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Trojan tennis players learn from losses

Staff writer

Hillsboro High School tennis isn’t a winning program, it’s a learning program.

“Our guys are working hard to catch up to the more experienced players from other schools,” head coach Stuart Holmes said. “Our guys are starting to hit more good shots, but it is still difficult to play at the same level as our opponents.”

Hillsboro entered two teams into the doubles portion of the Sterling Quad on April 14. Both teams lost all three matches, with no score coming closer than Josh Funk and Dakota Klein’s 8-4 defeat to an Ellsworth pairing.

“They have played for years and our guys have played for a year in Josh’s case or just a few weeks in almost all of the rest of the team’s case, as they are freshmen,” Holmes said.

Dylan Wiens was Hillsboro’s lone singles entry; he was blanked in three matches. Jacob Isaac and Brandon Wiebe were beat 8-0, 8-2, and 8-1 in their three matches.

“All the guys continue to improve,” Stuart said.

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