JV netters capture tourney title

By Steve Sell
April 28, 2017
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McPherson High’s JV tennis team, coming off a league championship performance earlier in the week, wrapped up its season Friday by winning its home tournament.

MHS scored 19 points to edge Hutchinson, which scored 17. McPherson’s second entry was third with 12. There were six teams in all.

At No. 1 singles, Aaron Carlson was second at 3-1 and Clayton Everhart was fourth at 1-3. At No. 2 singles, Zach Wash went 4-0 to take first, with teammate Jackson Fox going 2-1 for second.

Jackson Schrader and Rhett Edmonson were 2-1 for third at No. 1 doubles, while Logan Hardgrave and Kade Goss were 1-2 for fourth. Taylor Miller and Gavin Dobson were 4-0 to win No. 2 doubles, with Tyler Burns and Kaleb Achilles taking second, going 2-2. Bryson McCaleb also played No. 2 singles and was 1-2 for fifth.

“It had to feel good for the JV players to go out winning their last tournament,” MHS coach Tyler Brown said. “It definitely was a team effort, but it was our 2s scoring maximum points for us today. Zachary Wash and doubles team of Taylor Miller and Gavin Dobson brought home first-place finishes to help us edge out Hutchinson for the team title. We were a true team today sticking around until our last match was done. The peer support was awesome. One of our players battled back from a 3-5 deficit to come back and win 6-5 to end the day.”