Oilers’ Ryan owns perfect record
BY JIM MISUNAS
CLAFLIN — Central Plains freshman Peyton Ryan owns a 33-0 singles record and earned the No. 1 seed at the 3-1A state tennis championship Friday at Wichita’s Riverside Tennis Center.
Ryan’s closest match was an 8-6 pro-set victory over Smoky Valley’s 3A state qualifier Jake Lucas (28-5). What’s amazing is Ryan has won 117 consecutive games since his victory over Lucas April 27.
“I’m surprised I’ve won them all,” Ryan said. “But the record doesn’t mean too much. We certaintly were not expecting the No. 1 seed. But I’m feeling pretty good about my game. I’m sure the state tournament will be tough competition.”
Perennial 3-1A state champion Wichita Collegiate features Grant Ramsey (10-2) and Nick Grabon (15-4) in the singles bracket. Ryan owns two wins over Hesston’s Rhain Isaac (23-5), the 12th-place finisher from 2019.
Ryan plays a patient, mistake-free game that pressures the opponent to continue to keep the ball in play.
“I basically try to get my serve in (75%),” Ryan said. “I play my game from the baseline and don’t volley too much. I’m come into the net with a short ball. Probably, half the time I hit a winner and half the time, the other player misses a shot.”
The Oilers’ doubles team of Karter Beck/Michael Menges, Central Plains (21-13) captured a regional title and earn a second-round match.
Hoisington’s regional singles runner-up Evan Foltz (24-9) will play a second-round match Friday.
Hoisington’s Braden Mooney (23-11) draws Smoky Valley’s Jake Lucas (28-5) in singles.
In doubles, it’s Ellinwood’s Nathan Ringwald/Giovanni Battistoni, Ellinwood (15-9) versus Scott City’s Dylan Duff/Sage Stoecklein, Scott City (17-4); Hoisington’s Hunter Morris/Ryan Woydziak, Hoisington (23-8) versus Wichita Trinity’s Drew Bryant/Dillon Bryant (22-7) and Hoisington’s Mason Haxton/Chase Maier, Hoisington (13-16) against Wichita Trinity’s Sam Ralston/Matthew Draper (23-11).
WICHITA — Central Plains freshman Peyton Ryan lost to Rossville's Alex Sherer 6-0, 6-4 in Friday's quarterfinals at the 3-1A state tennis championship at the Riverside Tennis Center. Ryan (34-1) will play in Saturday's consolation bracket.
Hoisington's Ryan Foltz (24-11) and Braden Mooney (23-13) each lost two matches.
Central Plains' Karter Beck/Michael Menges (22-15) defeated Scott City's Dylan Duff/Sage Stoecklein 9-4 and finished 1-2. Ellinwood's Nathan Ringwald/Giovanni Battistoni, Ellinwood (16-11) defeated Scott City's Dylan Duff/Sage Stoecklein 7-5, 7-5, then lost two matches.
Hoisington’s Hunter Morris/Ryan Woydziak, Hoisington (23-10) and Hoisington’s Mason Haxton/Chase Maier, Hoisington (13-18) finished with 0-2 records.
3A SINGLES QUALIFIERS
WICHITA RIVERSIDE TENNIS CENTER
1—Alex Sherer, Rossville vs. Jake Lucas, Smoky Valley; Nick Grabon, Wichita Collegiate vs. Caleb Bartels, KC Christian
3—Alex Sherer, Rossville vs. Jake Lucas, Smoky Valley; Nick Grabon, Wichita Collegiate vs. Caleb Bartels, KC Christian
SEMIFINALS—Sherer vs. Lucas; Grabon vs. Bartels
QUARTERFINALS—Sherer def. Peyton Ryan, Central Plains, 6-0, 6-4; Lucas def. Rhain Isaac, Hesston, 6-2, 6-4; Grabon def. Anthony Clennan, Hutchinson Trinity, 6-1, 6-2; Bartels def. Cole Mathews, Wichita Trinity, 6-1, 6-1
SECOND ROUND—Ryan def. Connor Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity, 6-1, 6-0; Sherer def. Colby Osner, Conway Springs, 8-0, 6-1; Isaac def. Korben Clawson, Meade, 6-1, 4-6 (12-10); Lucas def. Grant Ramsey, Wichita Collegiate, 6-2, 6-3; Grabon def. Ian Garis, KC Christian, 6-0, 6-0; Clennan def. Max Bieker, Smoky Valley, 6-1, 6-0; Bartels def. Max Kice, Wichita Classical, 6-3, 6-0; Mathews def. Evan Foltz, Hoisington, 6-1, 6-0
FIRST ROUND—Harcrow def. Roger Powell, Douglass, 6-2, 6-1; Osner def. Carson Shimer, Sterling, 6-3, 6-1; Clawson def. Luke Formwalt, Shawnee Maranatha, 6-4, 4-6, (12-10); Lucas def. Braden Mooney, Hoisington, 6-0, 6-0; Garis def. Caden Brown, Trego, 6-1, 6-1; Bieker def. Avry Noll, Scott City, 6-3, 6-2; Kice def. Trevor Gamble, Hesston, 6-1, 6-1; Mathews def. Caden Davis, Douglass, 6-0, 6-1
CONSOLATION—Ryan vs. Kice; Noll def. Foltz, 9-4; Osner def. Mooney, 9-7
WICHITA RIVERSIDE TENNIS CENTER
1—Luke Swan/Charlie Dunne, Wichita Collegiate vs. Ben Bollinger/Andrew Schmidt, Hesston; Cole Deutschendorf/Micah Dahlsten, Hesston vs. Owen VanderArk/James VanderArk, KC Christian
3—Luke Swan/Charlie Dunne, Wichita Collegiate vs. Ben Bollinger/Andrew Schmidt, Hesston; Cole Deutschendorf/Micah Dahlsten, Hesston vs. Owen VanderArk/James VanderArk, KC Christian
SEMIFINALS—Swan/Dunne vs. Bollinger/Schmidt; Deutschendorf/Dahlsten vs. VanderArk/VanderArk
QUARTERFINALS—Swan/Dunne def. Drew Bryant/Dillon Bryant, Wichita Trinity, 6-1, 6-0; Bollinger/Schmidt def. Joe Goodman/Caden Pinter, Shawnee Maranatha, 6-1, 6-1; Deutschendorf/Dahlsten def. Ethan Chouinard/Isaac Branam, Wichita-Classical, 6-3, 6-2; VanderArk/VanderArk def. Charlie Nolan/Mark Feng, Wichita Collegiate, 6-1, 6-2
SECOND ROUND—Swan/Dunne def. Nathan Ringwald/Giovanni Battistoni, Ellinwood, 6-0, 6-1; Bryant/Bryant def. Adam Vehring/Brendan Anderson, Ellsworth, 4-5, 6-1, (10-6); Goodman/Pinter def. Karter Beck/Michael Menges, Central Plains, 6-3, 6-3; Bollinger/Schmidt def. Robert Newman/Grant Buresh, KC Christian, 6-3, 6-2; Deutschendorf/Dahlsten def. Bryar O’Neil/Simeon Wassom, Marysville, 6-0, 6-1; Chouinard/Branam def. Micah Burk/Isaac Brungardt, Trego, 6-0, 6-0; VanderArk/VanderArk def. Sam Ralston/Matt Draper, Wichita Trinity, 6-2, 6-2; Nolan/Feng def. Braden Miller/Garrett Hageman, Hutchinson Trinity, 6-0, 6-1
FIRST ROUND—Ringwald/Battistoni def. Dylan Duff/Sage Stoecklein, Scott City, 7-5, 7-5; Bryant/Bryant def. Hunter Morris/Ryan Woydziak, Hoisington, 6-4, 6-2; Goodman/Pinter def. Max Ball/Charlie Graham, Wichita Classical, 6-4, 3-6, (11-9); Newman/Buresh def. Tucker Peine/Preston Mullere, Columbus, 6-3, 6-0; O’Neil/Wassom def. Seth Ohl/Aidan May, Conway Springs, 7-5, 7-5; Chouinard/Branam def. Chase Bourbon/Jaret Brungardt, Ellsworth, 6-4, 6-2; Ralston/Draper def. Mason Haxton/Chase Maier, Hoisington, 6-0, 6-1; Miller/Hageman def. Elias Cardenas/Jakob Koon, Colby, 6-2, 6-3
CONSOLATION—Ball/Graham def. Ringwald/Battistoni, 9-3; Beck/Menges def. Duff/Stoecklein, 9-4; Newman/Buresch def. Beck/Menges, 9-5; Newman/Buresch def. Morris/Woydziak, 9-0; O’Neil/Wassom def. Haxton/Maier, 9-1