Check out how area boys tennis teams fared during the week of April 10-16.
Andover Central Invitational
Wellington got third or better in three categories to win the team crown. Evan Keller placed first in No. 1 singles for the Crusaders, and then the doubles teams finished second and third. Arkansas City was one point behind Wellington thanks to strong doubles play. The Bulldogs took first in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Winfield came in third with 15 points as Avery Osen was the last person standing in No. 2 singles. Buhler wound up fourth with 14 points, followed by Andover Central (13) and Maize South (11).
Goddard finished first in all four categories to easily take its own tournament. Timio Lopez (No. 1) and Tanner Pierret (No. 2) each went 3-0 in their singles matches, and the Lions' doubles teams also didn’t lose a match as Goddard compiled 30 points. Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Maize South and Andover all totaled 10 points for second place. Kapaun had two runner-up finishes in the singles competition, while Maize South got second in both doubles categories.
The host Bullpups racked up 55 points to win the title by 17. Hutchinson finished as the team runner-up and Garden City took third with 34 points. The rest of the field included Independence (27 points), Arkansas City (26), Wichita Collegiate (26), Smoky Valley (23), Maize (22) and Salina Central (21).
Greater Wichita Athletic League
Bishop Carroll earned shutouts against Wichita West and Wichita North to move to 7-0 in league duals. The Golden Eagles got challenged by West in the first set at No. 6 singles and No. 1 doubles, but they took control in the second set to prevail. North was able to regroup and beat Wichita South 8-1 behind a sweep in the singles competition. West wasn’t as fortunate as it fell 6-3 to Wichita East, which won five of six singles matches. Wichita Heights went 1-1 in duals as it got blanked by Wichita Northwest before defeating South 8-1. The best match of the day between Heights and South came at No. 1 doubles where the Falcons’ Jonathon Reeder and Josh Florez won 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 10-8.