Trojan tennis competes at Sterling, Circle

The Hillsboro tennis team is increasing its experience as the season goes on, putting on its best showing April 15 at the Sterling Quad.

“Ty Carey continued to be competitive at No. 2 singles as he lost a close match, 8-6, which would have placed him second if he had won that match,” coach Stuart Holmes said.

Holmes said Carey is focused on improving.

Leo Sontag has been successful already this season but has been battling a shoulder injury that flares up when he serves.

“Unfortunately, Leo’s shoulder has gotten worse and he had to give up the opportunity to play his second and third matches with an injury default,” Holmes said. “He wanted to play but the shoulder pain was too much to play effectively and reluctantly he had to default.”

River Cecil and Josh Funk, doubles team continues to try and find their rhythm.

“They continue to improve and play hard but they have had a difficult time winning games against much more experienced players,” Holmes said.

Hillsboro High School tennis players did not find much success Thursday in a quad at Circle, but coach Stuart Holmes said the team competed well.

Leo Sontag placed fourth after going 0-3 in No. 1 singles, but Holmes said Sontag might have been battling injury in addition to his opponents.

Sontag was still fighting a shoulder injury and not playing 100 percent, Holmes said.

Carey mirrored his earlier performance at Sterling finishing just shy of second place after losing 8-6.

While Carey finished third, so did the No. 1 doubles team of River Cecil and Josh Funk, who went 1-2 on the day. Other schools competing were Circle, Haven, and Valley Center.

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