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Oilers' Ryan stays unbeaten in tennis
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LINDSBORG – Two-time 3-1A state tennis runner-up Emily Ryan stayed perfect with four easy 8-0 victories at Thursday’s Smoky Valley Classic. Ryan downed Hesston’s Halle Krehbiel, 8-0 in the singles championship match.

Smoky Valley(43) placed first followed by Central Kansas League rival Hesston (38) and Abilene (38).  The Oilers scored 32 points to place fourth.

Central Plains Oilers Bryanna Hammeke-Kyla Metro placed fifth with an 8-1 victory over Ellsworth’s Maggie Windholz-Nicole Hasse. Hammeke-Metro lost a tiebreaker 8-7 (7-3) in the quarterfinals to Abilene’s Maddie Beswick-Maggie Gillespie.

Oilers Zoe Potter-Jennah Jeffrey downed Chapman’s Katherine Meilquham-Elizabeth Morgan, 8-0 for ninth place.

Hesston’s Mackenzie Unruh-Michaela Martin downed Smoky Valley’s Rachel Yenni-Karik Elliott in the doubles final. 


TEAM TOTALS– 1–Smoky Valley 43; 2—Hesston 38; Abilene 38; 4—Central Plains 32; 5—Ellsworth 30; 6—Hutchinson Trinity 10; 7—Chapman 6; 8—Hillsboro 1


1–Emily Ryan, CP def. Halle Krehbiel, Hesston, 8-0; 

3—Shiann Olberding, Abilene def. Isabelle Wright, SV, 8-2

5—Maggie Vinduska, HT def. Chloe Wolf, SV, 8-6; 

7—Stephanie Soukup, Ellsworth def. Allie Cross, Abilene, 8-4

9—Maggie Carlson, Hesston def. Sophie Jones, Chapman, 8-2 

11—Rachel Sebesta, Ellsworth def. Natliya Contreras, Chapman, 8-3

13—Hayley Hughes, HT def. Cailie Bernhardt, Hillsboro, 8-6 

Ryan def. Cheyenne Funk, Hillsboro, 8-0; Ryan def. Soukup, Ellsworth, 8-0; Ryan def. Wright, SV, 8-0; Krehbiel, Hesston def. Brooke Armstrong, CP, 8-0; Sebesta, Ellsworth def. Armstrong, 8-1; Hughes, HT def. Armstrong, 8-0


1—MacKenzie Unruh-Michaela Martin, Hesston def. Rachel Yenni-Karik Elliott, SV, 8-3; 

3—Jaide Talbott-Jaycee Cunningham, Ellsworth def. Maddie Beswick-Maggie Gillespie, Abilene, 8-3

5—Bryanna Hammeke-Kyla Metro, CP def. Maggie Windholz-Nicole Hasse, Ellsworth, 8-1

7—Elaina McMillan-Emily Jones, SV def. Abi Lillard-Bella Sims, Abilene, 8-5;  

9—Zoe Potter-Jennah Jeffrey, CP def. Katherine Meilquham-Elizabeth Morgan, Chapman, 8-0; 

11—Kyla Isaac-Kailee Funk, Hillsboro def. Tiara Martin-Grace Mosher, Chapman, 8-0

13—Boles-Martin, Hesston def. Neufeldt-Cain, HT, 8-7 (7-1)

Hammeke-Metro def. Martin-Mosher, Chapman, 8-1; Beswick-Gillespie, Abilene def. Hammeke-Metro, 8-7 (7-3); Hammeke-Metro def. McMillan-Jones, SV, 8-6; Talbott-Cunningham, Ellsworth def. Potter-Jeffrey, 8-3; Potter-Jeffrey def. Flores-Khokhar, HT, 8-2; Potter-Jeffrey def. Isaac-Funk, Hillsboro, 8-4