HHS?tennis second at Circle

With all four of its entries earning a medal, the Hillsboro tennis team finished second at the Circle Quadrangular Thurs?day.

Valley Center took first, followed by Hillsboro, Haven and Circle.

Taylor Hagen and Jarod Hamm led Hillsboro with a first-place finish in No. 1 doubles. They defeated Even Voth and Jeremy Goering of Valley Center, 8-5, received a bye against Circle, then defeated Sheldon Knepp and Kipp Childs of Haven, 8-5.

In No. 1 singles, Grant Shewey placed second, losing to Tyler Dort of Valley Center, 8-0, then defeating Brian Kessler of Circle, 8-1, and Lars Heinneman of Haven, 8-3.

In No. 2 singles, Jesse Allen placed second, losing to Brett Diedel of Valley Center, 8-0, then defeating Lucas Weber of Circle, 8-4 and James Leiker of Haven, 8-4.

In No. 2 doubles, Sam Book?less and Jonathan King placed second, losing to Jacob Miller and Taylor Mayfield of Valley Center, 8-0, then beating Andy Winningham and Jacob Nitcher of Circle, 8-7 (9-7), and Robert Chrystie and Chace Ausherman of Haven, 8-6.

?It was great that everyone played well enough to earn a medal,? coach Stuart Holmes said.

It was the first varsity medal for Allen, Bookless and King.

Coming?Hillsboro was scheduled to host its Trojan Invitational Tuesday. The team will compete Thursday at the Sterling Invitational with matches beginning at 3 p.m.

Next Tuesday, the Trojans play at the Hesston Invitational. Matches begin at 10 a.m.

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