Four quality tennis programs met at Forest Park on Monday as the Parsons Vikings girls hosted Bishop Miege, Independence and Chanute.
Bishop Miege, playing in Parsons for the first time ever, won the meet with 11 points. Independence was second with seven, followed by Parsons with five then Chanute with one.
In the No. 1 singles bracket, Gracen Friess had to bow out early after aggravating a sprained ankle. The reigning SEK League and regional champion isn’t expected to miss Parsons’ next tournament on Saturday.
“She sprained her ankle pretty badly,” Parsons head coach Tyler Beardmore said. “She didn’t practice Monday or Tuesday and noticeably started hurting towards the end of her second match. I didn’t let her play her third match. I didn’t let her play her third match because she’s already beaten that girl. No reason to hurt it worse.”
Friess beat Kori Babcock of Chanute 8-1 and Mariel Allen of Bishop Miege 8-3 before defaulting to Abby Veile of Independence. Friess won the bracket on a tiebreaker. Friess’ win over Allen was the only loss Bishop Miege suffered in any bracket on the day.
In the No. 2 singles division, Bishop Miege’s Lauren Myers won first with a 3-0 showing.
Parsons’ Sydney Schibi went 1-2, defeating Chanute’s Aimee Maxton 8-6 but falling to Myers 8-2 and Tia Gregory of Independence 8-1.
As for the top doubles division, Bishop Miege’s Riley Hagen and Olivia Hayward went 3-0 to take first place.
Parsons’ Jaidyn Shultz and Lauren Farris beat Chanute’s Tyra Bogle and Grace Thompson 8-1 and Independence’s Blair Dodson and Browyn O’Malley 8-4 while losing to Hagen and Hayward 8-4.
As for the No. 2 doubles bracket, Bishop Miege’s Delaney Pepin and Livi Shull went 3-0 to take first.
Parsons’ Cait Chalker and Jazzy Palmer went 0-3, falling to Chanute’s Lena Aguilar and Gracie Palet 8-2, Pepin and Shull 8-2 and Piper Marquez and Kristina Morrison 8-1.
Parsons heads to Wichita on Saturday for a tournament hosted by Collegiate.