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Doubles team finishes 2nd

Players all earn medals at Circle

The Hillsboro High School boys tennis team finished fourth out of seven teams Tuesday at the Trojan Boys Invitational in Hillsboro.

Hillsboro’s No. 1 doubles team — Taylor Hagen and Jared Hamm — lost in the championship match to a team from Wichita Independent. Hagen and Hamm defeated a team from Neodesha, 8-0, and Herington, 8-4.

The Trojan’s No. 1 singles player Grant Shewey finished fourth, defeating Ty Fiegel of Wichita Collegiate, 8-0, but losing to Jordan Stewart of Sterling, 8-1.

Hillsboro’s No. 2 doubles team — Jesse Allen and Harry Faber — also finished fourth, defeating a team from Wichita Collegiate, but losing to a team from Wichita Independent. The Hillsboro Tennis Team also played Tuesday at the Hesston Invitational in Hesston.

Circle

The HHS tennis team won a first-place medal and three second-place medals at the Circle Quad April 15.

The Trojan No. 1 doubles team of Hagen and Hamm defeated Evan Voth and Jeremy Goering of Valley Center, 8-5, and Sheldon Kuepp and Kipp Childs of Haven, 8-5 to finish first in the meet.

Shewey lost his opening round match against Tyler Dort of Valley Center, 0-8, but bested Brian Kessler of Circle, 8-1, and Lars Heinnemann of Haven, 8-3, to place second.

Sam Bookless and Jonathan King lost their first round match in the No. 2 doubles tournament, but defeated Andy Winningham and Jacob Nitcher of Circle, 8-7 with a 9-7 tie breaker, and Robert Chrystie and Chace Ausherman of Haven, 8-6.

Jesse Allen placed second in the No. 2 singles tournament. He lost to Brett Siedl of Valley Center, 0-8, but won matches against Lucas Weber of Circle, 8-4, and James Leiker of Haven, 8-4.

“It was great that everyone played well enough to earn a medal,” coach Stuart Holmes said. Hillsboro finished second, behind Valley Center.

Last modified April 29, 2010

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