Trojans qualify two doubles teams for state tennis tourney

The Hillsboro High School tennis team qualified two doubles teams for state competition at the regional tournament held Monday in Hillsboro.

Becky Jantz and Amber Hefley won the doubles competition without losing a set. They beat Fortner/Marsdon of Maranatha Academy (6-0, 6-0), Wilke/Remmers of Sabetha (6-3, 6-2), Meyer/Rosenberger of Maranatha (6-3, 6-0) and Meseke/Jones of Alma-Wabaunsee (6-3, 6-4).

Candace Barkman and Megan Vogel qualified for state by finishing fourth. They beat Neuman/Suelter of Sacred Heart (6-7 [5-7], 6-1, 6-3) and Garrett/Garrett of Mount St. Scholastica Academy (6-3, 7-5), before losing to Meseke/Jones in the semifinals (0-6, 3-6) and Meyer/ Rosenberger in the consolation match (1-6, 6-4, 3-6).

The Trojans entered two players in singles. Angie Claassen lost her first-round game to Cox of Beloit, 0-6, 1-6. Josie Bartel lost in the opening round to Molstad of Sacred Heart, 6-4, 3-6, 1-6.

As a team, Hillsboro finished tied for third with 7 points with Alma Wabaunsee. Beloit won the title with 8 points and Marantha Academy finished with 8 for second place.

The state tournament will be hosted by Wichita Collegiate with matches starting at 1 p.m.

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