Trojans win season ‘best outing’ at Ellinwood


Clay Shewey drives a backhanded winner past Wade Patterson in the first of his No. 1 singles matches at the Trojan Invitational. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

The Hillsboro tennis team enjoyed its best outing of the season Friday, winning the Ellinwood Quadrangular.

The Trojans tallied nine points to edge Ellinwood and Ellsworth with seven each and Russel with one in the round-robin format.

Hillsboro?s Clay Shewey went 3-0 to win the No. 1 singles title and Jarod Hamm went 2-1 to win the No. 2 singles title.

The No. 1 doubles team of Taylor Hagen and Ben Heyen placed second with a 2-1 mark while the No. 2 team of Nolan Dirks and Mathew Brown went 1-2 and placed third.

?The guys have been working hard in practice and it was neat to see them win the quad,? coach Stuart Holmes said.

?Taylor and Ben played really well most of the day and just lost one close match in a tie-breaker.

?Clay and Jarod both had their best day and were consistently mentally tough and played great.?

Trojan Invitational?The Hillsboro Red team placed fifth and the Hillsboro White team eighth at the eight-team Trojan Tennis Invitational last Tuesday at the Sports Complex.

Hesston won the team title with 56 points, followed by Wichita Independent with 51, Sterling with 51, Wichita Trinity 48, Hillsboro Red 34, Neodesha 28, Douglass-Leon 6 and Hills?boro White 6.

In No. 1 singles Clay Shewey went 1-2 for Hillsboro Red. He defeated Wade Patterson of Douglass-Leon 8-7 (4), lost to Mike Jaderston of Sterling 1-8 in the semifinals, then lost to Andy Cole of Trinity 3-8 in the third-place match.

In No. 1 doubles, Taylor Hagen and Ben Heyen followed a similar path for the Red squad. They defeated McKeller and McDaniel of Neodesha 8-0, then lost to Dyck and Boettger of Hesston 5-8 in the semifinals and to Robson and Britton of Ster?ling 7-8 (5) in the third-place match.

In No. 2 singles, Mathew Brown of the Red squad lost to Goodman of Neodesha in the first round, then lost to Aaryn Walton of Sterling 5-7 before defeating Sean Brown of Douglass-Leon for seventh place, 7-3.

In No. 2 doubles, Nolan Dirks and Mark Prieb defeated Brock and Fischer of Douglass-Leon 8-0, lost to Stewart and Skucius of Sterling 7-8 (3), then lost to Kohn and Zimmerman of Trinity 1-8 in the third-place match.

For the White team, Jarod Hamm lost to eventual champion Corban Aspegren of Inde?pendent 0-8, to Phillip Barstow of Hesston 1-7 and to Patterson 0-7 in the match for seventh.

In No. 1 doubles, Joe Fisher and Ben Gottsch lost to eventual champions Dyck and Boettger of Hesston 3-8, to McKeller and McDaniel of Neodesha 3-7 and to Jones and Jones of Douglass-Leon 3-8 in the match for seventh.

In No. 2 singles, Brandon McMillen lost to Jordon Bon?trager of Hesston 2-8, defeated Sean Brown of Douglass-Leon 7-2, then lost to Aryn Walton of Sterling 2-7 to place sixth.

In No. 2 doubles, Justin King and Samuel Bookless lost to eventual champions Dahlsten and Voth-Gaeddert 0-8, lost to Lohnes and McCavsland of Independent 3-8, then defeated Brack and Fisher of Douglass-Leon 7-4 for seventh place.

Circle?At the Circle Quad on April 10, Hillsboro took second as a team.

Valley Center won with 30 points, followed by Hillsboro with 20, Circle with 10 and Haven with 0.

Clay Shewey was 2-1 in No. 1 singles, Taylor Hagen and Ben Heyen were 1-2 in No. 1 doubles, Mark Prieb was 1-2 in No. 2 singles and Mathew Brown and Jarod Hamm went 1-2 in No. 2 doubles.

Coming?Hillsboro was schedule to compete at Hesston on Tuesday, then will play at Sterling starting at 2 p.m. Thursday before hosting the MCAA league tournament at the Sports Complex beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
MB Foundation selects new operations system
MB Foundation has selected Stellar?s iPhi Product Suite to enhance its operations...
Read More