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Moyers wins gold at home invite
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Moyers goes undefeated at home invite. - photo by Travis Hendryx

Macy Moyers topped the competition in No. 1 singles as the Panther senior recorded multiple shutout wins and an undefeated 6-0 record at Saturday’s Great Bend Invitational.

Moyers opened with back-to-back 8-0 shutouts against Liberal’s Tierra Stoney and Nickerson’s Katricza Hirsch. Moyers then picked up a victory by default against Ellinwood. The Eagles only had No. 2 doubles represented at Saturday’s tournament. Moyers had a bye in the fourth round before defeating Leah Stein of Dodge City and Elyssa Carr of Wakeeney in identical 8-0 shutouts. Moyers then won in an 8-2 decision to Garden City’s Shai Cartmill.

In No. 2 singles Addi Westhoff finished in third place at Saturday’s round robin. Westhoff fell in an 8-6 tiebreaker to Liberal’s Valery Esqueda in the first round. She then won her next pair of matches by default to Ellinwood and Nickerson. Following a fourth round bye Westhoff dropped an 8-0 match to Dodge City’s Suzy Arkell before beating Adrian Dietz of Wakeeny, 8-4. Westhoff fell in her final showing to Garden City’s Megan Bordwick, 8-3.

Carly Boyd and Taylor Huslig represented the Panthers in the first flight of doubles play. The two picked up a third place finish Saturday and started off with an 8-0 shutout victory in round one against Jordan Apsley and Nikki Garcia of Liberal. The pair then downed Nickerson’s No. 1 doubles team, 8-2. Boyd and Taylor then won a third round against Ellinwood by default before receiving a fourth round bye. The two then dropped a fifth round 8-5 decision to Dodge City’s Adirana Rodriguez and Hannahy Sowers before defeating Wakeeny’s Kacie Dunn and Molly Moden, 8-4. In the final match, Boyd and Huslig fell to Sally Dinkel and Hayley Victor, 8-6.

Rebecca Dawson and Rachel Carpenter also placed third in No. 2 doubles Saturday and began with a round one 8-3 win over Liberal’s Kayla Trann and Cassy San Diego. They then beat Nickerson’s No. 2 doubles team, 8-1. Dawson and Carpenter were defeated, 8-5, in the third round by Ellinwood before a bye in the fourth round. In the fifth round they fell to Skyler Childress and Marissavel Rodriguez, 8-5. Dawson and Carpenter split their final two matches of the day. Following an 8-6 loss to Wakeeny’s Lexus Haxton and Valerie Scott the two defeated Garden City’s Linh Le and Amanda Powers in a 9-7 decision.   

“The girls played very well and competed very hard,” said coach Dustin Wheeler. “This is the first meet where our entire team placed in the top three in all divisions and I’m very proud of them.”

The Panthers will compete at Dodge City Thursday.