EMPORIA The Newton High School boys tennis team finished second Thursday at the five-team Emporia Invitational.?The tournament was a modified team round-robin with two singles flights and two doubles flights. Blue Valley West finished the tournament 4-0, followed by Newton at 3-1, Derby at 2-2, Blue Valley Southwest at 1-3 and host Emporia at 0-4.?Newton lost to Blue Valley West 3-1, but beat Derby 3-1, Blue Valley Southwest 4-0 and Emporia 4-0.?Newton was led at second doubles by Adam Ford, who finished 4-0.?Riley Kingsley and Josh Carlgren finished 3-1 at first doubles. Preston Ford and Shawn Bontrager finished 3-1 at second doubles. Both doubles teams took second.?Yannick Rave took third at first singles with a 2-2 record.?(I was) very happy with our play today, Newton coach Nick Sisson said. (We) showed much improvement in only two days.?Newton competes Tuesday at the Arkansas City Invitational.
Team finishes Blue Valley West 4-0, Newton 3-1, Derby 2-2, Blue Valley Southwest 1-3, Emporia 0-4.?Newton team scores?Blue Valley West 3, Newton 1?Newton 3, Derby 1?Newton 4, Blue Valley Southwest 0?Newton 4, Emporia 0?Newton individual results?First singles 3. Yannick Rave (2-2): L Matt Rodgers BVW 8-3, L Braden Baker Der, 8-5, W Jake Novicoff 8-0, W Ian Baker Emp. 8-3.?Second singles 1. Adam Ford (4-0): W Brett Sjoblom BVW 8-1, W Gabe Smith Der. 8-3, W Jackson Stevens BVSW 8-0, W Shane Vannocker Emp. 8-0.?First doubles 2. Riley Kingsley-Josh Carlgren (3-1): L Sean Price-Nico Riveros BVW 8-3, W Shane Fowler-Luke Palmer Der. 8-1, W Hunter Sanders-Jeff Stevens BVSW 8-0, W Christian Salazar-Ali Nasrazdani Emp. 8-0.?Second doubles 2. Preston Ford-Shawn Bontrager (3-1): L Dyland Geick-Sai Vasam BVW 8-7 (7-3), W Ben Trease-Eric Gessler Der. 8-6, W Erik Berge-Conner Davis BVSW 8-1, W Andrew Kraft-Will Kraft Emp. 8-6.