Hesston, SV share CKL tennis title

By Steve Sell
May 01, 2018

HILLSBORO — Hesston High earned its seventh straight Central Kansas League tennis title on Monday, but it did have to share it with Smoky Valley.

Both teams scored 55 points in what amounted to a two-team race. 

Haven (34) was third, followed by Larned (25), Pratt (22), Hoisington (16) and Hillsboro (3).

Both Hesston and Smoky Valley won two divisions.

The Swathers’ titles came from Logan Gamble at No. 1 singles, and from Daniel Casimir and Isaac Decker at No. 2 doubles.

Smoky Valley’s crowns were by the No. 1 doubles team of Johanna Rauchholz-Nick Reinert and at No. 2 singles from Jake Lucas, the No. 3 seed going in.

Hesston’s Rhain Isaac was second at No. 2 singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of Jeb Carlson and Jorge Morales took second.

For Smoky, Matt Lucas and Laurence Dahlsten were second at No. 2 doubles and Cole Brumbaugh was second at No. 1 singles.

“One of our goals each season is to compete for a CKL title and although we are sharing this one with Smoky Valley, it is our seventh league title in a row,” Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten said. “The boys competed very well in tough conditions as the wind was tough. If we can build on this, I like our chances heading into the regionals on Friday.”