Trojan tennis competes at Circle Invite

Even though Hillsboro’s tennis team didn’t come home with a match victory, coach Stuart Holmes said his three-player squad had one of its most competitive outings of the season Thursday at the Circle Invitational.

Dylan Wiens went 0-3 in No. 2 singles, as did the No. 1 doubles team of Jacob Isaac and Dakota Klein. But Holmes said he was encouraged by their performance.

“At Circle, you could start to see our guys’ improvement show itself more in the matches,” he said. “Both in singles and doubles, we were in more rallies, made shots more consistently and consequently won more points and games.”

In No. 2 singles, Wiens lost 8-1 to Scott McCune of Valley Center, 8-2 to Logan Phillips of Circle and 8-2 to Nate Wells of Haven.

In No. 1 doubles, Isaac and Klein lost 8-4 to Babcock and Taylor of Valley Center, 8-3 to Adams and Hecker of Circle and 8-2 to Kaufman and Wells of Haven.

“It was good to see us being more competitive and we’ll keep working every day to improve,” Holmes said.

Sterling—The Trojans combined for an 0-6 record at the April 12 quadrangular.

In No. 1 singles, Jacob Isaac lost 8-3 to David Loomis of Pratt, and 8-0 to both Joel Oberle of Ells­worth and William Weiner of Sterling

Dakota Klein and Dylan Wiens lost 8-1 to Kueppers and Donnowerth of Pratt and 8-0 to both Kraus and Zelenka of Ellsworth and Comley and Fulbright of Sterling in No. 1 doubles.

Coming—Hillsboro was scheduled to host the Trojan Invitational April 19, then will compete at the Hesston Invitational April 26, which begins at 10 a.m.

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