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LHS Girls Tennis Back at it in McPherson

Brock Kappelmann - September 21, 2022 1:52 pm

Sergio Borjas

Liberal competed in the Doug Gayer Classic in McPherson yesterday. The tournament was an open draw which put all singles players against each other and all doubles team against each other. Liberals team consisted of #1 singles Katie Classen, who finished 1-1 and having to injury forfeit her last two matches, placing 8th. Still taking home a win from WAC opponent Great Bend. #2 singles Ava Maxwell finished 0-4, but still gaining a lot of experience along the way and showing great determination in her first varsity competition. The #1 doubles team of Lanee Harp & Arely Molina finished 1-3, being able to beat the WAC opponent of Great Bend along the way. The doubles team took home 12th place and is showing a lot of improvement along the way. The #2 doubles team of Amy Nguyen & Kellyn Phan finished 1-3 and were able to secure a win against WAC opponent Great Bend. The doubles team finished 14th overall. Liberal finished 7th overall as a team with 18 points. Next up liberal will compete in Garden City on September 24th.

“Today was an odd day for sure, but all of our girls showed great sportsmanship and grit. Our doubles team put up a fight in every match and we’re in every point till the very end. While their record on the day won’t show it, these teams are definitely improving and giving opponents a challenge. Our singles players had a tough day, #2 singles Ava Maxwell got drawn the #1 player at the tournament. She had some great shots, and never quit on any point. #1 singles Katie Classen, had a good start and stayed fighting as long as we thought was needed. All these girls are extremely resilient and motivated. We’re excited to keep competing this next week and then preparing for conference and regional play.


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