Mission — Lawrence High’s Thomas Irick placed fourth in No. 1 singles Thursday at the Sunflower League boys tennis tournament.
Free State took sixth place in the team standings, and Lawrence High was 10th in the 10-team tournament.
For Free State, Richard Lu placed seventh at No. 1 singles.
The Lions’ No. 1 doubles team of Austin Abbott and Christoph Brandt placed seventh, and the LHS No. 2 doubles team of Kley Bolivar and Adam Eudaly was 11th. Elliott Abromeit placed 11th in No. 2 singles.
“I was very pleased with Thomas’ play,” LHS coach Chris Marshall said. “In his first match, he was down 4-7 and came back and won 8-7 in a tiebreak. Overall, it was one of Thomas’ stronger showings this year. I was also pleased with my No. 1 doubles team. We were the ninth-seeded team and finished seventh.
For Free State, Josh Saathoff was sixth at No. 2 singles, Brandon Juracek and Miles Stevens placed sixth at No. 1 doubles, and Brady Clements and Antonio Schoeneich placed sixth at No. 2 doubles.
Team scores: SM East 47, Olathe Northwest 40, SM West 39, SM South 37, SM Northwest 28, Free State 27, Olathe North 22, Olathe East 21, Olathe South 21, Lawrence 19, SM North 10, Leavenworth 5.
Lawrence High results
No. 1 Thomas Irick (1-2), fourth place.
No. 2 Elliott Abromeit (1-2), 11th place.
No. 1 Austin Abbott-Christoph Brandt (2-2), seventh place.
No. 2 Kley Bolivar-Adam Eudaly (1-2), 11th place.
Free State results
No. 1 Richard Lu (seventh place) def. Byrd, OE, 8-2; lost to Pham, SMW, 8-3; lost to ON, 8-1; def. Patel, SMNW, 8-1.
No. 2 Josh Saathoff (sixth place) lost to Fitchett, ONW, 8-6; def. Lietjauw, ON, 8-5; lost to Bartel, SMW, 8-6.
No. 1 Brandon Juracek-Miles Stevens (sixth place) lost to Edwards-Petty, OS, 8-5; def. Abbott-Brandt, LHS, 8-2; lost to Head-Nelson, SMW, 8-6.
No. 2 Brady Clements-Antonio Schoneich (sixth place) def. Valloder-Schatzel, Lv., 8-1; lost to Bernard-Zeller, SMS, 8-1; def. Hicks-Erickson, OS, 8-2; lost to Sterns-Gay, SMNW, 8-2.