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.
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.