RIPLEY – In order to reach next week’s West Virginia State High School Tennis Tournament in Charleston, Ripley’s boys and girls teams had to drive through and beyond the capital city in order to hopefully be back there in a matter of days.
Greg Varney’s Vikings and Lady Vikings made the trek this week to Raleigh County for the Class AAA Region 3 Tournament.

The teams joining Ripley in the regional for State Tournament qualifying matches were  Beckley Woodrow Wilson, Capital, George Washington, Greenbrier East, Oak Hill, Princeton, Riverside, Shady Spring and South Charleston. The boys matches were in Beckley and the girls were to play at Shady Spring.

“All of the girls are ranked in the regional,” said Varney. “Two boys were also ranked.”

Girls Pairings
Doubles
Quarterfinals
No. 1 doubles  Arin Shatto/Megan Frampton (seeded #2) play winner of Capital and Princeton
No. 2 doubles  Brooke King/Tyler Barickman (seeded#2) play winner of South Charleston/Greenbrier East
No. 3 doubles  Olivia Poe/Caisie Adcock (seeded #4) play South Charleston
 Singles
Quarterfinals
No. 1 Arin Shatto (seeded #3) plays Rosiek (Oak Hill)
No. 2 Tyler Barickman (seeded #2) plays winner of Powers (Riverside) Martin (Oak Hill)
No. 3 Brooke King (seeded # 2) plays winner of South Charleston Capital play in game
No. 4 Megan Frampton (seeded # 3) plays Carpenter Greenbrier East.

 Boys
 Doubles
Quarterfinals
 No. 1 Reynolds/VanKirk play Ellis/Liptok (South Charleston0 winner plays #1 GW in quarterfinals
No. 2 Hunt/Hill play Ferrell/Hughes (Riverside) winner plays #1 GW in quarterfinals
No. 3 JJ Mahan/Chance Ranson (seeded #3) play Hall/Slater Greenbrier East

 Singles
Quarterfinals
No. 1 Logan Reynolds plays Anderson (Princeton) winner meets GW in quarterfinals
No. 2 Baylee VanKirk playsNguyen (Capital) winner meets GW in quarterfinals
No. 3 Derek Hill plays Ridgeway (Greenbrier East) winner meets GW in quarterfinals
No. 4 Jamison Hunt (seeded #4) plays Kroll Princeton