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Every Trojan wins 2 matches

The Hillsboro High School tennis team competed April 26 in the Hesston tournament.

No. 1 singles player Grant Shewey defeated Ryan Horton of McPherson, 8-7. Shewey won his first match with a 7-2 tie-breaker victory. He then lost to Quinn Dippel of Smoky Valley, 8-1, and Keegan LeFevre of Hesston, 8-4. He defeated Daniel Allmon of McPherson, 8-5, to place seventh.

No. 2 singles player Jarod Hamm lost to Alex Reyes of Hutchinson Trinity, 8-4. He won his final three matches: 8-0 over Dillon Boway of Republic County, 8-3 over Austin McCormick of Maize South, and 8-6 over Garrett Prilliman of Conway Springs. Hamm placed 17th overall.

Hillsboro’s No. 1 doubles team of Harry Faber and Daniel Gray defeated a team from Wichita Trinity, 8-5, in its first match. They lost to Maize South, 8-2, and Smoky Valley, 8-3. They defeated Claflin, 8-3, before losing to Hesston, 8-3, to finish 14th.

The No. 2 doubles team of Tyler Funk and Jeff Pritchard lost its first match to Wichita Trinity, 8-5. Funk and Pritchard then defeated Claflin, 8-2, and Republic County, 8-6. They fell to another team from Wichita Trinity, 8-0, to finish 18th in the tournament.

“It was a great opportunity to play against the best competition we’ve seen so far this year,” coach Stuart Holmes said. “The guys competed well with everyone winning at least two matches.”

Last modified May 5, 2011

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