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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Jenkner making his mark in singles

  •      Alex Jenkner is quickly establishing himself as one of the top singles players in the Western Athletic Conference     Jenkner, a senior from Dodge City High School, made quick work of Great Bend’s Nick Moyers, 8-0, and also Garden City’s Blake Stucky, 8-4, ...
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  •      Alex Jenkner is quickly establishing himself as one of the top singles players in the Western Athletic Conference
        Jenkner, a senior from Dodge City High School, made quick work of Great Bend’s Nick Moyers, 8-0, and also Garden City’s Blake Stucky, 8-4, Tuesday afternoon during home action at the DCHS tennis courts.
        Jenkner, a Barton County Community College signee, improved his overall record to 16-7  — even though he’s been facing the opposition’s best throughout the season.
        “I’ve been playing pretty strong this year,” Jenkner said. “I wish would have beaten some players.
        “It started out the season pretty strong, and then we had our two toughest tournaments and I didn’t do too bad in them.”
        The key for his emergence?
        “It’s been my serving this year,” Jenkner said. “I’ve been doing pretty good there.
        “When I get the ball across the net right, I can just pound it in there every time and it takes the opposition time to get used to it.”
        The meet was initially scheduled for last Thursday, but was postponed because of inclement weather. Two schools already had prior matches scheduled, thus the format changed for the trio of teams that hit the courts.
        Each school had their usual No. 1 and No.  singles players compete, and each team’s No. 1 doubles players were their No. 3 and No. 4 singles players.
        Moreover, the Nos. 1 and 2 singles players composed the No. 1 doubles team for DCHS on this day.
        As the Demons prepare for the WAC championship next Monday at Garden City, DCHS head coach Andrew Sever says Jenkner might be hitting his stride.
        “He looks like he’s at  the top of his level,” Sever said. “His serving is a lot better.
        “He’s not folding as much.”
        In No.1 doubles, Ethan Hutchcraft and Peter Neidhart “have not had a below .500 match all season,” Sever said. “The worst they have done is 2-2, so they’ve been very consistent.”
    DODGE CITY HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
    At DCHS tennis courts
    Tuesday’s results
        Team: 1. Garden City; 2. Garden City; 3. Grreat Bend.
    SINGLES
        No. 1 singles — Alex Jenkner, 2-0, first place
        No. 2 singles — Zak Nichols, 1-1 second place
        No. 3 Singles — Peter Neidhart, 2-0, first place
        No. 4 singles — Ethan Hutchcraft, 2-0, first place
        No. 5 singles — Garrett Salem 1-1, second place
        No. 6 singles —Tyler Woods 0-2,  third place
    DOUBLES
        No. 1 doubles — Alex Jenkner and Zak Nichols, 2-0, first place
        No. 2 dopubles — Peter Neidhart and Ethan Hutchcraft, 1-1, second place
        No. 3 doubles — Garrett Salem and Tyler Woods, 1-1, second place

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