PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg High School tennis team edged Chanute 13-12 to come out on top in a five-team round-robin tournament Thursday.
“It has been a good start for our varsity team,” PHS head coach John Seal said. “We won by one without one of our best players. So, we’re looking forward to further development from our players, but we expect to keep this trend up and have a good season.”
PHS was led by No. 1 singles by Dakota Caudle, defeating Braden Robinson (8-4), Tucker Peine (8-0), Elijah Fawson (8-4) and teammate Carter Utley (8-0).
Pat Sullivan and James Richey led the Purple Dragons in No. 1 Doubles, knocking off Keith Perkins and Darius Tinley (8-0, 8-2), Fisher Lund and Brayden Frederick (8-6), Eason Cheung and Adrian Nading (8-0), and teammates Jake Russian and Paul Worsley (8-2).
Russian and Worsley went 2-2 in No. 1 doubles, beating Eason Cheung and Adrian Nading (8-1) and Perkins and Tinley (8-0, 8-2).
In No. 2 doubles Noah Kangas and David Green beat Angela Andoyo and A.J. Bolligg (8-2), Gabe Berry and Gabe Abarca (8-1), and teammates Mason Sutton and Danny Bell (8-4).
Carter Utley loss four matches in No. 1 singles, while P.J. Monsour lost two matches in No. 2 singles.
The Purple Dragons won their home tournament on the heels of placing third in a field of eight teams in the Mill Valley Tennis Invitational on Wednesday.
“Playing in Mill Valley yesterday gave us an idea of what it takes to be a good player,” Seal said. “That was about as high as our boys’ team has ever placed at Mill Valley. Devon and Dakota played well, finishing third. I was really happy with our doubles team too. They had a great win against Mill Valley and had some tough matchups.”
No. 1 and No. 2 singles players Deveon McAfee and Caudle each took third individually with records of 2-1.
The PHS No. 1 doubles team consisting of Richey and Sullivan also finished with a 2-1 record, which was good for fourth place as a team