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Boys’ Tennis Sweeps JV Sunflower League Tournament

Photos by Jet Semrick

The junior varsity boys’ tennis team won first at the Junior Varsity Sunflower League Tournament with a total of 52 points. East tennis players played in and won all four finals matches to sweep the competition.

All of the 79 matches during the tournament were played at the Harmon Park tennis courts starting at 8:00 a.m and concluding around 4:00 p.m.. All 12 schools from the Sunflower League competed.

Sophomore Max Nabazas won the the first singles bracket, sophomore Chase Mikkelson won the second singles bracket, junior Sam Fay and freshman Andrew Schuetz won the first doubles bracket and junior George Sullivan and sophomore Michael Spivak won the second doubles bracket.

Each bracket had 12 players or teams competing, and all players and teams from East won three matches to win their bracket. Each first place win counted as 13 points towards the team’s total score. The second closest team to East was Lawrence Free State with a total of 43 points.

“It’s great for us to sweep because everyone won, and no one went home disappointed at their loss,” Mikkelson said. “Just a great overall win for East to prove ourselves against all 11 other schools in the Sunflower League.”

Photos of the complete brackets with scores for each match are provided below along with the point totals of all teams that competed.


Point Totals











First Singles Bracket – Won by Max Nabazas


Second Singles Bracket – Won by Chase Mikkelson

Second Singles Bracket

First Doubles Bracket – Won by Sam Fay and Andrew Schuetz


Second Doubles Bracket – Won by George Sullivan and Michael Spivak


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Jet Semrick

Jet Semrick is a junior at Shawnee Mission East and is currently in his third year on Harbinger as the Online Sports Editor. Outside of journalism, Jet is an avid debater on the Kansas and national circuit. Jet is also involved in forensics, student council, cross country, tennis and enjoys volunteering. Academically Jet is pursuing a diploma in the IB program. In the little free time that he has, Jet enjoys watching movies and eating good food. He hopes to lead a ... Read Full »

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