The Independence Junior Tennis Team started their season on Thursday morning in Ark City.

Indy brought players from all across the board with boys singles, girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles all playing teams in the tournament.

Indy faced off with Ark City first on Thursday morning and had a little bit of trouble with the bigger city.

This was a team match-up where every game won factored into the scoring. Indy had mixed success in the first one going 2-3 as a team.

Soli Groff won the girls singles match against Messenger by a score of 6-4 and 7-6. She won the tiebreaker 7-2 to take home the win.

In girls doubles Tia Gregory and Piper Marquez had a solid win over Klonakas and Spears with a 6-4, 6-2 win in their match.

The boys just didn't have as much success in the match as Sam Grice fell in boys singles, Brecken Bertie and Ryan Stoner fell in boys doubles and Dominique Mendoza and Emma Johnson lost in mixed doubles.

Indy fell in the team match to Ark City 51-36.


Here are the final scores from those matches:


Boys singles- Sam Grice lost to Velezquez 1-6, 0-6

Girls singles- Soli Groff won against Messenger 6-4, 7-6(7-2)

Boys doubles- Brecken Bertie and Ryan Stoner lost to Hoag and Klotz 1-6,0-6

Girls doubles- Tia Gregory and Piper Marquez beat Klonakas and Spears 6-4, 6-2

Mixed doubles- Emma Johnson and Dominique Mendoza lost to Hilarto and Wells 3-6,3-6


In their second team match of the day Indy went up against Hesston. In that match they got one win as a team as the girls doubles team of Piper Marquez and Brynn Bertie defeated Alexia Boles and Patty Sanchez 6-4, 6-4.

And while the team competed in their other matches in the day, they just weren't quite able to get over the hump to get wins.

In mixed doubles Sam Grice and Soli Groff played a really tough first game as they fell in a tiebreaker 5-6 and 4-7 in the tiebreak. And after that intense game they were clearly a little bit gasses as they fell 1-6 in the second game.

Grice also competed in boys singles against Hesston, but he ran up against a tough opponent again and fell 2-6, 0-6 in the match.

In the end Indy was unable to keep up with Hesston as they fell 56-26.


Here are the rest of the scores from that match:


Boys singles- Sam Grice was beat by Logan Gamble 2-6,0-6

Girls singles- Tia Gregory was beat by Michaela Martin 3-6,2-6

Boys doubles- Dominique Mendoza and Ryan Stoner was beat by Rhain Isaac and Jeb Carlson 0-6,1-6

Girls doubles- Brynn Bertie and Piper Marquez beat Alexia Boles and Patty Sanchez 6-4,6-4

Mixed doubles- Sam Grice and Soli Groff lost to Michaela Martin and Cole Deutschendorf 5-6(4-7), 1-6


Indy also had a few other matches they played separate from the team and had some success there as well.

Piper Marquez really had a good day overall as she got wins in both of their team matches in doubles, and she came out after that and defeated Klonaks of Ark City 6-4, 6-4 in singles.

Kale Groff also took home a win over Slater of Ark City 6-5 and 6-4.


Here are those scores:


Piper Marquez beat Klonaks of Ark City 6-4,6-4 in girls singles 

Emma Johnson/ Brecken Bertie lost to Ark City( no names) 6-4,6-5 in Mixed doubles

Brynn Bertie/ Ryan Stoner lost to Ark city 6-2, 6-4 in mixed doubles

Kale Groff beat Slater of Ark City 6-5, 6-4 

Kale Groff lost to Anderson of Ark City 6-3, 6-1