Hillsboro High School girls tennis took first place in both doubles flights Thursday at Sterling. Team standings were not available because three matches between St. John and Greensburg were unfinished.
The No. 1 doubles team of Becky Faber and Emma Heyen went undefeated. Along the way they defeated Greensburg 8-0, Hutchinson Trinity 8-0, St. John 8-1, and Sterling 8-3.
“They dominated all day,” Coach Bob Woelk said.
In No. 2 doubles, Elise Heyen and Hayley Pankratz also won their division undefeated. They had wins against Greensburg 8-2, Hutchinson Trinity 8-5, St. John 8-5, and Sterling 8-6.
Courtney Weber finished 1-3 in No. 1 singles. She defeated Maci Colclazier of Greensburg 8-2. Her losses were to Lizzie Degner of Hutchinson Trinity, 8-0; Kadie Halzle of St. John 8-7, after a 7-2 tiebreaker; and Janel Prather of Sterling 8-0.
“Prather and Degner are two of the top players in the league and seasoned veterans,” Woelk said. Aubrey Meier earned a 1-3 record in No. 2 singles with a victory over St. John’s Jesse Van Doren 8-7 in a 7-2 tiebreaker. She had losses to Makena Unruh of Greensburg 8-6, Hutchinson Trinity’s Courtney Chacon 8-0, and Kacee Britton of Sterling 8-0.
Hillsboro maroon placed third out of six teams at the Hillsboro Invitational Sept. 1.
Elise Heyen and Weber placed second in No. 1 doubles, finishing 2-1. Faber placed third in No. 1 singles with a 2-1 record. Emma Heyen earned a 2-1 record and second place in No. 2 singles. Meier and Pankratz placed fourth in No. 2 doubles with a 1-2 record.
Hillsboro gold placed sixth, compiling a 1-11 record. Woelk said he was pleased with their results, because the gold team was composed of junior-varsity players competing in their first meet. Wichita Collegiate finished in first place overall. Hesston placed second, Nickerson fourth, and Clay Center fifth.
The next tennis meet will be Thursday at Smoky Valley. Hillsboro will host a junior-varsity tournament starting 4 p.m. Sept. 17.