The Lady Redskins finished 5th place in a field of twelve teams at the Garden City Invitational Varsity Girls Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Participating teams included Garden City One, Garden City Two, Cimarron, Meade, Hays, Colby, Great Bend, Dodge City, Ulysses, Scott City, and Pratt. Colby took 1st place team honors with 45 points, Dodge City finished 2nd place with 42 points, Great Bend finished 3rd place with 37 points, Garden City finished 4th place with 27 points, and Liberal finished with 26 points for 5th place.
#1 Singles—Susan Nguyen went 2-1 finishing 2nd Place. After receiving a #2 seed and a first round bye, Nguyen won her first match against Great Bend’s Meagan Collins 8-2. She defeated Dodge City’s Hannah Thomas 8-3. Battling illness and a broken racquet string, Nguyen lost to Colby’s Caitlin Wark 2-8 to finish 2nd Place.
#2 Singles—Valerie Rito went 2-3 on the day finishing 6th Place. She lost her first match to Great Bend’s Sofia McVey 6-8, defeated Meade’s Ashton Ross 8-2, defeated Cimarron’s Eva Giebler 8-1, lost to Hays’ Hannah Pfannenstiel 5-8, then lost to Garden City’s Aimee Brandt 3-8 to finish 6th Place.
#1 Doubles—Caitlin Workman/Kathy Nguyen went 2-3 on the day finishing 8th Place. They defeated Pratt’s Clarkson/Riney 8-7 (7-5 tie breaker), lost to Dodge City’s Newton/Schubert 1-8, defeated Garden City’s Corbet/Nguyen 8-3, lost to Hays’ Lunsford/McRae 5-8, then lost to Cimmaron’s Claro/Garcia 6-8 to finish 8th place.
#2 Doubles—Shelby Hay/Kassandra Rosales went 2-3 finishing 10th Place. They defeated Meade’s Harder/Piteo 8-3, lost to Great Bend’s Stoss/Comte 0-8, lost to Cimmaron’s Schartz/Marshall 5-8, defeated Garden City’s Carasco/Hernandez 8-4, then lost to Pratt’s Hart/Taylor 7-8 (7-4 tie breaker) to finish 10th Place.