BY JIM MISUNAS
Great Bend's doubles partner Abbie Moyers enjoys her own unique style, even when she slipped against Dodge City. Like a champion, Moyers picked herself up with the help of No. 1 doubles partner Anna Popp.
Popp checked her partner's ankle and joined Moyers for three consecutive wins over Great Bend Red's Laura Daniel/Sahara Rhiza, 8-1, Hays High's Caroline Robben/Sage Zweifel, 8-0; and Dodge City's Becca Unruh/America Gamez, 8-2.
Moyers/Popp (26-3) worked well together with each player taking their turn swatting winners at the net at Shannon Schartz courts. Moyers/Popp did a nice job getting ahead of their serves. They consistently broke their opponent's serves with solid play and fewer hitting errors in 85-degree temperatures.
Great Bend's No. 1 singles Remi Ingram (3-0) and No. 2 doubles Madison Huslig/Grace Dougherty (3-0) each captured first by beating teams from Great Bend Red, Hays High and Dodge City.
Great Bend Red's No. 2 singles Dinah Newman downed her teammate McKenna Cape, 8-6 for first place.
Great Bend's Black team scored 28 points to finish first with Hays High (18) placing runner-up.
GREAT BEND INVITATIONAL
TEAM SCORES—1—Great Bend Black 28; 2—Hays High 18; 3—Dodge City 8; 4—Great Bend Red 6
GREAT BEND BLACK—1—No. 1 Remi Ingram, 3-0; 2—No. 2 McKenna Cape, 2-1; 1—No. 1 Abbie Moyers/Anna Popp, 3-0; 1—No. 2 Madison Huslig/Grace Dougherty, 3-0; Ingram def. Robben, 8-0; Ingram def. Phillips, 8-3; Ingram def. Weber, 8-1; Newman def. Cape, 8-6; Cape def. Haddaway, 8-5; Cape def. Morales, 8-6; Moyers/Popp def. Robben/Zweifel, 8-0; Moyers/Popp def. Daniel/Rhiza, 8-1; Moyers/Popp def. Unruh/Gamez, 8-2; Huslig/Dougherty def. Deines/Leiker, 8-6; Huslig/Dougherty def. Mink/Ochoa, 8-5; Huslig/Dougherty def. Williams/Muth, 8-4
GREAT BEND RED—4—No. 1 Mollie Phillips, 0-3; 1—No. 2 Dinah Newman, 3-0; 4—No. 1 Laura Daniel/Sahara Rziha, 0-3; 4—No. 2 Ruth Williams/Abby Muth, 0-3; Weber def. Phillips, 8-3; Robben def. Phillips, 8-0; Weber def. Phillips, 8-3; Newman def. Haddaway, 8-1; Newman def. Morales, 8-6; Unruh/Gamez def. Daniel/Rhiza, 8-4; Robben/Zweifel def. Daniel/Gamez, 8-0; Deines/Leiker def. Williams/Muth, 8-4; Mink/Ochoa def. Williams/Muth, 8-5
HAYS HIGH—2—No. 1 Maggie Robben, 2-1; 3—No. 2 Jamie Haddaway, 1-2; 2—No. 1 Caroline Robben/Sage Zweifel, 2-1; 2—No. 2 Taylor Deines/Britnee Leiker, 2-1
DODGE CITY—3—No. 1 Alyssa Weber, 1-2; 4—No. 2 Andrea Morales, 0-3; 3—No. 1 Becca Unruh/America Gamez, 1-2; 3—No. 2 Michaela Mink/Mia Ochoa, 1-2