Photo courtesy South Dakota Public Broadcasting  
THIRD PLACE—Members of the WHS Boys Tennis Team (L-R) coach Jillian Hurley; eighth grader Chris Harris; seniors Ryan Morgans, Ethan Hays, Elliot Hartwig, Nic Gregg and Jeff McKee; sophomore Tory Schafer; seventh grader Davis Schafer and assistant coach Wade Kippley took third place in the meet that ended Saturday.

Boys tennis team takes third at state meet 
Senior Elliot Hartwig named to All-Tournament Team

By Austin Kubik

Warrior boys tennis team members took third place in the state meet which concluded May 20 in Sioux Falls.

Individually, senior Elliot Hartwig took third at Flight 1 and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Eighth grader Chris Harris took third at Flight 3. Seniors Ryan Morgans in Flight 4 and Ethan Hays in Flight 5 took fourth. At Flight 2, sophomore Tory Shafer lost in the fifth place semifinals. Senior Nic Gregg finished sixth in Flight 6. 

In doubles, the Flight 3 duo of Gregg and Hays took second. 

“We worked hard all season and came out with some good wins,” Hays said. “It was a good way to end the season.”

The Flight 1 duo of Hartwig and Harris and Flight 2 duo of Shafer and Morgans both took fourth. 

Coach Jillian Hurley was pleased with the outcome. 

“While there were some matches I think we hoped would have gone in our favor, overall we played well and finished strong,” Hurley said. “I am very proud of the season as a whole and the state tournament. The players worked extremely hard the whole season and it was reflected in our third place finish. I am proud of all the kids, especially the seniors.”


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