Special to the Daily Leader
The Lady Redskin tennis team finished ninth out of a field of 14 at the McPherson Invitational Saturday.
Senior Susan Nguyen positioned herself to become the No. 1 seed at the upcoming Regional tennis tournament by upsetting the No. 3 seed from Class 6A Derby and by avenging earlier losses to Colby’s defending champion.
Mo. 1 Singles — Susan Nguyen went 4-1 on the day earning the third-place medal. She defeated Chloe Schellhorn from Topeka West 8-1. Then in a match she wasn’t picked to win, Susan upset Derby’s Hannah Crawford 8-7 (8-6 tie-breaker).
Susan fell to defending champion Mariah Vargas from Ark City 0-8, but found herself competing for third place against her year-long foe, Caitlyn Wark from Colby. This time, Susan manhandled the 4A champion 8-3 to avenge earlier losses and securing the third place medal.
No. 2 Singles — Kathy Nguyen went 1-2 on the day. She lost to Hutchinson’s Linda Glabiszewski 4-8, lost to Newton’s Avery Vogts 3-8, then bounced back to defeat Garden City’s Kelsey Stewart 8-4.
No. 1 Doubles — Lauren Harp and Desirae Courkamp went 0-3 on the day. They lost to Hoisington’s Funk/Bitter 2-8, lost to Great Bend’s Schartz/McVay 3-8, then lost to Garden City’s Garder/Silva 4-8.
No. 2 Doubles — Katie Plunk and Jacqueline Nguyen went 2-3 on the day. They lost to Ark City’s Jackson/Hall 1-8, lost to Topeka West’s King/Hemmer 2-8, lost to Garden City’s Gardner/Silva 4-8, then defeated Hoisington’s Lacey/Rodiz 8-5.
The Lady Redskins play in the Western Athletics Conference Championship in Great Bend today then travel to McPherson on Friday for Regionals.