Pratt tennis team gains three titles in recent competitions
Pratt High School tennis players are advancing through a competitive season, finding that they can ‘mix it up’ with the best of the best and come out on top.
“This was a busy week,” said head coach Tate Thompson. “The boys won their third tournament of the year in Larned on Tuesday. After a rain delay, and a very late night we had #1 singles Rafe Donnenwerth in first place, #2 singles Micah Tatro in first, #1 doubles Hogan Thompson/Keishaune Thompson in second, and #2 doubles Nolan Gordon/Michael Dishman with second. The team won their 3rd tournament of the year at Larned.”
On Thursday, April 30, the Pratt Greenbacks played at home. With oneplayer short, Coach Thompson mixed up the doubles teams a bit and found he had a highly competitive duo in Rafe Donnenwerth and Micah Tatro. In their first competition as a team, Donnenwerth and Tatro went 4-0 in #1 doubles, beating some very strong teams to take first place on their home court.
In #2 doubles, Dishman/Nolan Gordon placed third and Keishaune Thompson took fourth in his first singles experience at #2 singles.
The Greenbacks placed 3rd as a team, reflected their loss of aplayer for the home meet, which affected the overall team score, but still had a great day, according to Thompson.
On Friday at Hillsboro, with four private schools competing in the mix, Pratt finished 4th behind Wichita Collegiate, Wichita Trinity and Hesston. In #1 singles, Donnenwerth placed third, in #2 singles Tatro was second, the #1 doubles team of Hogan and Keishaune Thompson were fourth and #2 doubles Gordon and Dishman were 5th.
“Our team has performed very well all season and we have been in the mix at the top of each tournament with three team championships on the season,” Coach Thompson said.