HHS girls’ tennis seventh at CKL tourney

The Hillsboro girls’ tennis team came away from the Central Kansas League tournament with a seventh-place finish among 10 schools.

The Trojans compiled 30 points to trail league champion Hesston with 86. The Swathers were followed by Smoky Valley (77), Larned (70), Kingman (51), Pratt (48), Hoisington (34), Hillsboro, Lyons (29), Nickerson (15) and Haven (8).

“The league meet was a tough meet,” coach Erin Hein said. “We are continuing to work on our play and become a more competitive team.”

Ellie Weisbeck finished eighth among nine competitors in No. 1 singles, Shelby Johnson finished sixth among eight players in No. 2 singles, Cheyenne Bernhardt and Kyla Isaac placed fifth among 10 teams in No. 1 doubles, and Kayla Gunn and Kailee Funk placed seventh among nine teams in No. 2 doubles.

Ellsworth—The Trojans competed at the Ellsworth Round Robin Tennis Meet Sept. 26, placing fifth among the five schools competing.

Elli Weisbeck placed fourth in No. 1 singles. She defeated Kara Hays of Ells­worth 8-6, lost to Kristin Anderson of Larned 8-3, lost to Aurora Ingram of Hoi­sing­ton 8-3, lost to Olivia Young of Clay Center 8-5.

In No. 2 singles, Callie Bernhardt finished fourth. She lost to Ella Gorton of Clay Center 8-1, lost to Steph Soukup of Ellsworth 8-0, lost to Cheyenne Lile of Larned 8-4 and lost to Audrie Harms of Hoising­ton, 8-2.

In No. 1 doubles, Chey­enne Bernhardt and Kyla Isaac placed third. The Trojan duo lost to Cassidy Kroboth and Tori Lamb of Ellsworth 8-1, lost to Abby Kelty and Ali Leiker of Larned 8-0, defeated Kassidy Harms and Emma Mooney of Hoisington 8-2, and defeated Caitlin Craner and Emilee Sweet of Clay Center 8-2.

In No. 2 doubles, Kailee Funk and Kayla Gunn placed fourth. They defeated Jae Paget and Caley Hartner of Clay Center 8-6, lost to Jaycee Cunningham and Kassie Sheridan of Ellsworth 8-1, lost to Macy Haas and Katelyn Sanger of Larned 8-0, and defeated Bailee Bachar and Katelyn Knapp of Hoisington 8-1.

Larned won the team title with 31 points, followed by Ellsworth 24, Clay Center 17, Hoisington 15 and Hills­boro 13.

Coming—Hillsboro will host the Class 3-2-1A regional tournament Friday and Saturday at the Sports Complex. The field also includes Alma-Wabaunsee, Hiawatha, Neodesha, Perry-Lecompton, St. Mary’s Colgan, Kansas City Chris­tian, Sabetha, Sacred Heart and Maranatha Christian Academy.