Independent sophomore Jacob Maddox reached the singles semifinals at the Class 3-2-1A boys tennis tournament at Riverside Tennis Complex with a pair of easy victories Friday, losing just three games in two matches.
Friday was the first day of action at state championships in four classes. The tournaments conclude today.
Maddox will face Kansas City Christian freshman Johnny Goodwin today. Sterling junior Eduardo Martelli will faced Immaculata’s James Cha in the other semifinal.
In 3-2-1A doubles, Independent’s Sam McCoy and Brandon King made the semis, where they will face Claflin-Central Plains’ Benn Kirmer and Layne Bieberle. Conway Springs’ Anthony Trifiletti and Grant Bellar won three matches Friday to reach the other semifinal, where they will take on Hutchinson Trinity’s Jason Banning and Michael Lindt.
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Class 5A — Goddard’s doubles team of Britt Hansen and Ryan Wolfe reached the semifinals in Arkansas City. They will take on Salina Central’s Justin Bengston and Nathan Garlow today. Arkansas City’s John Rohr and Justin Vargas will face St. Thomas Aquinas’ Nick Logan and Parker Turek.
In singles, Kapaun’s Mason Born lost in the quarterfinals, falling 6-1, 6-0 to Lansing’s Anil Patel.
Class 4A — Smoky Valley senior Quinn Dippel stayed undefeated this season and reached the semifinals in Topeka. He beat Collegiate freshman Samuel Beren 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Collegiate sophomore Travis Osland also lost in the quarters, falling in three sets against Abilene’s Matthew Barlow.
In doubles, Collegiate’s Clay Holden and Hunter Morris will face Gavin Webster and Tyler Posch of Independence in one semifinal, while Wellington’s Evan Keller and Brian Peck will play in the other semi against Parsons’ Parker Robertson and John Paul Hurley.
Class 6A — All the semifinalists in singles and doubles are from Johnson County schools. Blue Valley North junior Trey Daniel improved to 21-0 this season with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins at Maize South Middle School.