Hillsboro?s young and inexperienced tennis team is still looking to win a match after five tournaments this season.
The team competed Thursday at Circle. Jacob Isaac came closest to a win, losing to Colby Wallace of Circle, 8-5, in No. 1 singles. Isaac lost by 8-0 scores to Cole Klink?hammer of Valley Center and Rian Borntrager of Haven.
In No. 2 singles, Brandon Wiebe improved with each match, losing 8-0 to Trevor Schul of Valley Center, 8-3 to Lander Walker of Circle and 8-4 to John Rohling of Haven.
In No. 1 doubles, Josh Funk and Dakota Klein lost 8-0 to both Valley Center and Circle and 8-1 to Haven?s duo.
?The guys continue to improve,? coach Stuart Holmes said. ?As tennis newcomers, our guys are working hard to catch up to the more experienced players from other schools. They have played for years and our guys for a year, in Josh?s case, or just a few weeks in almost all of the team?s case, as they are freshmen.?
Sterling?The Trojans competed against Sterling, Ellsworth and Pratt April 14.
In No. 2 singles, Dylan Wiens lost 8-0 to all three of his opponents: Kenan Com?ley of Sterling, Sam Keener of Ellsworth and Trevor Hassler of Pratt.
In No. 1 doubles, the team of Josh Funk and Falota Klein lost 8-1 to Sterling, 8-4 to Ellsworth and 8-1 to Pratt.
In No. 2 doubles, Jacob Isaac and Brandon Wiebe lost 8-0 to Sterling, 8-4 to Ellsworth and 8-1 to Pratt.
Coming?The Trojans were scheduled to host their second invitational Tuesday. Their next varsity test will be April 28 at Hesston.