The Lady Redskin Varsity Girls’ Tennis Team competed in the Garden City Invitational on Saturday, September 24th. Competing teams included Hays, Dodge City, Scott City, Ulysses, Great Bend, Garden City, Meade, Cimarron, Pratt, Colby, and two teams from Garden City.
Even though Liberal did not place as a team, our matches were much more competitive than previous tournaments.
#1 Singles—Kathy Nguyen went 3-2 on the day finishing 7th Place. She first battled with the tournament number-one seed from Great Bend, Morgan Francis. With the game count tied at 4-4, Francis proved to be more consistent pulling away 8-4. Kathy then defeated Alison Davidson from Ulysses 8-1, she lost a very close match to Colby’s Paige Roopchan 5-8, then dominated Dodge City’s Cadence Keeton 8-4 to take 7th place.
#2 Singles—Vickie Calderon participated in her first varsity match and competed hard but came up short 0-4 on the day. This was great experience for Vickie, as she will compete in our W.A.C. tournament as our #3 Singles player
#1 Doubles—Shelby Hay & Maddie Rees displayed spurts of excellence but fell short going 1-3 on the day losing matches they should have won. This was, however, their first match together as a doubles team.
#2 Doubles—Melissa Alvarado & Lauren Harp also showed spurts of excellence, but fell short of their goal finishing 2-3 on the day finishing 8th place. They defeated Colby’s Lamm/Schindler 8-6, lost to Hays’ Gagnon/Bird 3-8, defeated Ulysses’ Pfingsten/Rodriquez 8-2, then lost to ScottCity’s Rice/Beeson 4-8. They finished the day battling Great Bend’s Brining/Maneth losing in a tie breaker 8-7 (4).
The Lady Redskins travel to McPherson on Saturday in preparations for our W.A.C. tournament the following week.