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Great Bend places third at home round robin
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Panthers finish third at round robin. - photo by Travis Hendryx


Sterling High School racked up 18 points and a first place finish at Tuesday’s Great Bend round robin at Veterans Park.

Hays was runnerup with 12 points while Great Bend finished the day with 10 points. Dodge City, Meade and Larned rounded out the bottom half of the competition in order.

“We had our ups and downs Tuesday,” said coach Dustin Wheeler. “The great thing about competition is the player who is willing to make changes and adapt in certain situations is usually the one that comes out on top. We are in that process right now of learning how to adapt in our matches.”

Macy Moyers paced the team in No. 1 singles with 6-1 and 6-0 victories over Brooke Forinesh of Hays and Larned’s Amanda Lessard. Moyers then dropped a 6-4 decision in the finals round to Sterling’s Madison Thrasher.

Addi Westhoff represented the Panthers in No. 2 singles. Westhoff fell in her opening match to Sarah Wyse of Hays in a 6-0 decision. She then defeated Larned’s Catherine Orth in a 6-2 score in the last round of pool play. Westhoff then suffered a 6-4 defeat against Dodge City’s Suzy Arkell in the finals round.

In No.1 doubles Taylor Huslig and Carly Boyd defeated Sylina Zhang and Joslyn Dinkel of Hays by a score of 6-2. The two then downed Grace Marshall and Emily Herrman of Larned in a 6-0 shutout. In the finals round, Huslig and Boyd dropped a 6-3 decision to Sterling’s Jessica Thurpy and Lindsey Gilmore.

Rebecca Dawson and Rachel Carpenter represented the Panthers in No. 2 doubles. The duet lost in their opening match to Gabby Taliefarro and Brianna Forinash of Hays by a score of 6-3. Dawson and Carpenter then picked up a 6-2 win over Larned’s Ali Leiker and Abby Ketty before falling in the finals to Skyler Childress and Marissavel Rodriguez of Dodge City, 6-2.

The Panthers will be in home action this Saturday at the annual GBHS Invitational. First serve is scheduled for 9 a.m.