Eight tennis teams gathered at Circle High School for an invitational tournament on Tuesday, March 16.
Team scores— Parsons 57, El Dorado 50, Wellington 44, Circle 32, Augusta 27, Collegiate 27, Wichita Classical 22, Independence 21.
The El Dorado Wildcats placed third in all four brackets to take second. In the singles brackets, senior Ashton King finished third with a record of 2-1 in the No. 1 bracket, while freshman Hayden Greene also went 2-1 to place third in the No. 2 bracket. Greene’s only loss came in a tie-breaker loss to Tyler Brown of Wellington. Josh Shum and Ryan Haag finished 2-1 in the No. 1 doubles bracket, and Kai Wernli and Tyler Dunbar also finished 2-1 in the No. 2 bracket.
“This was the best we’ve played all year one through six as everyone won their first
match to get in the championship round,“ said El Dorado head coach Kent Kunkel.
“The second round wasn’t as kind, but they all came back to win their last matches to get a medal.” “Our doubles teams keep improving as they’re getting used to each other. Freshman Hayden Greene gave us another positive look into the future of the program and Senior Ashton King
continues to show great tennis as he winds down his high school career.”
Circle’s Carson Mosier was the champion of the No. 1 singles bracket, scoring 21 of the T-Birds 32 points. In the championship match, Mosier defeated Zach Springs of Parsons in a tie-breaker.
Augusta’s No. 1 doubles team of Blake Altenhofen and Brendan Parker made it to the championship match, where they fell to Parsons by a score of 8-4.