I was up in Salina today and watch Wichita Independent’s Ryan Norman win his first 4A title and his third straight (he won titles in 3-2-1A the past two seasons). Norman beat Smoky Valley’s Chase Dippel, the defending 4A champion, 7-5, 6-2.
The cool thing is these guys are friends. They work out together at Genesis, where Ryan’s dad, Simon, also Independent’s coach, is the tennis director. It’s a cool link and it was fun to see. Norman also beat Quinn Dippel, a freshman, in the semifinals.
In Class 3-2-1A, Collegiate won the team title.