Faber leads Hillsboro tennis team
Senior Harry Faber is back to lead the Hillsboro High School tennis team featuring five returning letter-winners.
Faber qualified for the state tournament last season and placed ninth in singles. He went 23-15 last season in his first season as a singles player. Faber established an identity last season, aggressively attacking the net. This will be Faber’s first season as a No. 1 singles player, with graduate and fellow state qualifier Grant Shewey filling that role last season.
“Harry has an excellent game along with the competitive drive to continue to battle in matches, which will be needed for the tough competition that he will face this year at No. 1 singles,” head coach Stuart Holmes said.
Seniors Jeff Pritchard and Daniel Gray played doubles last season and ammassed a record of 12-19. The duo just missed qualifying for state, losing the necessary match in regional competition. Holmes said Pritchard and Gray could play doubles again or take over No. 2 singles position.
Senior Tyler Funk and junior Ty Carey were Hillsboro’s other doubles team last season. Holmes said either player could play singles this season.
The tennis squad begins the season March 28 at Conway Springs. Hillsboro will host the 3-2-1A state tennis tournament May 10 and 11. The event has been held in Wichita.