TOPEKA — Pittsburg finished in a tie for sixth in the Class 5A state tournament at the Kossover Tennis Center.

Head coach John Seal said that Pittsburg had four players earn All-State, a school record.

"I'm very happy with our team," Seal said. "Our guys played with a lot of character. Cloninger-Dial (Hank Cloninger-Josh Dial) got a bad draw. We had a delay Friday. Good day (Saturday). Great wins. We had four All-State players. You don't do that without winning some matches. They're all dead tired."

Seal added that his players all wanted to go back to playing Monday.

Salina Central took first, Newton second and Topeka Seaman third. That makes eight state titles in 11 years for Central.

Kapaun Mt. Carmel finished fourth with 23, Arkansas City fifth 22, Pittsburg and Andover 20, Salina South 14, Goddard 13, St. Thomas Aquinas 12, Emporia and St. James Academy eight, Maize South seven, Topeka West five, Mill Valley three, Shawnee Heights two and Goddard-Eisenhower, Wichita Heights, Great Bend and Valley Center all with one each.

Micah Hashman-Nick Powers, returning All-State players, won their first match Friday, 6-3 and 6-1 over Arkansas City's Toby Beeman-Nick Perry.

Hashman-Powers ran into the eventual state champions in the quarters, Salina Central's Zach Hampton-Jeffrey Michel, a match played Saturday rather than Friday.

In a match Seal described as "a heartbreaker," Hashman-Powers won the first set 6-2 but fell by that same score in the second and lost the tiebreaker 10-6.

Hashman-Powers recovered with a 9-4 win over Newton's Shawn Bontrager-Adam Ford and a 9-8 (7-3) win over Andover's Matt Rochat-Stephan Wilson.

With two matches decided by tiebreakers, including a match against the state champions, Hashman-Powers lost their final match 9-5 to another Andover doubles team, Tristan Jones-Stephen Le.

Pittsburg seniors Josh Dial-Hank Cloninger lost both their matches Friday.

In singles competition, Logan Benham earned 10th and Adrian McAfee 12th.
Benham lost his first match in a 10-8 tiebreaker after winning the first set against Valley Center's Ray Strunk.

Benham bounced back with a 9-6 win over Mill Valley's Eric Howes and a 9-6 win over Salina Central's Zach Hilbig.

Benham lost 9-6 to Newton's Preston Ford, which put him in a match against McAfee to determine which one ended in the ninth place or the 11th place match.

Benham won 9-8, Benham going for ninth, McAfee for 11th.

Benham lost 9-5 to Maize South's Zach Woods.

McAfee, who earned a bye as one of the higher seeds in the draw, lost his first match Friday to Kapaun Mt. Carmel's Mason Born in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-2. Born went on to finish fourth in the state.

McAfee then defeated Goddard-Eisenhower's Ian Farris 9-4 before three straight losses, 9-3 to Emporia's Logan Cayton and 9-5 to Topeka West's Nino Gomez in addition to Benham.

In Class 4A, Independence earned a second and a fifth in doubles.

Sam and Josh Hilger lost to McPherson's Peter and Ryan Horton in the championship match.

Lane Schicke-Pat Hardy defeated Bishop Miege's Luke Powell-John Schultz 9-5.

Shawnee Mission East (6A), Salina Central (5A), Topeka Hayden (4A) and Kansas City Christian (3-2-1A) won team titles.