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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • MHS claims Hesston Invitational

  • The Bullpup tennis team continued it's dominance of the competition Thursday, as they took first at the Hesston Invitational behind a one-two finish in the doubles ranks.
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  • The Bullpup tennis team continued it's dominance of the competition Thursday, as they took first at the Hesston Invitational behind a one-two finish in the doubles ranks.
    The duo of Max Pyle and Ben Davidson continued their destruction of all teams in their path, as they went 4-0 to take first Thursday. Davidson and Pyle are now 28-0 on the season and have now faced their toughest competition as they prepare for a run at state in May.
    McPherson coach Doug Gayer made a shift with his other doubles team in the tournament, as he substituted Peter Horton for Connor Schafer in the team with Ryan Horton. Horton and Schafer went 3-1, including a come-from-behind win in the semifinals. The duo were down 6-1, but came back to win 8-7.
    In singles play, Peter Horton went 3-1 and captured third, while Dylan Stos went 2-2 for sixth.
    "Stos played the best he has all year," Gayer said. "And this was the first time Peter Horton played singles this year and his effort was very good."
    The Pups took first with 120 team points. Hesston was a distant second with 108.
    The JV squad was also in action Thursday, as they traveled to Wichita Collegiate for an eight-team tournament, where they finished third.
    The No. 2 doubles team of Daniel Holthus and Daniel Fallis had the top finish for the Pups, as they went 3-0 and took first.
    The No. 1 doubles duo of Gallagher Martin and Nick Carlson went 2-1 and took third.
    In singles play, Luke Williams went 2-1 in No. 1 singles for second. Price Kramer went 1-2 and captured fourth.
    The varsity squad will travel to Wichita Collegiate on Monday for the AVCTL tournament, which will be played at Riverside Tennis Center.
    The JV will host their own invitational starting this afternoon at 3 p.m. at McPherson High School.

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