Hesston High netters split tri

By Steve Sell
April 20, 2015

HESSTON — Hesston High’s boys tennis team came away with a 1-1 performance on Friday in triangular action.

The Swathers had no problems with Conway Springs, winning 8-1. Fourth-ranked Central Plains, which is one spot behind No. 3 Hesston in the Class 3-2-1A state rankings, outlasted the Swathers, 5-4.

“In this format, every match is important and Central Plains was able to win all the close matches,” Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten said. “They have a nice team, anchored by (Layne) Bieberle and (Michael) Ryan, who are very good. I felt we were a little flat at some spots, but I have to give Central Plains credit. We are going to be fine and we look forward to getting to work next week.”

In the Central Plains match, the Oilers won at No. 1 and 2 singles, as well as No. 5 singles. Central Plains also won at No. 1 and 3 doubles.

The Swathers basically breezed against Conway Springs, with most of the matches being lopsided. Hesston won five of the six singles matches and all three doubles matches.