HHS tennis team fourth at Conway Springs

The Hillsboro tennis team opened its season Thursday with a fourth-place finish at the four-team Conway Springs meet.

The host team won with 25 points, followed by McPherson with 14, Trinity Academy 11 and Hillsboro 10.

The Trojans had their best result in singles play, with 2-1 records and second-place medals from both players.

Grant Shewey, a returning state qualifier playing No. 1 singles, lost to Ross Rasmussen of Con?way Springs 8-3 in the opening match, then defeated Dan?ielle Allmon of McPherson 8-5 and Jon Nygard of Trinity 8-3.

Jarod Hamm, playing No. 2, lost to Seth Rasmussen of Con?way Springs 8-6, then defeated Dylan Jones of McPherson 8-6 and Jack Kriwiel of Trinity 8-1.

Both Trojan doubles teams went 0-3 for the day.

In No. 1 doubles, Harry Faber and Daniel Gray lost to Kayl Barkley and Jordan Ast of Conway Springs 8-3, Kevin Dobyns and Eric Armstrong of Trinity 8-3 and T.J. Smith and Vince Peters of McPherson 8-3.

In No. 2 doubles, Nodari Lomidze and Jeff Pritchard lost to Anthony Trifiletti and Spen?cer Love 8-0, Nathan Hansen and Will Zimmerman of Trinity 8-1 and James Houghton and Ryan Horton of McPherson 8-4.

?All of our guys played better in their second and third matches, which was good to see,? coach Stuart Holmes said. ?Grant and Jarod were especially competitive. Our first matches were against Conway Springs, which once again has a strong team after finishing fourth at state last year.

Coming?The Trojans were scheduled to compete at Smoky Valley Tuesday, then will host the first of back-to-back home tournaments Friday with the Hillsboro Invitational.

The Trojan Invitational follows next Tuesday. Both events begin at 3 p.m.

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