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Free State’s Richard Lu tennis runner-up

April 7, 2013

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— Richard Lu went 4-1 and placed second in singles to pace Free State High’s tennis team to a fifth-place finish at the John Markham Spring Classic on Saturday.

Lu’s only loss was an 8-1 setback to Wichita Independent’s Jake Norman in the championship match.

Free State’s Josh Saathoff went 3-2 and placed 13th.

In doubles, Brandon Juracek and Jonathan Miles Stevens went 3-2 and placed 10th, and Braden Clements and Antonio Schoneich went 3-2 and placed 21st.

Blue Valley West won the team title with 110 and was followed by McPherson (109), Wichita Independent (108), Salina Central (108) and Free State (101).

John Markham Spring Classic

Team scores: 1. Blue Valley West 110; 2. McPherson 109; T3. Wichita Independent 108; T3. Salina Central 108; 5. Free State 101; 6. Derby 100; 7. Goddard 96; 8. Topeka West 90; 9. Conway Springs 74; 10. Independence 73; 11. Maize 72; T12. Goddard Eisenhower 57; T12. Wichita Collegiate 57; 14. Hutchinson 46; 15. Saint Thomas Aquinas 37; 16. Campus 20.

Free State results

Singles

Richard Lu (4-1, second place) def. A. Lloyd, WI, 8-1; def. T. Manlove, GODD, 8-3; def. R. Rasmussen, CS, 8-4; def. A. Davids, TW, 8-6; lost to J. Norman, WI, 8-1.

Josh Saathoff (3-2, 13th place) def. D. Stos, MCP, 8-3; lost to J. Norman, WI, 8-0; lost to I. Farris, GE, 8-1; def. W. Biays, DE, 8-2; def. Z. Hilbig, SC, 8-3.

Doubles

Brandon Juracek-Jonathan Miles Stevens (3-2, 10th place) def. Spencer-Nichols, MZ, 8-3; lost to Geick-Vasam, BVW, 8-4; def. Gerken-Stoller, GODD, 8-4; def. McHenry-Courbot, SC, 8-2; lost to Bengston-Garlow, SC, 8-4.

Braden Clements-Antonio Schoneich (3-2, 21st place) lost to Swink-Hunter, DE, 8-3; def. Devlin-Murphy, WC, 8-5; lost to Burlie-Corbett, MZ, 8-7(3); def. McCaffery-Ferguson, IND, 8-1; def. Buller-Gradert, GE, 8-5.

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