Weber is runner-up at home tournament

 Hillsboro?s Allison Gray runs down a volley against Chapman during the opening No. 1 doubles match Thursday at the Trojan Invitational. Gray and partner Claire Heyen went 1-2 for the day and placed seventh. Hillsboro?s Allison Weber finished as the runner-up in No. 1 singles at the Trojan Invitational Thursday at the Sports Complex in Hillsboro.

The Trojan junior made it to the finals by beating Caroline Engel of Wichita Collegiate, 8-0, and Sydney Breault of Circle, 8-2.

In the finals she rallied to tie Wichita Independent?s Cara Anderson at 7-7 before losing the tiebreaker, 7-1.

?I was pleased with the fact that she came back to send the match into the tiebreaker,? coach Bob Woelk said. ?I thought we would have some momentum at that point. But (Anderson) jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, which really made things difficult.?

In No. 1 doubles, Claire Heyen and Allison Gray lost to Brittany Duer and Jessi Heiman of Chapman, 8-1, and Elizabeth Schlatter and Kamilie Barragree of Colle?giate before defeating Han?nah Latham and Hannah Strickler of Nicker?son, 8-2, to place seventh.

?These two girls need to continue to work on consistency,? Woelk said. ?They will make some great shots, but have yet to put things together in a match that counts.?

In No. 2 singles, Hannah Funk lost to Emma Iseman of Circle, 8-1, Nicole St. Claire of Independent, 8-1, then defeated teammate Jazmene May, 8-1, to place seventh. May was playing as an undeclared player.

In No. 2 doubles, Anna Glanzer and Destiny Sharp lost to Renee McBride and Cathy McCurley of Indepen?dent, 8-1, Candace Strawn and Catherine LeClaire of Hutch Trinity, 8-1, and Jade Bornholdt and Alex Chris?tian of Nickerson, 8-4.

Regionals?The Trojans learned last week they have been assigned to the Class 3-2-1A regional in Leaven?worth this year.

?That?s the bad news,? coach Bob Woelk said of the 170-mile trip. ?The good news is that all the great teams from central Kansas are going to Hutchin?son. That includes new 3A arrivals Hesston and Colle?giate, Wichita Indepen?dent, Conway Springs and Ster?ling. There are also good schools in our regional…but I feel we have a much better chance out east.?

Coming?The Trojans were to compete Monday in the Smoky Valley Invita?tional, which was postponed Sept. 12 because of weather.

They were to play Tues?day at Ellsworth, then will cap the week with the Cen?tral Kansas League tournament Saturday in Pratt.

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