Maize — Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick won his opening singles match Friday at the Class 6A boys tennis tournament.
Irick defeated Blake Stucky of Garden City, 6-1, 6-1, before falling to Shawnee Mission West’s Vinh Pham, 6-1, 6-0.
The Lions’ doubles team of Matt Grom and Pace Leggins fell to Derby, 6-1, 6-1, and Garden City, 7-0.
Free State’s Andrew Craig lost his opening singles match to Shawnee Mission East’s Brooks Kendall, 6-1, 6-1, then defeated Garden City’s Sebastian Kyaw, 9-0, in consolations, to conclude his action at state.
The FSHS doubles team of Nick Pellett and Richard Lu lost in the opening round to Blue Valley Northwest, 6-0, 6-3, then defeated Washburn Rural, 9-3. Pellett and Lu are scheduled to play three matches today in the consolation round.