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Shewey, Faber win for HHS tennis

Hillsboro High School tennis No. 1 singles player Grant Shewey went 2-2 April 24 at the Hesston Tournament to finish fourth.

He defeated Jacob Penner of Hesston, 8-4, and Ross Rasmussen of Conway Springs, 8-3. He lost in the semifinals to Keegan LeFevre of Hesston, 8-1, and Collin Martin of Hesston in the third place match, 8-1.

“Grant has now medaled for six meets in a row,” coach Stuart Holmes said. “He’s been playing well and has won nine of his last 13 matches.

No. 2 singles player Harry Faber went 3-2 and finished seventh in the singles bracket.

He defeated J.D. Tyler of Buhler, 8-2, and fourth seed Eric Banning of Trinity Catholic of Hutchinson, 8-5 before losing to Martin, 8-3, in the quarterfinals. He then lost to Garrett Prilliman of Conway Springs, 8-4. He defeated Dylan Stoss of McPherson, 8-5, to take seventh.

“Harry continued to play well and was very competitive in all his matches throughout a long day of playing five matches in the heat — an outstanding mental, as well as physical performance,” Holmes said.

The No. 1 doubles team of Daniel Gray and Jeff Pritchard finished 2-3, 15th place. They defeated the team from McPherson, 8-7 (7-5), but lost their next three matches. They defeated a team from Smoky Valley, 8-3, to finish in 15th place.

“Daniel and Jeff had a nice win in a tiebreaker in the opening round vs. a team from McPherson that we had lost to earlier this year so that shows improvement,” Holmes said. “Out of their last nine matches these guys have won five, which is a sign that they are getting more and more competitive.”

No. 2 doubles team of Ty Carey and Tyler Funk lost all four matches April 24.

“Ty and Tyler have contunied to have a good attitude and continued to play hard and hustle in spite of very limited success which is a credit to their character,” Holmes said.

Last modified May 2, 2012

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