By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

MCPHERSON – The McPherson Middle School girls tennis team opened their 2021 season at home hosting Maize South Middle School and lost a heartbreaker 10-11.

“Tonight, we started off the season against a very deep Maize South team,” commented Junior Lady Pup head coach Paul Reichenberger. “Our top girls dominated their matches and went undefeated on the night. Their hard work over the summer was evident tonight throughout all their matches. For many of the other girls, it was their first time playing a competitive tennis match.”

In the doubles competition the Junior Lady Pups went 3-4 with wins coming from the tandems of Brodie Kuhn and Maryn Sandbo, Avery Eveland and Erin Olsen, and Avery Unruh and McKenna Paul.

McPherson split with Maize South in the singles competition as both schools earned seven wins. Those gaining wins in singles for the Junior Lady Pups were Brodie Kuhn, Maryn Smith, Avery Eveland, Erin Olsen, Avery Unruh, Ava Miller and Addy Crocker.

Of all the losses suffered by the Junior Lady Pups, three were by just a single point.

Coach Reichenberger concluded his post-match reflections by adding, “There is a lot to improve on but overall, I was very happy with how we played tonight. It was great seeing every single girls giving it their all and having fun out there on the court.”

The McPherson Junior Lady Pup tennis team will be busy in the week ahead as they travel to Valley Center Middle School on Tuesday, September 7 before hosting Newton Chisholm Middle School on Thursday.

MCPHERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS RESULTS:

Vs. MAIZE SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lady Bullpups lost 11-12

DOUBLES:

Brodie Kuhn/Maryn Sandbo won 6-2

Avery Eveland/Erin Olsen won 6-2

Avery Unruh/McKenna Paul won 6-3

Anne-Marie Holmes/Piper Vancampen lost 1-6

Hannah Brubaker/Brenna Sullivan lost 5-6

Alexandria Rodriguez/Ava Miller lost 3-6

Abby Frye/Addy Crocker lost 4-6

SINGLES:

Brodie Kuhn won 6-4

Maryn Smith won 6-1

Avery Eveland won 6-4

Erin Olsen won 6-1

Avery Unruh won 6-0

McKenna Paul lost 5-6

Anne-Marie Holmes lost 3-6

Piper Vancampen lost 4-6

Hannah Brubaker lost 1-6

Brenna Sullivan lost 4-6

Alexandria Rodriguez lost 1-6

Abby Frye lost 5-6

Ava Miller won 6-1

Addy Crocker won 6-1

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