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Great Bend netters compete at regionals
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The 2016 Great Bend girls tennis team features front row, Yulizza Barerra, Audrey Muth, Maddy Otter, Katherine Snapp; second row, Sayler Peplinski, Priscella Ramirez, Mindy Wittig, Jessica Nieto, Addison Ingram, Allison Muth, Alexis Folkerts; back row, coach Renee Buntain, Sydney McAfee, Addison Westhoff, Emma Bieker, Kira Cook, Gentry Schneider, Alyssa Strickland, head coach Joseph Bliven.

MAIZE — Great Bend’s Addi Westhoff and Kira Cook pushed a Class 5A state qualifier from Maize High in a surprisingly tight 6-4, 7-5 loss to Madi Arnold and Ana Bo.
“My No. 1 doubles team (12th seed) nearly upset the 4th-seeded Maize team in a very close and well-played match,” said Great Bend coach Joseph Bliven. “Overall I was proud of their performance and the leaps-and-bounds they have made as tennis players since we started up in August. We came away with three first round losses and didn’t qualify for state.”
Addison Ingram lost a first round to Salina Central’s Karley Benson, 6-1, 6-0. Salina South’s state qualifier Jessica Smith and Camweron deefated Great Bend’s Jessica Nieto and Alexis Folkerts, Great Bend, 6-2, 6-0.

TEAM SCORES—1—Salina South 20; 2—Salina Central 15; 3—Maize High 13; 4—Valley Center 9; 5—Wichita Heights 1; Great Bend, Newton 0
1st—Sydney McAdoo, SS def. Lillie Williams, VC, 6-3, 6-4
3rd—Brittany Blackim, SC def. Tesa Wilcox, SS, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
5th—Karley Benson, SC def. Sydney McGrown, Maize, 6-7 (7-2), 6-2, 6-4; 5th-place qualifier—Benson def. Abby Musgrove, VC, 6-3, 6-0; McGrown def. Victoria Bishop, VC, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
SEMIFINALS—McAdoo def. Wilcox, 6-1, 6-1; Williams def. Blackim, 6-3, 6-4
QUARTERFINALS—McAdoo def. Musgrove, 6-0, 6-2; Wilcox def. Benson, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8; Blackim def. McGrown, 6-1, 6-2; Williams def. Bishop, VC, 6-0, 6-1
FIRST ROUND—Musgrove def. Quinn Rhodes, N, 6-3, 6-3; Wilcox def. Louisa Schafer, Heights, 6-0, 6-0; Benson def. Addison Ingram, GB, 6-1, 6-0; McGrown def. Cattie Arrowsmith, N, 6-1, 6-3; Bishop def. Cyla Hoefgen, Heights, 6-0, 6-0
1st—Rachel Binau-Jessica Sharp, VC def. Emma Norris-Maddie Stack, SC, 6-4, 6-3
3rd—Jessica Coleman-Quinn Munk, SS def. Jessica Smith-Cameron Munk, SS, 5-2, retired
5th—Emma Wituk-Kennadee Utech, Maize def. Madi Arnold-Ana Vo, Maize, 6-2, 6-4; 5th-place qualifier—Wituk-Utech def. Hieger-Holgerson, SC, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Arnold-Vo def. Johnson-Stephenson, Heights, 6-3, 6-2
SEMIFINALS—Binau-Sharp def. Coleman-Munk, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5; Norris-Stack def. Smith-Munk, 6-2, 6-3
QUARTERFINALS—Binau-Sharp def. Johnson-Stephenson, 6-2, 6-0; Coleman-Munk def. Arnold-Vo, 4-6, 6-3, 10-2; Smith-Munk def. Hieger-Holgerson, 4-6, 6-3, 10-7; Norris-Stack def. Wituk-Utech, 7-5, 6-3
FIRST ROUND—Johnson-Stephenson def. Feather-Toews, VC, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; Arnold-Vo def. Addison Westhoff-Kira Cook, Great Bend, 6-4, 7-5; Smith-Munk def. Jessica Nieto-Amanda Folkerts, Great Bend, 6-2, 6-0; Hieger-Holgerson def. Jones-Schmidt, N, 6-2, 6-2; Wituk-Utech def. Loyd-Wedel, N, 6-3, 6-4