Hesston competition tough on HHS netters

The Hillsboro High tennis team ran into stiff competition at the Hesston Invitational last Tuesday.

The Trojans? hottest entry of late, the doubles team of Clay Shewey and Taylor Hagen, came into the tournament seeded seventh and riding an 11-match winning streak.

But this time they finished 11th among 24 teams at 2-2.

They lost to Ebenkamp and Barkley of Conway Springs 5-8, defeated Kilmer and Klug of Claflin 8-3, lost to Alvin and Morris of Wichita Collegiate 6-8, then defeated teammates Nolan Dirks and Joe Fisher 8-2.

Dirks and Fisher went 1-3 to place 12th. They lost to Dahlsten and Boettger of Hesston 3-8, defeated Wooley and Mason of Collegiate 8-4, then lost to Arbuckle and Chin of McPher?son 3-8 before taking on Shewey and Hagen.

In singles, Jarod Hamm went 1-3 to place 12th, losing to Michael Oyer of Hesston 0-8, defeating Nicholas Nygaard of Wichita Trinity 4-8, then losing to Adam Lotti of Claflin 1-8 and Taylor Koehn of Trinity 3-8.

Grant Shewey placed 13th with a 3-2 mark. He defeated Cody Gerbrandt of Elyria 8-4, lost to Chase Dipple of Smoky Valley 1-8 and Philip Barstow of Hesston 5-8 before defeating Bon Ick Ku of Collegiate 8-4 and Sam Spencer of McPherson 8-4.

Coming?The Trojans competed at the Mid-Central Activities Association league tourna?ment Monday at Hesston, but results were not available by press time.

On Thursday they enter regional play at Hillsboro with the hope of winning berths in the Class 3-2-1A state tournament May 15-16.

Also assigned to Hillsboro are Douglass, Hutch?inson Trinity, Elyria Christian, Neodesha, Sterling and Wichita Collegiate.

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