MCPHERSON — Great Bend’s tennis team placed eighth with 12 points at Tuesday’s McPherson Invitational tennis tournament.
Malachi Williams-Israel Esparza led the Panthers with a 10th-place finish in a 8-3 loss to Winfield’s Tayton Donham-Drake Hill. Williams-Esparza also defeated Winfield’s Chris Norton-Noah Everett 8-7 (-8-6) and Newton’s Daniel Buller-Joel Gobulski 8-6.
Panthers Robert Frizell-Matthew Phillips placed 12th with a 8-6 loss to Newton’s Buller-Gobulski. Frizell-Phillips defeated Hays High’s Seth Shorb-Brandon Kennemer, 8-7 (7-4).
Josh Hoisington placed 14th with a 8-0 loss to McPherson’s Aaron Carlson. Nicholson edged teammate Alex Smith 8=7 (7-5). Smith lost 8-0 to Derby’s Michael Martinez to finish 16th.
McPherson’s Jarrod Nowak beat teammate Andrew Snell 8-6 for first place in singles. Nolan Schrader-Kaden Stewart defeated Derby’s Brady Walls-Daniel Dunn, 8-2 for first place in doubles. McPherson Red scored 66 points to place first and Newton placed runner-up (36).
The Panthers compete in the Great Bend home meet Saturday.
1—McPherson Red 66
3—Salina South 32
5—McPherson White 28
7—Hays High 22
8—Great Bend 12
1ST—Nowak, Mc Red def. Snell, Mc Red, 8-6
3RD—Harris, SS def. Wong, Newton, 8-6
5TH—Crowe, Winfield def. Kardin, Derby, 8-7 (7-3)
7TH—Bontrager, Newton def. Butler, Winfield, 8-0
9TH—Peterson, SS def. Wash, Mc White, 8-3
11TH—Booth, Hays def. Morley, Hays, 8-3
13TH—Carlson, Mc White def. Josh Hoisington, GB, 8-0
15TH—Martinez, Derby def. Alex Smith, GB, 8-0
GREAT BEND RESULTS
Snell, Mc Red def. Hoisington, GB, 8-0
Peterson, SS def. Hoisington, GB, 8-2
Hoisington, GB def. Smith, GB, 8-7 (7-5)
Harris, SS def. Smith, GB, 8-2
Morley, Hays def. Smith, GB, 8-1
1ST—Schrader-Stewart, Mc Red def. Walls-Dunn, Derby, 8-2
3RD—Schrader-Edmonson, Mc Red def. Clark-Wyse, Hays, 8-3
5TH—Gipson-Glazner, Mc White def. Thompson-Schloneger, Newton, 8-3
7TH—Irwin-Yalbott, SS def. Courtney-Hardgrave, Mc White, 8-7 (7-5)
9TH—Donham-Hill, Winfield def. Malachi Williams-Israel Esparza, GB, 8-3
11TH—Buller-Gobulski, Newton def. Robert Frizell-Matthew Phillips, GB, 8-6
13TH—Tafoya-Mock, Derby def. Endreshak-Reeves, SS, 8-5
15TH—Shorb-Kennemer, Hays def. Norton-Everett, Winfield, 8-6
GREAT BEND RESULTS
Schrader-Stewart, Mc Red def. Williams-Esparza, GB, 8-0
Williams-Esparza, GB Norton-Everett, Winfield, 8-7 (8-6)
Williams-Esparza, GB def. Buller-Gobulski, Newton, 8-6
Walls-Dunn, Derby def. Frizell-Phillips, GB, 8-2
Frizell-Phillips, GB def. Shorb-Kennemer, Hays, 8-7 (7-4)
Donham-Hill, Winfield def. Frizell-Phillips, GB, 8-4