The boys tennis team celebrated several wins this week, and recognized Sunil Reiland and Matthew Justis at Senior Night, Tuesday, April 27.
MICDS Tournament of Champions At the MICDS Tournament of Champions on Friday, April 23, the boys tennis team sparred with some of the best teams in Kansas and western Missouri to finish with their highest tournament score ever.
Richey King took two 8-0 wins over Rock Bridge and Westminister Christian Academy and advanced to the semi-finals, winning 8-3. King faced the previous state champion and took this year's champion title after a set of wins 6-4, 6-3, and 6-2. Richey King also won the Dale Eschlebrenner Sportsmanship award. This is the second time that a Barstow student has received this award.
Fellow teammate Sunil Reiland took an 8-0 win over CBC. In doubles Matthew Justis and George Colombo prevailed to take a 9-8 win over St. Louis University High School, a 9-7 win over Rock Bridge and finished the day with a 9-7 win over Westminister Christian Academy. Sankeeth Gandhari and Dylan Markey faced a difficult first round but came back strong with a 8-1 win over CBC and an 8-3 win over Rock Bridge.
Blue Springs South The tennis team defeated Blue Springs South on Monday, April 26, with a 7-2 win. The match opened with doubles where #1 doubles team Richey King and Sankeerth Gandhari dominated the competition with an 8-1 win. Doubles team Dylan Markey and Aaram Salam, seeded at #3 in doubles, took an 8-4 win.
In singles, Richey King, seeded at #1, started the match off with with an 8-4 win, #2 Suny Gandhari followed suit with an 8-3 win, #5 Dylan Markey fought hard to take a 9-8 tiebreaker win. #6 Aaram Salam played strong with an 8-4 victory and George Colombo also took an 8-4 win.
Bishop Miege On Tuesday, April 27, the team celebrated seniors Sunil Reiland and Matthew Justis and a 9-0 win against Miege. Richey King and Sankeerth Gandhari, #1 doubles, won 8-1 followed by Matthew Justis and George Colombo, #2 doubles, took an 8-0 win. Aaram Salam and Dylan Markey won their match with an 8-1 victory.
In singles, Richey King, Sankeerth Gandhari and Aaram Salam all won their matches with similar 8-1 victories. George Colombo and Dylan Markey made short work of their matches with individual 8-0 wins.