SALINA — Rising McPherson tennis player Jarrod Nowak defeated Clarke Renfro of Salina in a scintillating match Friday to win the championship of the Men’s Open Division of the Saline County Open.
Nowak, entering his freshman year at McPherson High, gave away a lot of experience to the 50-year-old Renfro, who is a past champion of this event.
Nowak won the first set 6-2, but Renfro responded by winning the second 7-6, with a 7-5 tiebreaker score.
In the Super 10-point tiebreaker, the young Nowak was a 10-5 winner to win the championship.
Nowak earlier won both the 18 and 16 age divisions of the McPherson Junior Open.