State tennis update: Good start for MHS

By Steve Sell
October 14, 2016

WINFIELD — McPherson High’s girls tennis team had a good first round in the Class 4A State Tournament today.

MHS came away with a 4-0 record, as singles players Maisie Edmonson and Rachel Carlson both were victorious, while the doubles teams of Ellea Ediger-Rachel Ivers and Heidi Myers-Taylor Bruce won as well.

Edmonson was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Emma Queen of Maize South. That has earned her a quarterfinals match against defending state champion and undefeated Brooklyn Hunter of Hayden.

Carlson outlasted Sara Watson of Spring Hill, 7-5, 7-5. She then was defeated by Wichita Collegiate’s Sydney Lair of Wichita Collegiate, 6-1, 6-0.

Ediger and Ivers powered their way to a 6-0, 6-1 success over Brianna Loy and Riley Davis of Chapman. They are matched against Bryleigh Beardmore and Amanda Rogers of Parsons in the quarterfinals.

Myers and Bruce pulled off a first-round upset of Courtney Priest and Britney Bounvongxay of Winfield, 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 (super tiebreaker). They lost their second match to Collegiate’s once-beaten team of Greer Cody-Hannah Geoffroy, which came away with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

Smoky Valley’s doubles team of Emily Roets and Katie Bellah won both of their matches by 6-3, 6-2 scores. They are next playing Wellington’s McKenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten in the quarters.

The Vikings’ Kira Haxton won her first singles match before losing in the second round.