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MCPHERSON – The McPherson Middle School girls tennis team has had a busy week with a triangular on Monday and a Tournament on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Junior Lady Pups faced off with both Hutchinson Middle School and Prairie Hills Middle School, winning both matches 8-2.

The Junior Lady Pups had four of their six single competitors finish the day winning both matches, those winning both matches were Brodie Kuhn, Maryn Sanbo, Erin Olson and Addy Crocker.

Getting wins in both double matches were the tandems of Avery Eveland and Avery Unruh, Hannah Brubaker and McKenna Paul as well as Dragon Rodriguez and Piper VanCampen.

“The girls came out ready to play today,” noted Junior Lady Pup head coach Paul Reichenberger. “Even though it was hot, we played great tennis. We continued and our great season by beating both Hutchinson and Prairie Hills.”

On Tuesday, the Junior Lady Pups spent the day playing in the Hutchinson Middle School Girls Tennis Tournament where they finished second as a team while the all four of the doubles duos made the finals of their division.

Brodie Kuhn and Maryn Sandbo took first in #1 Doubles while the other three tandems all placed second.

In #1 and #2 Singles, Avery Eveland and Dragon Rodriguez both took third-place for McPherson.

Coach Reichenberger reflected on the play of the girls at the tournament on Tuesday by saying, “Although we again finished in second place, our girls played very well all day long. Each of the four doubles teams made their championship match. Dragon Rodriguez played one of the best tennis matches I have watched as a middle school coach when she defeated her Prairie Hills opponent in a tie breaker 14-12 to win the match 6-5. This match was back and forth and has so many tight points. Overall, I am proud of how the girls played today. Each one of them played at a high level and gave it their all.”

Next up for the McPherson Middle School Junior Lady Pup tennis team will be their final dual of the 2021 season on Thursday when they host Salina Lakewood.

Here is the individual results for the Junior Lady Pups play on Monday and Tuesday:

MONDAY = JUNIOR LADY PUP TENNIS vs. Hutchinson & Prairie Hills:


Brodie Kuhn finished 2-0

Maryn Sandbo finished 2-0

Erin Olson finished 2-0

Ava Miller finished 1-1

Anne-Marie Holmes finished 0-2

Addy Crocker finished 2-0


Avery Eveland/Avery Unruh finished 2-0

Hannah Brubaker/McKenna Paul finished 2-0

Dragon Rodriguez/Piper VanCampen finished 2-0

Brenna Sullivan/Abby Frye finished 1-1

TUESDAY = JUNIOR LADY PUPS at Hutchinson Tournament (8 teams competing):


#1 Singles = Avery Eveland finished in 3rd place.

#2 Singles = Dragon Rodriguez finished in 3rd place.

#3 Singles = Ava Miller finished in 4th place.

#3 Singles = Brenna Sullivan finished in 6th place.

#4 Singles = Abby Frye finished in 6th place.

#4 Singles = Anne-Marie Holmes finished in 7th place.


#1 Doubles = Brodie Kuhn/Maryn Sandbo finished in 1st place.

#2 Doubles = Avery Unruh/Erin Olson finished in 2nd place.

#3 Doubles = Hannah Brubaker/McKenna Paul finished in 2nd place.

#4 Doubles = Addy Crocker/Piper VanCampen finished in 2nd place.

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