Wichita Lawrence High tennis player Thomas Irick went 1-1 in his opening matches of the Class 6A state tournament on Friday.
Irick defeated Blue Valley North’s Rohit Bhaget, 6-3, 6-1, before falling to Anil Patel of Blue Valley, 6-1, 6-3.
The LHS senior will take on Derby’s Miles Medaris in his first match today. If Irick defeats Medaris, he will go on to face the winner of Bhaget and Olathe Northwest’s Tong Thompson.
The highest Irick can finish is fifth place.