McPHERSON — The Newton High School boys’ tennis team qualified a singles player and a doubles team to the Class 5A state tournament after a fourth-place team finish Friday at the regionals in McPherson.
Salina Central won the team title with 22 points, followed by Maize at 12, Valley Center at eight, Newton and McPherson each at seven, Salina South and Great Bend each at one. Hays was scoreless.
Newton was led by Jonah Schloneger, who finished fourth in singles. Schloneger opened play with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Josiah Farney of Valley Center. In the quarterfinals, Schloneger upset third-seeded Bode Carter of Maize 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). In the semifinals, Schloneger lost to second-seeded Collin Phelps of Salina Central 6-2, 6-0. In the third-place match, Schloneger lost to Austin Beatty of Salina Central. The score wasn’t reported.
Schloneger enters state play 16-15
The doubles team of Tim Kirner and Max Musser finished sixth to claim the last qualifying spot in doubles. The 10th-seeded entry opened with a win over the seventh-seeded team from Valley Center 6-2, 1-6, 10-6 (tie breaker). After a quarterfinal loss to the second-seeded team from Valley Center, Kirner and Musser topped teammates Seth Bontrager and Zeke Thompson in the consolation semfinals 6-2, 6-4.
In the fifth-place match, Kirner and Musser lost to a team from Maize 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Kirner and Musser will enter state play 21-9.
Bontrager and Thompson finished the day 1-2 and end the season 19-10.
Matt Georgiou lost in the first round of singles to Matthew Phillips of Great Bend 6-2, 6-3 and ends the season 4-7.
The state tournament will be Friday and Saturday at the Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka.
Regional Boys’ Tennis
Team scores — Salina Central 22, Maize 12, Valley Center 8, McPherson 7, Newton 7, Salina South 1, Great Bend 1, Hays 0.
First round — Jared Nowak McP. def. Chris Goodale Hys. 6-0, 6-0; Calvin Murrell Mai. def. Zac Wyse Hys. 6-2, 6-2; Matthew Phillips GB def. Matt Georgiou New. 6-2, 6-3; Austin Beatty SC def. Hayden Honomichl GB 6-0, 6-0; Bode Carter Mai. def. Conner Talbott SS 6-4, 6-3; Jonah Schloneger New. def. Josiah Farney VC 6-0, 6-2; Alejandro Torrelly VC def. Jackson Schrader McP. 6-2, 6-0; Collin Phelps SC def. Cayden Cassel SS 6-0, 6-2.
Quarterfinals — Nowak McP. def. Murrell Mai. 6-0, 6-0; Beatty Mai. def. Phillips GB 6-2, 6-0; Schloneger New. def. Carter Mai. 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Phelps SC def. Torrelly VC 4-6, 6-4, 13-11 TB.
Semifinals — Championship: Nowak McP. def. Beatty SC 6-1, 6-1; Phelps SC def. Schloneger New. 6-2, 6-0. Consolation: Murrell Mai. def. Phillips GB 6-0, 6-0; Carter Mai. def. Torrelly VC 7-5, 6-3.
Medal round — Championship: Nowak McP. def. Phelps SC 6-0, 6-0. Third: Beatty SC def. Schloneger New. score n/a. Fifth: Carter Mai. def. Murrell Mai. 6-3, 6-4.
First round — McHenry-Schaffer SC def. Perryman-King Hys. 6-0, 6-0; Faunce-Peterson SS def. Gipson-Glazner McP. 4-6, 6-1, 10-6 TB; Kratzer-Rogers Mai. def. Shorb-Kennemer Hys. 6-1, 6-1; Stack-Green SC def. Fox-Bontrager McP. 6-1, 6-0; Schreiner-Ohnmeis Mai. def. Williams-Hoisington GB 6-1, 6-0; Bontrager-Thompson New. def. Hammond-Reeves SS 6-2, 6-0; Kirner-Musser New. def. Rowson-Ruble VC 6-1, 1-6, 10-6 TB; Brauer-Swift VC def. Popp-Arias GB 6-0, 6-0.
Quarterfinals — McHenry-Schaffer SC def. Faunce-Peterson SS 6-0, 6-1; Stack-Green SC def. Kratzer-Rogers Mai. 6-2, 6-2; Schreiner-Ohnmeis Mai. def. Bontrager-Thompson New. 6-1, 6-0; Brauer-Swift VC def. Kirner-Musser New. 6-0, 6-0.
Semifinals — Championship: McHenry-Schaffer SC def. Stack-Green SC 6-3, 6-4; Brauer-Swift VC def. Schreiner-Ohnmeis Mai. 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Consolation: Kratzer-Rogers Mai. def. Faunce-Peterson SS 6-2, 6-2; Kirner-Musser New. def. Bontrager-Thompson New. 6-2, 6-4.
Medal round — Championship: Brauer-Swift VC def. McHenry-Schaffer SC 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. Third: Stack-Green SC def. Schreiner-Ohnmeis Mai. score n/a. Fifth: Kratzer-Rogers Mai. def. Kirner-Musser New. 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.