At time of press Friday evening, the first day of the Class 6A state tennis tournament was continuing to be played after a four-hour delay earlier in the day due to weather.
All three of Garden City High School’s entrants were playing at the Olathe College Boulevard Activity Center, after all three had lost their first round matches and dropping into the consolation’s first round.
Taryn Tabor dropped her first match to Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Michaela Crowe, 6-1, 6-2, and was set to play Michaela Magee in the consolation match.
The Buffaloes’ other singles player, Erasay Alcantar-Velasquez, was blanked in her first round match, 6-0, 6-0, to Mill Valley’s Sophie Lecuru. Her opponent in the consolation first round had not yet been determined at time of press.
In doubles action, the duo of Sage Riggs and Carson Linenberger dropped their first match, 6-2, 6-1, to Shawnee Mission South’s Mary Novak and Madison Hanna. They were also awaiting to learn their consolation first-round opponent at press time Friday.
In a twist of fate, Cimarron’s Katharine Moffitt and Scott City’s Abbigail LeBeau squared off in the Class 3-2-1A state tournament at Pratt’s Walter Blake Tennis Complex.
It was Moffitt that came out with the win, 6-0, 6-3, to advance to the second round. But Moffitt dropped that match, 6-1, 6-0, to Hesston’s Halle Krehbiel, 6-1, 6-0, to drop into the consolation bracket first round.
There, both Moffitt and LeBeau lost, ending their state tournaments early.
LeBeau lost to Larned’s Kristen Anderson, 9-1, and Moffitt lost to Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic’s Caeli Clean, 9-3.