Boys Tennis triumphs at Regionals

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

Leaving Centennial League with both singles and doubles champions, boys tennis continued their streak by traveling to Topeka to compete in Regionals.

The top singles player sophomore Daniel Harkin finished Regionals with a finishing score of 4-0 and claimed the title of Regional Singles Champion for the second time in a row. During the semifinals of the meet, Harkin had to compete against his teammate junior Robert Zhang, the number 2 singles player. Harkin eventually won, leaving Zhang to compete for third place against a player from Wichita East. Zhang eventually placed fourth place with a finishing score of 2-2.

The doubles team also had to play against each other in the doubles semifinals. The number one doubles team of senior Jack Easton and his partner, junior Jerin Ugrin, played against Manhattan’s other doubles team of sophomore Luke Craft and his partner, freshman Kelton Poole, who are the number two doubles team. Ultimately, Easton and Ugrin triumphed against Craft and Poole, who won against Topeka High and finished Regionals in third place with an overall score of 3-1.

Due to rain on Friday, the doubles championship match was postponed to Saturday. Easton and Ugrin competed that Saturday against Washburn Rural and won claiming Regional

Doubles Champions with a score of 4-0.

At the end of Regionals all six of Manhattan’s players qualified for state. It’s the first time MHS has sent all six players to state since 2015 and it’s the Indians’ second straight 6A Regional Championship.

The team will travel to Olathe to compete in the 6A State meet on Friday and finish on Satu