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Panthers, Indians compete at Garden City tennis
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GARDEN CITY — Great Bend's Kedem Deines/Jacob Parks (2-2) placed seventh at the Garden City Tennis Invitational. Great Bend (72) placed sixth in the team standings. Deines/Parks defeated Scott City's Brody Strine/Brody Stoecklein, 8-5 for seventh place.

"Kaden and Jacob are really starting to mesh well," said Great Bend coach Chris Manning. "They're becoming a solid No. 1 doubles team. We're starting to play tennis without so many nerves. It’s fun to watch." 

Panther Aiden Stacey (3-2) finished 10thh with a hard-fought 8-7 (6-2) tiebreaker to Dodge City's Edgar Varela.

"Aiden continues to fight though tough draws," Manning said.

Panther Aaron Ramirez (3-2) defeated Larned's Troy Hemken 8-2 for 13th place.

Larned's Mason Mead/Tristan Thompson (3-2) placed 10th with an 8-3 loss to Dodge City's Peter Bui/Dan Velasquez. Panthers Chasen Ramsey/Kadin Pounds placed 19th.


TEAM TOTALS—1—Scott City 122; 2—Garden City Brown 112; 3—Hays High 111; 4—Dodge City 99; 5—Cimarron 77; 6—Great Bend 72; 7—Garden City White 65; 8—Larned 44; 9—Liberal 35; 10—Ulysses 26; 11—Colby 11

SINGLES—9—Edgar Varela, DC def. Aiden Stacey, GB, 8-7 (6-2); Stacey def. Gerson Alaniz, Liberal, 8-1; Konner Smith, Cimarron def. Stacey, 8-2; Stacey def. Reece Kraus, GC White, 8-5

13—Aaron Ramirez, GB def. Troy Hemken, Larned, 8-2; Ramirez def. Aiden O’Crotty-Perez, Larned, 8-2; Houston Frank, Scott City def. Ramirez, 8-1; Krause, HC White def. Ramirez, 8-4; Hemken def. Zach Kistler, Colby, 8-1; Josh Negron, DC def. Hemken, 8-0; Jacob Pando, Cimarron def. Hemken, 8-1; Hemken def. Troy Duque, Liberal, 8-2

19—Alaniz, Liberal def. O’Crotty-Perez, 8-6

DOUBLES—7—Kedem Deines/Jacob Parks, GB def. Brody Strine/Brody Stoecklein, Scott City, 8-5; Deines/Parks def. Adan Romero/Alan Vasquez, DC, 8-6; Avery Noll/Sage Stoecklein, Scott City def. Deines/Parks, 8-0; Ashton Palmer/Kevin Nguyen, GC Brown def. Deines/Parks, 8-2

9—Peter Bui/Dan Velasquez, DC def. Mason Mead/Tristan Thompson, Larned, 8-3; Mead/Thompson def. Ed Galindo/Justin Ranos, Liberal, 8-1; Ashton Palmer/Kevin Nguyen, GC Brown def. Mead/Thompson, 8-7 (6-1); Mead/Thompson def. Ele Sanchez/Braidyn Orebaugh, GC White, 8-2; Romero/Vasquez, DC def. Mead/Thompson, 8-6

19—Chasen Ramsey/Kadin Pounds, GB def. Jesus Holguin/Aaron Carrasco, Ulysses, 8-1; Sanchez/Orebaugh, CC White def. Ramsey/Pounds, 8-2; Ramsey/Pounds def. Ed Galindo/Justin Ranos, Liberal, 8-5; Levi Haines/Landon Bradley, Colby def. Ramsey/Pounds, 8-4