborne def. Dylan Hawks/Dahn Hanlon, Norton, 8-6; 3—Jaden Belles/Jocelyn Billings, P def. Ashlyn Armstrong/Ryann Metro, CP, 8-3; 5—Macy Hammerschmidt/Makenna Wellbrock, V def. Kya O’Banion/Annabelle Malsam, WT, 8-3; 7—Emma Willesden/Reese Merlau, H def. Elizeia Knapp-Blehm/Grace Lamatsch, CP, 8-2; 9—Taylor Mapes/Alexis Wonderly, Norton def. Rayna Bray/Lauren Higgins, H, 8-4; 11—Ashlynn Cramer/Jade Nix, WT def. Reagan Crotinger/Annabelle Schneider, GC, 8-7 (7-4)
Knapp-Blehm/Lamatsch def. Bray/Higgins, 8-7 (7-4); Willesden/Merlau def. Crotinger/Schneider, 8-2; Armstrong/Metro def. Albers/Votruba, GC, 8-1; Armstrong/Metro def. Willesden/Merlau, 8-5; Hawks/Hanlon def. Knapp-Blehm/Lamatsch, 8-3; Riner/Riner def. Armstrong/Metro, 8-3; Bray/Higgins def. Cramer/Nix, 8-5; O’Banion/Malsam def. Willesden/Merlau, 8-5