FSHS doubles team takes 3rd

? Free State High’s doubles tennis team of Ian Pultz-Earle and Erik Czapinski placed third to pace the Firebirds to a ninth-place finish at the 15-team John Markham Spring Classic on Saturday.

Free State’s other doubles team of David Neff and Declan Forth placed 25th.

On the singles side, Free State’s Seamus Ryan placed 20th, and Manuel Solis was 25th.

Team scores: Blue Valley West 134, Salina Central 131, Independence 106, McPherson 105, Goddard (Blue) 101, Goodard Eisenhower 79, Wichita Collegiate 76, Conway Springs 75, Free State 71, Derby 65, Topeka West 64, Wichita Independent 59, Campus 41, Goddard (White) 28, Hutchinson 26.

Free State results


Seamus Ryan (20th place) lost to Daniel Dunn, DE, 8-2; def. Taylor, WI, 8-4; def. Edwards, DE, 8-4; lost to Anderson, GE, 8-1; lost to Tatum, Goddard, 8-7 (4).

Manuel Solis (25th place) lost to Zachary Hampton, SC, 8-0; lost to Miles, CS, 8-6; def. Talbert, CA, 8-4; def. Steinbock, TW, 8-4; def. Khare, WC, 8-7.


Ian Pultz-Earle/Erik Czapinski (3rd place) def. Cottrell/Gonzales, TW, 8-0; def. Mills/Cheng, BVW; def. Aizawa/Williams, McP, 8-7 (4); lost to Mittleman/Cornish, BVW, 8-1; def. Karim/Murphy, WC, 8-2.

David Neff/Declan Forth (25th place) lost to Aizawa/Williams, McP, 8-3; lost to McCue/McGreevy, GE, 8-7 (4); def. Cottrell/Gonzales, TW, 8-0; def. Burmeister/Chan, WI; def. Chan/Pyle, CA, 8-0.