Liberal Takes On All Comers in Emporia
KSCB News - April 29, 2010 12:00 am
Quality wins propel the Liberal Redskins closer to Regional seeding opportunities.
The doubles team of Vince Nguyen and Duc Nguyen improved their position by upsetting a quality team from McPherson. The doubles team of Josh Hamilton and Hai Vo upset a team from Wichita East, and Antonio Rodriguez upset Empori s Nic Hrabik to improve their chances for a good seed going into Regionals next week. Liberal did not place as a team as Washburn Rural continues to dominate followed by McPherson, and Manhattan. Competing teams included Emporia, McPherson, Washburn Rural, Manhattan, Wichita East, and Liberal.
#1 Single Larcyn Carter went 0-3 on the day but fought hard and gained valuable experience. He lost to McPherso s Mark Gayer 4-8, lost to Empori s Chris Reimer 1-8, then lost to Manhatta s Dylan Johnson 2-8.
#2 Single Antonio Rodriguez went 1-2 on the day finishing 4th Place. He lost to McPherso sMax Pyle 1-8, lost to Manhatta s Jake Seaton 2-8, then upset Empori s Nic Hrabik 8-7 (7-4 tie breaker) to win 4th Place.
#1 Double Duc Nguyen & Vince Nguyen began the day knocking off a McPherson team consisting of a State Champion, Nathan Wehrman, and a quality player in Tyler Singleton. In an exciting match of quality tennis, Liberal won 8-5. They defeated Empori s Zach Windsor & Saul Trujillo 8-1 to send them to the finals against Washburn Rural. Washbur s 6A State Qualifying Team of Simon Beatty and Jake Long took top honors with an impressive 8-0 win. LH team of Nguyen & Nguyen took 2nd Place Honors.
#2 Double Hai Vo & Josh Hamilton went 1-2 on the day finishing 5th Place. They lost to McPherso s Horton/Davidson 4-8, lost to Empori s Kitchens/Hanson 5-8, then defeated Wichita Eas s Nola/Nguyen 8-3 to earn 5th Place.