LYONS — Scheduling two extra dates called for early junior-varsity action for the Great Bend High School girls’ tennis team.
The Lady Panthers’ varsity players — namely singles players Morgan Francis and Macy Moyers, along with Jami McVay and Brianna Schartz at doubles — will play their first matches on Thursday at the McPherson tournament.
So GBHS head coach Shannon Schartz used the opportunity to play some of his other prospects this past Thursday at the Lyons varsity quadrangular. Meanwhile, his assistant, Barbi Harris, took another GBHS group to a JV meet in Dodge City the same day.
Great Bend finished in a three-way tie for second place at Lyons, securing runner-up in a tiebreaker. At Dodge, GBHS placed third out of 10 teams.
— Mack McClure
Great Bend High School
Lyons varsity tournament
No. 1 singles — Becca Brining (1-2), third place; lost to Pratt, 6-0; defeated Chaparrral, 6-1; lost to Lyons, 6-3.
No. 2 singles — Rebecca Dawson (1-2), third place; lost to Pratt, 6-1; def. Chaparral, 6-4; lost to Lyons, 6-3.
No. 1 doubles — Estella Schumacher & Athena VanderMeer (1-2), third place; lost to Pratt, 6-0; lost to Chaparral, 6-0; def. Lyons, 6-4
No. 2 doubles — Jessica Freund & Morgan McIntosh (1-2), three-way tie for second place; lost to Pratt, 6-1; lost to Chaparral, 7-6 (7-4); defeated Lyons, 6-1.
Dodge City JV Invitational
At Dodge City
No. 1 singles — Carly Boyd (1-3), fifth place
No. 2 singles — Kira Bunn (5-0), first place
No. 1 doubles — Taylor Huslig & Rachel Carpenter (1-4), eighth place
No. 2 doubles — Misty Wittig & Maria Rameriz (3-2), seventh place