The Hillsboro High School girls’ tennis team competed at Smoky Valley and Hesston this past week.
At Smoky Valley Thursday Becky Faber competed in number one singles, and Kelsey Bartel was the number two singles player.
Faber started off the day with an 8-3 victory against Courtney Mead of Russell, before dropping her final three matches.
Bartel was 1-2 on the day, with an 8-6 defeat of Chapman’s Sarah Tajchman.
The number one doubles team of Emma Hayen and Aubrey Meier was unsuccessful in three matches.
Elise Hayen and Haley Pankratz managed an 8-5 victory in three matches in number two doubles play against Amber Zumbrun and Samantha Jansen of Chapman.
At Hesston Saturday, Faber had a match for fifth place against Andover’s Nel Mihelic, but fell 8-1. Earlier in the day she defeated Sammie Aeschliman of Smoky Valley.
Bartel, playing in number two singles, lost her first two matches before defeating Smoky Valley’s Stephanie Weaver, 8-7 (7-5).
She lost 8-1 in the fifth-place match.
Hillsboro was missing some doubles players, and only entered a number two doubles team of Pankratz and Meier.
The duo was 0-4 on the day.
“This season continues to be a learning experience,” head coach Bob Woelk said of his young team. “All of the girls have been playing hard, and are improving each time out.”
The Trojans played Tuesday at Hesston, have a JV dual Thursday at home, and the varsity travels Tuesday to Wichita Collegiate.