The Hays High School girls tennis team opened its fall season with a dominating first-place finish at the Cimarron Invitational on Thursday.
Four Indians left with first place finishes, helping the team score a total of 44 points. As a whole, the team only dropped two of their 20 matches.
Tribune-Greeley County finished in second place with a total of 39. The third-place team, Ulysses, scored 22 points. Salina Central, St. John and Cimarron rounded out the standings in fourth, fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Hays High’s Brooke Forinash breezed through the No. 1 singles competition, finishing the tournament 5-0. Her closest match — a 6-2 win — came against Salina Central’s Emily Vaught.
She won three of her final four matches 6-1, including a win over the second-place finisher in No.1 singles, Greeley County’s Cassidy Hild.
The Indians’ No. 2 singles player, Sarah Wyse, also won all five of her matches on the day. She lost just five sets, three of which came against Ulysses’ Malissa Segovia.
Wyse also topped the the runner up, Daniela Valeta, of Greeley County, by a 6-1 score.
The Indians’ No. 2 double team of Gabby Taliaferro and Brianna Forinash also finished in first without dropping a match.
Salina Central’s duo of Mikayla Jellison and Jewel Ceballos took three sets from the Hays High duo, but the Indians held on for a win. Salina Central’s duo finished second in No. 2 doubles.
Taliaferro and Forinash shutout the No. 2 doubles teams from Cimarron and Ulysses en route to the top finish.
Hays High’s No. 1 doubles team of Sylina Zhang and Joslyn Dinkel was unable to complete the sweep of first-place finishes, placing second.
The pair dropped their first match 6-3 to Greeley County’s Morgan Woelk and Jessica Mendoza, the winners at No. 1 doubles.
A 6-3 loss to Cimarron’s Lizzet Mendoza and Raechal Hawley followed before Zhang and Dinkel rattled off a 6-3 win over Saline Central and beat both St. John and Ulysses’ No. 1 doubles teams by 6-1 margins.
The Indians will look to make it two in a row on Sept. 3 when the team hosts its own invitational.