MHS tennis second at Washburn Rural

By Joel Jellison

The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team was in Topeka on Tuesday for a quad at Washburn Rural, taking second place.

The meet featured Washburn Rural, Topeka West and Topeka High as opponents and MHS coach Chuck Kipp said it was a good chance for the team to get a preview of May’s Centennial League meet.

“It gave us a pretty good look at what we will see at Centennial League,” he said. “Washburn Rural has a good doubles team but not as quality singles as they have had in years past, Topeka High is a mixed bag and Topeka West has a good singles player.”

Kenton Hallowell ran into the Chargers’ good singles player, losing his only match of the day to Topeka West to finish 2-1 in No. 1 singles.

Kipp said Hallowell didn’t play as well as he probably could have in the match, and Hallowell acknowledged that after the meet.

The Indians got a perfect day out of junior No. 2 singles player Jake Seaton, who won his division with a 3-0 record.

Switching up the doubles teams a little, Riley Ratliff and Dustin Hayes teamed up in No. 1 doubles and finished 1-2. JT Turnley and Sam Rozell went 1-2 in No. 2 doubles.

The Indians were scheduled to have a triangular with Junction City and Highland Park on Tuesday at City Park, but Kipp said they have added Marysville to that meet as well.

Next Tuesday’s meet is the only home meet on the calendar for the Indians, and Kipp said they will use it for their traditional team barbecue.









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