• Scott City junior William Cupp digs for a backhand return during Saturday’s tournament play at Garden City. (Record Photo)

Cupp proving he belongs in No. 1 spot for SC netters

As a state qualifier in singles last season, William Cupp proved that he could be a No. 1 singles player.

But with state medalist Joe Evans already one of the top players in the state, Cupp figured he would have to be content with filling the No. 2 singles role with the Scott Community High School tennis team for one more season.

When Evans decided to forego his senior year of tennis to compete with the SCHS track team, that gave Cupp an unexpected opportunity to step into the No. 1 spot and he’s made the most of it.

The junior is currently 21-3 on the season after winning the singles title in the Scott City Invitational on Tuesday. He was hardly tested on the home courts, rolling to wins over Ulysses (6-2), Cimarron (6-1), Garden City (6-4) and Meade (6-3).

The only stumbling block for Cupp this season has been Drew Starbuck (Colby) who has handed the Scott City junior his only losses.

“He’s definitely a very good player. He makes more unforced errors than I do,” noted Cupp.

 

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