TOPEKA — Macy Moyers became the first Great Bend High School freshman to medal at the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament, taking 12th place on Sunday at Kossover Tennis Center.
Moyers broke through to the medal rounds after winning three of four matches during Friday’s action.
“I think everybody did especially well,” GBHS head coach Shannon Schartz said of his four athletes who competed in the state tournament. “It’s neat to have a freshman medal.”
Doubles team Brianna Schartz and Jami McVay and singles player Morgan Francis were eliminated during Friday’s competition.
Moyers, who reinjured an ankle during a regional tournament, wasn’t able to get any traction against her opponents on Sunday after the tournament was postponed a day due to inclement weather.
“If anything, I think the extra day off helped her,” Shannon Schartz said. “It gave her a day to rest her ankle a bit.”
Moyers dropped three matches on Sunday to fall to 12th place. Prior to this year’s tournament, only the top 10 players were given medals.
Great Bend finished 11th out of 20 teams.
— Kevin Price
Class 5A State
Kossover Tennis Center
Macy Moyers (12th place) — lost to Heidi Klaasen, Arkansas City, 9-2; lost to Maddie Oxler, Bishop Carroll, 9-2; lost to Megan Wong, Andover Central, 9-2