The Lady Redskin Tennis Team competed in its first tournament of the year in a round-robin event here in Liberal on Thursday. Competing teams included Ashland, Perryton, Meade, and Scott City. New line ups, injury, and overall rust contributed to a slow start for the Redskin team, but senior, Susan Nguyen, impressed fans with a 4-0 first-place finish.
#1 Singles—Susan Nguyen went 4-0 finishing 1st Place. She defeated Ashland’s Aspen McCann 6-4, defeated Perryton’s Lesley Garland 6-0, defeated Scott City’s Brittany Berry 6-1, and won a close match against Meade’s Landry Cordes 7-6 (7-4 in a tie-breaker) to win 1st Place honors.
#2 Singles—Kathy Nguyen went 1-3 on the day finishing 5th Place. She lost to Ashland’s Joanna Reimer 1-6, lost to Scott City’s Kathryn Buehler 0-6, lost to Meade’s Devenie Borth before defeating Perryton’s Tori Terhune 6-0.
#1 Doubles—Katie Plunk & Desirae Courkamp went 1-3 finishing 4th Place. They lost to Ashland’s Quintana/Spare 1-6, lost to Scott City’s Scheuerman/Blair 0-6, lost to Meade’s Harshberger/Stern 1-6 before defeating Perryton’s Hulsey/Spescia in an exciting tie-breaker
#2 Doubles—Lauren Harp and Jacqueline Nguyen went 0-4 on the day after Nguyen turned an ankle and had to withdraw from one match. They lost to Ashland’s Woodruff/Golden 0-6, lost to Scott City’s Kucharik/Vasko 1-6, lost to Meade’s Piteo/Flowers 2-6 before scratching from a match with Perryton due to injury.
The next varsity match is in Colby on September 4th.