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Moyers inks to play tennis at FHSU
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COURTESY PHOTO Macy Moyers of Great Bend has signed Thursday to play tennis with Fort Hays State University. Pictured left to right are: Back row, Shannon Schartz. former coach, and Dustin Wheeler, coach; seated, Lorrie Moyers (mom), Moyers, and Randy Moyers (dad).

Great Bend High School girls’ tennis standout Macy Moyers signed to play tennis with Fort Hays State University Thursday.
“I had looked at many possible schools and Fort Hays State University just stood out to me as the perfect fit,” Moyers said. “I had been looking for a school that was preferably an NCAA school, has a history of academic success, with a curriculum that will fit what I want to work towards for a career. It needed to have a competitive team with players to push me to be my best, and a school not clear across the country.”
Fort Hays’ head tennis coach Brian Flax had been recruiting Moyers for quite a while and he has a family-type atmosphere with his team, and the girls really enjoy playing for him and FHSU, she said.  
“I want a school that makes academics the priority – tennis is lots of fun, but most importantly I’m going to college to prepare for a career.
FHSU earned the ITA All-Academic team recognition with five players that made the ITA scholar-athlete award last year. “That’s impressive and I want to be part of that.”
Moyers accomplishments as a GBHS Panther included:
• Four-time WAC champion
• Four-time All WAC Team
• Two-time WAC player of the Year
• Two-time regional champion
• Four-time state quailifer and four-time state medalist (only player in Great Bend history to do so)
• All-time career win leader in GBHS history (140 wins)
Flax has said this is his best recruiting class ever. He has signed four ranked players to this class to go along with the returning players next year.
“That should make for a really fun and competitive team for several years,” Moyers said.
Also being that it is close to home is also great as her family will be able to come watch me play. “My mom and dad and one of my brothers attended FHSU, so I have always been familiar with the tigers. My Dad played tennis for FHSU also.
“I had such a great time playing tennis at GBHS for coach Schartz and coach Wheeler,” she said. “It means a lot to me that coach Schartz even though he was retired from GBHS was still there for me this past season, always rooting me on, and giving me words of encouragement.
Wheeler will continue to do a great job and she thanked him for all he did.
Also, GBHS Activities Director David Meter and his wife were very special as they traveled to watch her play when they didn’t need to. “That shows the great people we have here at GBHS. I have made so many friends and memories at GBHS and through tennis,” she said. “It’s great to know that my tennis isn’t over, I’m not done yet.”
She is the daughter of Lorrie and Randy Moyers of Great Bend.