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BV North’s Daniel caps unbeaten season in 6A

MAIZE — Blue Valley North’s Trey Daniel continued the Mustangs’ dominance of Class 6A boys tennis singles, singles, breezing to the title Saturday with a 6-3. 6-1 victory over Shawnee Mission West’s Vinh Pham.

Daniel, a junior, finished the season at 23-0. Jack Sock, who turned pro after graduation last season, went 80-0 for Blue Valley North, including the past four 6A singles titles.

In doubles, Blue Valley Northwest’s Louis Stuerke and Max Katcher defeated Shawnee Mission East’s Jake Glazer and Jackson O’Gorman-Bean, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3 – their first victory over the East duo in four matches.

All was not bleak for Shawnee Mission East, however. The Lancers used their depth and the showings by O’Gorman-Bean and Glazer as well as Brooks Kendall (third in singles) to win the team title with 50 points, far ahead of Blue Valley North (27) and Blue Valley Northwest (24), which finished second and third, respectively.

Team — 1. Shawnee Mission East, 50; 2. Blue Valley North, 27; 3. Blue Valley Northwest, 24; 4. Shawnee Mission West, 16; 5. Manhattan, 14; 6. Hutchinson, 13; 7. (tie) Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest, 12; 9. (tie) Blue Valley West, Washburn Rural, 11; 11. Lawrence, 8; 12. (tie) Derby, Olathe North, 7; 14. Free State, 5.5; 15. Olathe Northwest, 5; 16. Maize, 3.5; 17. Topeka, 3; 18. (tie) Garden City, Leavenworth, Olathe South, Wichita Northwest, .5; 22. Wichita East, 0.

Singles

Championship – Daniel, BVN, def. Pham, SMW, 6-3, 6-1; Third place – Kendall, SME, def. Smith, SMN, 6-3, 2-0, ret.; Fifth place – Rodgers, BVW, def. Hallowell, Manhattan, 9-6; Seventh place –Irick, Law, def. Crist, ON, 9-4; Ninth place – McDonald, SME, def. Benz, Hutch, 9-2; Eleventh place – Seaton, Man, def. McChristian, Maize, 9-1.

Semifinals – Daniel def. Kendall, 6-0. 6-2; Pham def. Smith, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2;

Doubles

Championship – Stuerke-Katcher, BVNW, def. Glazer-O’Gorman-Bean, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3; Third place –Goulding- Surface, SME, def. Mitts- Holman, SMNW, 6-4, 6-0; Fifth place – Ziegler- Koupel, WashRural, def. Curry-Samuelson, BVN, 9-3; Seventh place – Hickman-File, Hutch, def. Swink-Hunter, Derby, 9-1; Ninth place – Roberts-Raghuraman, BVNW, def. Pellett-Lu, FS, 9-7; Eleventh place – Moy-Fabiano, ONW, def. Snyder-Hamilton, Topeka, 9-2.

Semifinals O’Gorman-Bean-Glazer def. Mitts-Holman, 3-6, 6-1 (10-4); Stuerke-Katcher def. Goulding-Surface, 6-2, 6-1.

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