FSHS tennis falls to Rural, 9-0

Free State tennis player Tucker Nickel returns a shot in his No. 6 singles match Wednesday against Washburn Rural at FSHS.

Free State High suffered a 9-0 tennis setback to Washburn Rural on Wednesday at FSHS.

“Today was a tough day,” Firebirds coach Oather Strawderman said. “Going 0-9 is never good. My hope is that the guys view this as a learning experience. We want to be competitive with Rural, and today showed us that we are a long way from that.”

Washburn Rural 9, Free State 0


Matt Murray, WR, def Ian Pultz-Earle, 9-3.

Tanner Driggers, WR, def. Stephen Anderson, 9-1.

Nathan Osborn, WR, def. Sam Solis, 9-0.

Jordan Lind, WR, def. David Neff, 9-2.

Jared Bray, WR, def. Seamus Ryan, 9-7.

Reid Osborn, WR, def. Tucker Nickel, 9-1.


Murray/Bray, WR, def. Neff/Pultz-Earle, 9-1.

Osborn/Osborn, WR, def. Anderson/Solis, 9-0.

Beard/Garland, WR, def. Nickel/Ryan, 9-1.