Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Two-Time State Champ Tommy Hunter Leads All-City Tennis

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Two-Time State Champ Tommy Hunter Leads All-City Tennis

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Two-time Class 4A state singles champion Tommy Hunter, 4A runner- up Blake Hunter and 5A runner-up Todd Rilinger headline the 2014 All- City boys tennis team.

Tommy Hunter, a Hayden sophomore, won his second straight state singles title, beating his brother Blake, a senior, in the championship match. The one-two finish by the Hunters led Hayden to the 4A team championship.

Rilinger, a Seaman senior, finished second in singles at the 5A state tournament, leading the Vikings to a third-place team finish.

Other state placers on the All-City team include Washburn Rural senior Reid Osborn and his sophomore brother, Nathan, who were ninth in 6A doubles, and Seaman juniors Grant Boyd and Cameron Waters, who were 10th in 5A doubles.

City champion Washburn Rural also placed senior Matt Murray and juniors Kyle Beard and Brenden Garland on the All-City team, with Beard and Garland winning the No. 2 doubles title in the city meet and Murray finishing second in No. 1 singles in the city meet.

Topeka High is represented by the doubles team of senior David Gernon and freshman Chris Gernon, who were second in No. 1 doubles in the city meet and qualified for the 6A state meet.

All-City capsules:

KYLE BEARD, Washburn Rural -- Beard, a junior, teamed with Brenden Garland to take the city championship in No. 2 doubles. Beard and Garland placed third in 6A regional competition to earn state berths.

GRANT BOYD, Seaman -- Boyd, a junior, teamed with Cameron Waters to finish third in the city meet in No. 1 doubles. Boyd and Waters were third in regionals and capped their season with a 10th-place finish in the 5A state tournament.

BRENDEN GARLAND, Washburn Rural -- Garland, a junior, teamed with Beard to take the city championship in No. 2 doubles. Garland and Beard placed third in 6A regional competition to earn state berths.

CHRIS GERNON, Topeka High -- A freshman, Gernon teamed with his brother, David, to win the city championship in No. 1 doubles. The Gernons placed fourth in doubles in the Centennial League meet and qualified for 6A state with a fifth-place regional finish. …

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