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Cardinal tennis competes at Ellsworth
HHS tennis
Hoisington’s tennis team tied Central Plains for first place at Saturday’s Trego Tennis Invitational. Featured are Hoisingrton coach Taylor Smith, Claire Crutcher, Reese Merlau; back row—Rayna Bray, Emma Willesden, Lauren Higgins, Hailey Petersilie.

ELLSWORTH — Hoisington's No. 1 singles Emma Willesden and No. 2 singles Hailey Petersilie placed fourth in Tuesday's Ellsowrth Tennis Tournament. Clay Center's Sara Smith downed Willesden, 8-4. Scott City's Madison Roberts edged Petersilie, 8-7 (7-4) in a tiebreaker.

Hoisington's No. 1 doubles Claire Crutcher/Reese merlau and No. 2 doubles Rayna Bray/Lauren Higgins both placed fifth in the 7-team tournament.


TEAM SCORES—1—Clay Center 26; 2—Ellsworth 22; 3—Scott City 20; 4—Hoisington 12; 5—Osborne 11; Hillsboro 11; 7—Ellsworth B 8

NO. 1 SINGLES—3—Sara Smith, CC def. Emma Willesden, H, 8-4; Willesden def. Elena Jundt, Ellsworth, 8-3; Felis DeLaCruz, Ellsworth def. Willesden, 8-4

NO. 2 SINGLES—3—Madison Roberts, SC def. Hailey Petersilie, H, 8-7 (7-4); Petersilie def. McKenna Haas, Ellsworth, 8-3; Bekah Vague, Ellsworth def. Petersilie, 8-1

NO. 1 DOUBLES—5—Claire Crutcher/Reese Merlau, H def. Kennedy Wasinger/Tatum Wells, 8-3; Calli Sheridan/Inarie Ruppert, Ellsworth def. Crutcher/Merlau, 8-0; Gracie Riner/Leavie Riner, Osborne def. Crutcher/Merlau 8-4

NO. 2 DOUBLES—5—Rayna Bray/Lauren Higgins, H def. Ximena Garcia/Haileigh Hickert, SC, 8-3; Sami Couch/Emma Salyers, Ellworth def. Bray/Higgins, 8-0; Annie Kendig/Chayenne Knoll, Osborne def. Bray/Higgins, 8-4