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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Pup netters take Goddard Invite behind three firsts

  • McPherson High’s boys tennis team had three first place finishes Thursday and the Bullpups came away with their second-straight team win at the Goddard Invitational.
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  • McPherson High’s boys tennis team had three first place finishes Thursday and the Bullpups came away with their second-straight team win at the Goddard Invitational.
    McPherson’s Gallagher Martin had the high finish for the singles’ players, as he took first at No. 2 singles by going 3-0 on the day.
    In pool play, Martin defeated Eisenhower’s Patrick Pham 8-2 and Maize’s Jordan Nichols 8-2.
    With the No. 2 championship on the line, Martin steamrolled Goddard’s Josh Purdy 8-0 to take first.
    At No. 1 singles, Kento Aizawa took fifth after 1-2 performance. His one win came at the opportune time, however, as he defeated Northwest’s Taryn Powers 8-7 (4) to take fifth.
    Both Bullpup doubles teams went 3-0 and claimed first Thursday. Peter and Ryan Horton defated Eisenhower and Northwest in pool play by scores of 8-2 and 8-3, respectively.
    In the finals, they defeated host Goddard 8-3.
    In No. 2 doubles, Dylan Stos and Luke Williams handily defeated Eisenhower 8-3 and Maize 8-1.
    Stos and Williams also had Goddard in the finals, where they won 8-1.
    As a team, McPherson had 19 points to claim first place. Goddard finished second with 16, followed by Derby (9), Maize (9), Eisenhower (8) and Northwest (3).

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