Iola’s Barbarossa headed to state tennis

Iola High's Riccardo Barbarossa, in his first year of organized tennis, secured a state tournament berth by taking third at regionals in El Dorado Saturday. He was the only Mustang competitor to qualify.

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May 10, 2021 - 10:13 AM

Iola HIgh's Riccardo Barbarossa competes Saturday in the Class 4A Regional Tennis Tournament in El Dorado. Barbarossa finished third to secure a berth in the upcoming 4A State Tournament in Topeka Friday and Saturday. Courtesy photo

EL DORADO — Iola High’s Riccardo Barbarossa has made quite an impression on his first and only season on the tennis courts for the Mustangs.

The Italian foreign exchange student capped a scintillating run through the Class 4A Regional Tournament Saturday, securing third place and earning a berth in the upcoming state tournament.

Barbarossa will advance to the Class 4A State Tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday at the Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka.

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