GARDEN CITY — The Central Plains boys tennis team rode a runner-up finish by doubles team of Kade Beck and Brett Liebl to the runner-up Class 3-1A state tennis trophy.
Beck and Liebl lost 6-7 (7-5), 6-1, 6-0 to Kansas City Christian’s Jackson VanderAark and Mitchell Paul in Saturday’s doubles championship match.
Beck and Liebl advanced to the finals with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 semifinal victory over Hutchinson Trinity’s Dylan DeLuca and Jacob Harcrow. Beck and Liebl defeated Hesston’s Jorge Morales-Jeb Carlson 6-2, 6-0 and Conway Springs’ Trenton Jones and Josh Dugan 6-0, 6-1.
Sterling won the team championship with 40 points and earned a pair of head-to-head victories against Central Plains that essentially determined the team championship.
Sterling’s William Weiner placed third and Kyler Comley placed fifth in singles. Max Fulbright and Edward Weiner placed seventh and Brett Riffel and Kyler Comley finished ninth in doubles.
Devin Ryan placed seventh with a 9-3 victory over Meade’s Andrea Dentamoro. Ryan won three of five matches and lost 7-5, 6-4 to Sterling’s William Weiner in the second round after winning 6-1, 6-0 over Hiawatha’s Joseph Kunkel.
Sterling’s Brett Riffel-Kenan Comley defeated Paxton Hammeke-Lawson Oeser of Central Plains, 6-4, 6-2. Hammeke and Oeser finished with a 1-2 record.
Oiler Aaron Schneweis lost 6-4, 6-4 to Wichita Independent’s Gabe Carnley.
Hoisington’s Jared Curtis-Cameron Knapp finished a strong tournament with a 11th-place 9-2 victory over Grady Jacobs and Kaylan Olivas of SW Heights. Curtis and Knapp finished with a 3-3 record. They lost 6-1, 6-1 to Dylan DeLuca-Jacob Harcrow of Hutchinson Trinity.
Hoisington’s Tre Hinds-Michael MacMahon lost both matches. Hoisington’s Kirk Reisner lost two matches after losing a hard-fought 6-3, 0-6, (10-8) tiebreaker to Chaparral’s Denver Hartson that was decided by one point.
3-1A STATE TENNIS
TEAM TOTALS—1—Sterling 40; 2—Central Plains 25; 3—Hutchinson Trinity 24 (wins tiebreaker); 4—Shawnee Maranatha 24; 5—Conway Springs 23, KC Christian 23; 7—Salina Sacred Heart 15; 8—Hesston 13; 9—Norwich 12; 10—Ellsworth 11; 11—Meade 10; 12—WaKeeney-Trego 6; 13—Hoisington 5; 14—SW Heights 4; 15—Chaparral 3; 16—Hiawatha 2, Lawrence Seabury 2; 18--South Barber 1
1ST—Stratton Brown, SSH def. Daniel Siemers, Maranatha, 6-0, 6-2
3RD—William Weiner Sterling def. Davis Roe, Norwich, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)
5TH—Kyler Comley, Sterling def. Aaron Bowlin, Maranatha, 9-5
7TH—Sean Clennan, HT def. Alex Haxton, WT, 9-5
9TH—Devin Ryan, CP def. Andrea Dentamoro, Meade, 9-3
11TH—Luke Bellar, CS def. Tristan Harcrow, HT, 9-6
SEMIFINALS--Brown, Sacred Heart def. Roe, Norwich, 6-0, 6-0; Siemers, Marantha def. Weiner, Sterling, 6-1, 6-0
THIRD ROUND--Brown, Sacred Heart def. Bowlin, Maranatha, 6-2, 6-0; Roe, Norwich def. Dentamoro, Meade, 6-0, 6-1; Weiner, Sterling def. Ryan, Central Plains, 7-5, 6-4; Siemers, Marantha def. Comley, Sterling, 7-5, 6-3
SECOND ROUND--Brown, Salina Sacred Heart def. Hartson, Chaparral, 6-0, 6-0; Bowlin, Shawnee Maranatha def. Haxton, Trego, 6-4, 6-2; Roe, Norwich def. Gamble, Hesston, 6-1, 6-0; Dentamoro, Meade def. Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity, 6-3, 6-1; Ryan, Central Plains def. Kunkel, Hiawatha, 6-1, 6-0; Weiner, Sterling def. Bellar, Conway Springs, 6-0, 6-0; Siemers, Shawnee Maranatha def. Sean Reeves, Chaparral, 6-0, 6-0; Comley, Sterling def. Gabe Carnley, Wichita Independent, 6-0, 6-0
FIRST ROUND--Denver Hartson, Chaparral def. Kirk Reisner, Hoisington, 6-3, 0-6; Alex Haxton, WaKeeney-Trego def. Jacob Kautz, Conway Springs, 6-0, 7-5; Logan Gamble, Hesston def. Kyle Tollefson, Hiawatha, 6-0, 6-1; Tristan Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity def. Caleb Kern, KC Christian, 6-4, 2-6 (10-8); Joseph Kunkel, Hiawatha def. Sean Clennan, Hutchinson Trinity, 6-2, 6-3; William Weiner, Sterling def. Hogan Spencer, KC Christian, 6-0, 6-1; Sean Reeves, Chaparral def. Robert Evans, SW Heights, 6-0, 6-0; Gabe Carnley, Wichita Independent def. Aaron Schneweis, Central Plains, 6-4, 6-4
CONSOLATION—Gamble, Hesston def. Reisner, Hoisington, 9-5; Bellar, Conway Springs def. Schneweis, CP, 9-4
3-1A STATE DOUBLES
1ST—Jackson Vander Ark-Mitchell Paul, KC Christian def. Kade Beck-Brett Liebl, Central Plains 6-7 (7-5), 6-1, 6-0
3RD—Dylan DeLuca-Jacob Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity def. Jacob Winter-Lucas Mies, Conway Springs, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
5TH—Parish Blanding-Joey Oberle, Ellsworth def. Jorge Morales-Jeb Carlson, Hesston, 9-4
7TH—Max Fulbright-Edward Weiner, Sterling def. Brayden Kern-Louie Wrabilca, KC Christian, 9-3
9TH—Brett Riffel-Kyler Comley, Sterling def. Trenton Jones-Josh Dugan, Conway Springs, 9-2
11TH—Cameron Knapp-Jared Curtis, Hoisington def. Grady Jacobs-Kaylan Olivas, SW Heights, 9-2
SEMIFINALS--Vander Ark-Paul, KC Christian def. Winter-Mies, Conway Springs, 6-0, 6-0; Beck-Liebl, Central Plains def. DeLuca-Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity. 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
QUARTERFINALS--Vander Ark-Paul, KC Christian def. Riffel-Comley, Sterling, 6-3, 6-2; Winter-Mies, Conway Springs def. Fulbright-Weiner, Sterling, 6-3, 6-4; DeLuca-Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity def. Wrablica-Kern, KC Christian, 6-1, 6-3; Beck-Liebl, Central Plains def. Jones-Dugan, Conway Springs, 6-0, 6-1
SECOND ROUND-- Vander Ark-Mitchell Paul, KC Christian def. Blanding-Oberle, Ellsworth, 6-1, 6-3; Riffel-Comley, Sterling def. Paxton Hammeke-Lawson Oeser, Central Plains, 6-4, 6-2; Winter-Lucas Mies, Conway Springs def. Clawson-Clawson, Meade, 6-3, 6-1; Fulbright-Weiner, Sterling def. Jacobs-Olivas, SW Hts. 6-0, 6-1; DeLuca-Harcrow, Hutchinson Trinity def. Knapp-Curtis, Hoisington, 6-1, 6-1; Wrablica-Kern, KC Christian def. Grant Cantrell-Spencer Kimmell, South Barber, 6-2, 6-4; Beck-Liebl, Central Plains def. Morales-Carlson, Hesston, 6-2, 6-0; Jones-Dugan, Conway Springs def. Grayson Rader-Jack Edmonds, Lawrence Seabury, 6-1, 6-4
Blanding-Oberle, Ellsworth def. Ty Hepner-Caleb Krehbiel, Kingman, 6-2, 6-3; Riffel-Comley, Sterling def. Grant Burmeister-A.J. Toubassi, Wichita Independent, 6-0, 6-2; Gatlin Clawson-Walker Clawson, Meade def. Ben Lee-Michael Hollingsworth, Leavenworth Immaculata, 6-2, 6-1; Jacobs-Olivas, SW Heights def. Zach Oster-Braden Lockwood, Shawnee Maranatha, 6-0, 4-6 (10-7); Curtis-Knapp, Hoisington def. Will Knight-Andrei Grysko, Shawnee Maranatha, 6-1. 6-2; Wrablica-Kern, KC Christian def. Tre Hinds-Michael MacMahon, Hoisington, 6-1, 6-2; Morales-Carlson, Hesston def. Trent Evans-Damian Espinosa, Fairfield, 6-1, 6-2; Jones-Dugan, Conway Springs def. Mason Barber-Isaac Decker, Hesston, 7-5, 6-3
Knapp-Curtis, Hoisington def. Espinosa-Evans, Fairfield, 9-1; Knapp-Curtis def. Barber-Decker Hesston, 9-4; Fulbright-Weiner, Sterling def. Knapp-Curtis, 9-2; Riffel-Comley, Sterling def. Knapp-Curtis, 9-2; Hammeke-Oeser, CP def. Oster-Lockwood, Maranatha, 9-6; Blanding-Oberle def. Hammeke-Oeser, 9-7; Rader-Edmonds def. Hinds-MacMahon, Hoisington, 9-5