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PRAIRIE VILLAGE — The Hesston High School boys’ tennis team finished fifth Friday and Saturday at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament at the Harmon Tennis Center.
Wichita Collegiate won the 20-team tournament with 39 points. Kansas City Christian was second at 37. Smoky Valley finished third at 24, followed by Central Plains at 23 and Hesston at 21.
The Swathers were led by junior Logan Gamble, who finished fifth. Gamble opened play with 6-2, 6-0 win over Dalton Penka of Larned. In the quarterfinals, Gamble fell to Owen Vander Ark of Kansas City Christian 7-5, 6-3.
In the consolation quarterfinals, Gamble downed William Cupp of Scott City 9-1. In the consolation semifinals, Gamble downed Grant Ramsey of Wichita Collegiate 9-1. In the fifth-place match, Gamble downed Caleb Kern of Kansas City Christian. The score wasn’t listed.
Gamble ends the season 32-6.
Sophomore Cole Deutschendorf finished 0-2. Deutschendorf opened play with a loss to Grayson Rader of Bishop Seabury 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 (tie breaker). Deutschendorf then fell to Luke Bellar of Conway Springs 9-3.
Deutschendorf ends the season 11-12.
Senior Isaac Decker and junior Jeb Carlson finished sixth in doubles.
Decker and Carlson downed Britton Herrman and Josph Thies of Larned 6-0, 6-1; and Will Knight and Andrii Gretsko of Maranatha Christian 6-3, 7-5.
In the quarterfinals, Decker and Carlson fell to Max Wheeler and Luke Swan of Wichita Collegiate 6-1, 6-3.
In the consolation quarterfinals, Decker and Carlson downed Paxton Hammeke and Lawson Oeser of Central Plains 9-2. In the championship semifinals, Decker and Carlson topped Zach Mercer and Cody Jones of Conway Springs 9-5.
In the fifth-place match, Decker and Carlson fell to Cole Brumbaugh and Johann Rauchholz of Smoky Valley.
Decker and Carlson end the season 19-13.
State Boys’ Tennis
Team scores — Wichita Collegiate 39, Kansas City Christian 37, Smoky Valley 24, Central Plains 23, Hesston 21, Ellsworth 19, Sterling 17, Conway Springs 16, Colby 12, Wichita Independent 9, Bishop Seabury 7, Larned 6, Scott City 6, Maranatha Christian 2, Marysville 2, Salina Sacred Heart 2, Hutchinson Trinity 2, Clay Center 0, Meade 0, Wichita Classical 0.
5. Logan Gamble (4-1): 1. bye; 2. W Penka Lar. 6-2, 6-0; QF. L Vander Ark 7-5, 6-3; CQF. W Ramsey WC 9-1; CSF. W Ramsey WC 9-1; 5th. W Kern KCC n/a.
Cole Deutschendorf (0-2): 1. L Rader B.Sea. 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 TB; C1. L Bellar CS 9-3.
6. Isaac Decker-Jeb Carlson (4-2): 1. W Herrman-Thies Lar. 6-0, 6-1; 2. W Knight-Gretsko MC 6-3, 7-5; QF. L Wheeler-Swan WC 6-1, 6-3; CQF. W Hammeke-Oeser CP 9-2; CSF. W Mercer-Jones CS 9-5; 5th. L Brumbaugh/Rauchholz SV n/a.
TOPEKA — The Newton High School boys’ tennis team ended the season Friday at the Class 5A state tournament at the Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka.
In singles play, sophomore Jonah Schloneger fell to Trent Landenberger of Wichita Northwest 6-1, 6-1. In the first consolation round, Schloneger fell to Dakota Caudle of Pittsburg 7-5.
Schloneger ends the season 16-17.
In doubles play, senior Tim Kirner and sophomore Max Musser lost to Blake McCann and Cade Anderson of Topeka Seaman 6-1, 6-4. Kirner and Musser fell to Kale Flores and Jacob Wilson of Andover Central 7-3.
Kirner and Musser end the season 21-11.
Salina Central won the team title with 40 points. Maize South was second at 28. St. James Academy was third at 25, followed by Maize at 23 and Arkansas City at 19.
HUTCHINSON — The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Hutchinson Sports Arena have extended their agreement to host the conference championships there for 2020 and 2021.
The 2018 championships were held at the Sports Arena last fall and are scheduled for the current season.
In addition, the KCAC Fall Fling will be scheduled for the Sports Arena for the next three years. The Fall Fling brought all 13 KCAC schools to the arena to play up to two matches.
The Fall Fling will be extended from two to three days. For the extended run, 13 non-conference schools will be invited to the event.