MCPHERSON – The McPherson Middle School girls tennis program held a home dual with Hutchinson and Prairie Hills on Monday and the Junior Lady Pups dominated, winning 10-2 and 11-1.
“Tonight, the girls played really well again against two area schools,” noted Junior Lady Pup head coach Paul Reichenberger. “We played some great doubles and have really been strong at the net lately. I have been very pleased to see how we are attacking volleys and winning points at the net. Additionally, we have seen a lot of growth from the group of girls who are in their first year of tennis.”
Against Hutchinson in the first dual, the Junior Lady Pups scored a 6-2 win in singles and went 4-0 in doubles with Avery Unruh, Ava Miller and Breanna Sullivan winning their singles matches 6-0 while all four of the doubles tandems scored 6-0 wins as well.
In the second dual with Prairie Hills, McPherson again dominated as they won 7-1 in singles and again went 4-0 in doubles.
Both Ava Miller and Breanna Sullivan went 6-0 in singles, giving them both a perfect 12-0 run for the day. Also going 6-0 against Prairie Hills was Dragon Rodriguez.
In the doubles competition, both the duo of Avery Unruh and Quinn Liebl as well as Hayden Eveland and Emily Reno both finished the match 6-0 giving both tandems a perfect 12-0 for the day.
Coach Reichenberger concluded his post-dual reflections by adding, “Overall, I am very pleased with how we played.”
JUNIOR LADY PUPS vs. HUTCHINSON
TEAM WON 10-2
Singles (Team won 6-2):
Avery Unruh won 6-0; Audra Sandbo won 6-1; Dragon Rodriguez won 6-1; Ava Miller won 6-0; Breanna Sullivan won 6-0; Maylin Bruce lost 1-6; Liz Britting won 6-1; Ellie Frye lost 1-6.
Doubles (Team won 4-0):
Avery Unruh/Quinn Liebl won 6-0; McKenna Paul/Piper Van Campen won 6-0; Hayden Eveland/Emily Reno won 6-0; Annie-Marie Holmes/Sophie Boese won 6-0.
JUNIOR LADY PUPS vs. Prairie Hills
TEAM WON 11-1
Singles (Team won 7-1):
Audra Sandbo won 6-3; Dragon Rodriguez won 6-0; Quinn Liebl won 6-1; Ava Miller won 6-0; Breanna Sullivan won 6-0; Maylin Bruce won 6-3; Liz Britting won 6-2; Ellie Frye lost 1-6.
Doubles (Team won 4-0):
Avery Unruh/Quinn Liebl won 6-0; McKenna Paul/Piper Van Campen won 6-1; Hayden Eveland/Emily Reno won 6-0; Annie-Marie Holmes/Sophie Boese won 6-2.
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