MAIZE — Members of the Southwestern College tennis team competed last weekend in the ITA Regional Championships at Maize South High School, with a number of Moundbuilders advancing far in the tournament.
Sophomore Emilia Schorghuber turned in the standout performance for the Moundbuilders, advancing to the singles championship as the No. 2 seed.
Schorghuber fell 6-0, 6-1 to top-seeded Brittany Zipf of McPherson in the title match, but earned an outside chance to make the National tournament as an at-large.
Schorghuber won her first four matches to advance to the championship match.
Sophomore David Moral-Tebar capped off a solid fall season, winning his first two matches in the singles bracket as the No. 3 seed before falling in a super-set tiebreaker 10-3 to the eventual champion Jorge Chevez.
Moral-Tebar was part of a group of four Moundbuilders on the men’s side to make it to the round of 16, the most of any school competing.
Freshman Ryan Fung also advanced to the quarterfinals, falling to No.2 seed Claudio Quinones of Ottawa 6-1, 6-2.
Schorghuber and sophomore Emily Feihle advanced to the semifinals in doubles before being knocked out 8-5.