Sontag leads HHS tennis at Hesston

Leo Sontag led the Hills?boro tennis team with a 10th-place finish in singles at the Hesston Invitational, which was bumped from Wednes?day to Thursday because of poor weather.

The Trojans had the unusual experience of having three entries in the combined singles bracket.

Coming in with a roster of only four players, River Cecil withdrew from the event because of a conflict with another school activity.

?Hesston was nice enough to allow Josh (Funk, Cecil?s doubles partner) to play singles,? coach Stuart Holmes said.

Sontag enjoyed the most success of the three, finishing with a 3-2 record. He defeated David Geidel of Hesston 8-6, lost to Mitchell Byers of Buhler 8-4, defeated Dylan Deluca of Hutch Trinity 8-5 and Derek Pauly of Conway Springs 8-1 before losing to David Dieck?hoff of Wichita Trinity 8-1 in the ninth-place match.

Ty Carey went 1-3. He lost to Michael Lamatsch of Cen?tral Plains 8-2, Logan Moulds of Hesston 8-4, Mitch Squires of Wichita Colle?giate 8-3 before defeating Funk 8-2 in a battle of teammates.

Prior to losing to Carey, Funk lost to Merrett Ham?meke of Central Plains 8-2, Dahlsten of Smoky Valley 8-2 and Bajaj of Collegiate 8-7(5).

Coming?The Trojans were to compete in the Central Kansas League tournament at Hesston Monday. They will return to Hesston again Saturday for the Class 3-2-1A regional tournament. Joining Hillsboro and Hess?ton in the field are Ells?worth, Haven, Hutch Trinity, Sacred Heart, St. John?s Military and Sterling.

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