Trojan tennis 10th at CKL tournament

Allison Gray returns the ball during her opening match against Pratt?s Lizzie Amaro Saturday. Gray earned a 9-3 victory.

The Hillsboro tennis placed 10th among the 11 teams competing Saturday in the Central Kansas League tournament at the Sports Complex in Hillsboro.

In No. 1 singles, Allison Gray went 3-2 for the day to claim ninth place. She defeated Amaro of Pratt 9-3 in the opening round, then lost 6-0, 6-0 to eventual champion Holopirek of Hesston in Round 2.

In the consolation brac?ket, Gray dropped a 9-6 decision to Roe of King?man, then defeated Bornholdt of Nickerson (no score) and Snyder of Lyons 9-5 for ninth place.

In No. 1 doubles, Hills?boro?s Shelby Johnson went 2-2 on the court but placed ninth with the help of three byes in the consolation bracket. Johnson lost to Orth of Larned in the first round, received a bye on the backside, then lost to Hirsch of Nickerson before receiving two more byes at the end.

In No. 1 doubles, the Trojan team of Mary Leihy and Anna Glanzer placed seventh. They defeated Mil?ler and Bonine of Haven in the opening round, then lost to Bellah and Roets of Smoky Valley.

In the consolation bracket, they received a bye before losing to Monaghan and Van Slyke of Pratt 9-5, burt defeated Miller and Bonine 9-3 for seventh.

Hillsboro?s Hannah Funk and Ellian Weisbeck received a bye in the first round of No. 2 doubles, then lost to Klaassen and Soukup of Smoky Valley, 6-2, 6-3.

On the backside of the bracket, the Trojan twosome advanced twice on byes before losing to Kelty and Leiker of Larned. They then defeated Hance and Hamp?ton of Pratt for seventh.

?The league needs to take a look at the bracket that is used in this tournament,? coach Bob Woelk said about the number of byes. ?It is set up for 16 teams, and we only have 11 league schools that play tennis. Next year it will drop to 10 at the most as Sterling leaves our league.?

Hesston, which won league titles in No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles, outpaced the field with 88 points. The Swathers were followed by Sterling (74), Smoky Valley (69), Hois?ing?ton (63), Pratt (33), Haven (27), Larned (24), Kingman and Lyons (22), Hillsboro (20) and Nickerson (8).

Ellsworth?Hillsboro placed fifth among the five teams competing at a round-robin tournament Sept. 29.

Allison Gray went 1-3 in No. 1 singles and teammate Mary Leihy was 1-3 in No. 2 singles.

In No. 1 doubles, Hannah Funk and Anna Glanzer compiled a 1-3 record while Shelby Johnson and Sonja Jost finished 0-4 in No. 2 doubles.

Hoisington won the tournament with 35 points, followed by Ellsworth (25), Lyons (19), Larned (13) and Hillsboro (8).

Coming?The Trojans will compete for state tournament berths when they travel Saturday to their Class 3-2-1A regional hosted by Wichita Independent at the Genesis Health Club.

The field also will include Beloit, Douglass, Ellsworth, Hesston, Hutch Trinity, Lyons, Elyria Chris?tian, Osborne and Sacred Heart.

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