Injuries cost the Liberal Redskin Boys Tennis Team first-place honors at the
Great Bend Invitational Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Battling high winds, the Redskins
managed to secure a Second-Place team medal despite having to forfeit two singles’ matches
due to injury.
#1 Singles—Vince Nguyen went 1-2 before having to default his last two matches due to chronic
muscle cramps. He lost to Dodge City’s Alex Jenkins 8-7 (7-4 tie breaker), lost to Garden City’s
Andy Larkin 8-4, then defeated Ellinwood’s Kale Clawson 8-0 before having to retire.
#2 Singles—Larcyn Carter went 4-1 finishing 2nd Place. He defeated Dodge City’s Zak Nichols 8-3,
defeated Ellinwood’s Kyle Blakestee 8-2, defeated Hoisington’s Chase Buntain 8-3, defeated Great
Bend’s Noel Rodriguez 8-5 before losing to Garden City’s Blake Stuck 8-4 to finish 2nd Place.
#1 Doubles—Duc Nguyen & Josh Hamilton went 5-0 finishing 1st Place. They defeated Dodge City’s
Neidhart/Hutchcraft 8-7 (7-2 tie breaker), defeated Ellinwood’s Miller/Blair 8-0, defeated Garden
City’s Fisher/McMillan 8-6, defeated Hoisington’s Cowan/Smith 8-3, then defeated Great Bend’s
Bosch/Jacobs 8-4 to win 1st Place Honors.
#2 Doubles—Hai Vo & Antonio Rodriguez went 4-1 finishing 1st Place, They defeated Dodge City’s
Woods/Salem 8-1, defeated Ellinwood’s Miller/Niles 8-1, defeated Garden City’s Clarke/Riggs 8-5,
Defeated Hoisington’s Crawford/Bradley 8-2 before losing to Great Bend’s Moyers/Neeland 8-7 (8-6
Tie breaker) to finish 1st Place.
Liberal travels to Garden City Tuesday.