The Hillsboro tennis team was represented by two participants at the Hesston Invitational Saturday.
Allison Weber, playing No. 1 singles, finished third. In pool play, she defeated Hesston?s Ariana Miller, 8-0, then lost to Wichita Indepen?dent?s Anna Riedmiller, 8-1. She beat Hannah Morrical of Smoky Valley, 8-0, then defeated Katie Nussbaum of Wichita Collegiate, 8-4, in the crossover match for third place.
?Riedmiller is another in a long list of outstanding freshman players we are going to see this year,? coach Bob Woelk said. ?She ended up winning the whole thing.
?Allison played some of her best tennis of the year in her final two matches, mixing her shots well and hitting a number of outstand?ing winners. I was pleased with the progress she is making toward becoming a complete player.?
Hillsboro?s Claire Heyen went winless in three matches playing No. 2 singles. She lost to Kaylyn Oberle of Central Plains, 8-2, Emily Roets of Smoky Valley, 8-4, and Katelyn Hageman of Hesston, 8-1.
?Although she went 0-3 for the day, she showed some flashes of strong play against some good opponents,? Woelk said. ?I believe this experience will make her a stronger player if we continue to keep her at doubles.?
Woelk said because of his small and relatively inexperienced squad, he chose not to enter doubles teams. Instead, they will play in the Hesston junior varsity meet Tuesday, weather permitting.
Coming?Hillsboro?s meet scheduled for last Thursday at Smoky Valley was rained out and rescheduled to Sept. 30 in Lindsborg.
Otherwise, the team will not be competing at a varsity event this week. The Trojans return to action Sept. 26 with their second home invitational of the year.
Joining the field will be Chapman, Circle, Hutch Trinity, Sterling, Wichita Independent, Wichita Colle?giate and Nickerson.