By William for


SALINA – It was close, but the McPherson Middle School girls tennis team still managed to out duel the Salina Lakewood girls and score a 16-12 match victory.

In the singles matches the Lady Junior Pups out scored Salina 10-8 which included shutout wins by Courtney Delaney and Alix Wilson.

Now the double matches got off to a rough start for McPherson as they dropped their first four matches before bouncing back and getting six straight wins, including 6-0 shutouts by the duos of Jordan Martens and Kenny Tully, Jadin Nowell and Courtney Delaney, as well as Cashele Love and Ellana Rush.

Coming up next for the McPherson Middle School girls tennis team will be on Monday, September 23 when they travel south to Maize for the Maize South Invitational before hosting Newton on Tuesday, September 24.

McPherson Middle School Junior Lady Pups Tennis Individual Results:

In Singles (McPherson 10, Salina Central 8):

Rigs Kuhn lost 5-6

Lauren Rogers lost 3-6

Kyndall Sandbo won 6-4

Paige Stucky won 6-5

Raina Schmidt lost 1-6

Taiya Young won 6-3

Jordan Martens lost 3-6

Zoey Ferguson lost 1-6

Jadin Nowell won 6-3

Kenney Tully lost 3-6

Courtney Delaney won 6-0

Eva Malm won 6-2

Mercedes Ladwig won 6-3

Elena Williams lost – no score was available

Alix Wilson won 6-0

Cashele Love won 6-2

Ellana Rush won 6-2

Evan Hanschu lost 1-6

Doubles (McPherson 6 Salina Central 4):

Riggs Kuhn/Lauren Rogers lost 5-6

Kyndall Sanbo/Raina Schmidt lost 1-6

Paige Stucky/Raina Schmidt lost 1-6

Taiya Young/Zoey Ferguson lost 1-6

Jordan Martens/Kenney Tully won 6-0

Jadin Nowell/Courtney Delaney won 6-0

Eva Malm/Mercedes Ladwig won 6-2

Elena Williams/Alix Wilson won 6-1

Cashele Love/Ellana Rush won 6-0

Evan Hanschu/Cashele Love won 6-2

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