Garden City Invitational
At Garden City
Great Bend results
No. 1 singles — Brooke Tiemeyer lost to Dodge City, 8-0; defeated Cimarron, 8-1; defeated Scott City, 8-5; lost to Meade, 8-1; lost to Hays, 8-3, to finish in sixth place.
No. 2 Singles — Sophia McVay defeated Liberal, 8-4; lost to Meade, 8-3; lost to Hays, 8-3; defeated Liberal, 8-6, for fifth place.
No. 1 Doubles — Abby Hammeke & Randi McAfee defeated Colby, 8-3; lost to Dodge City, 8-0; lost to Scott City, 8-5; defeated Pratt, 8-6, for fifth place.
No. 2 Doubles — Jami McVay & Brianna Schartz defeated Ulysses, 8-1; defeated Hays, 8-6; lost to Dodge City in the finals, 8-7 (7-5), to finish in second place.
GARDEN CITY — The Great Bend High School varsity tennis team ventured out west to Garden City over the weekend and came home with a second-place finish out of 11 schools.
Dodge City won first place, followed by the Lady Panthers, who finished ahead of Colby, Hays, Liberal, Scott City, Meade, Ulysses, Pratt, Garden City and Cimarron.
“This is our best team finish of the year,” Great Bend head coach Shannon Schartz said. “All four entries of the Panthers received a first-round bye as they were seeded in the top 5 in each bracket.”
Great Bend’s No. 2 doubles team — Brianna Schartz and Jami McVay — trailed Dodge City 5-0 before rallying and sending the match to a tiebreaker. The freshmen led 4-1 in the tiebreaker before dropping the match to Dodge City.
“The team played well and we needed every win today to finish second as a team,” Shannon Schartz said.