Greenville Doubles Up Against Tennis Toppers

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Regardless of whether it’s been at home or away, Greenville has been a thorn in the side of the Hillsboro boys tennis team this year.

In two matches less than a week apart, the Comets knocked off the Hiltoppers by matching scores of 7-2, first in Greenville on May 14, then in Hillsboro, on senior night, on May 20.

In their first date with the Comets, both of Hillsboro’s wins came in singles play. Topper number one Chance Murray beat Cainan Grove 6-4 in their first set, but Grove forced a tie-breaker with a 6-0 win in the second set. From there, the Topper senior would hold off his opponent, scoring a 10-7 win to take the match.

On the opposite side of the singles draw, senior Shaw Riggs claimed the other victory as he defeated Wes Sussenbach 6-1, 6-3.

Riggs might be the exception to the rule when it comes to trouble with Greenville as the senior sixth man also played a part in both wins against the Comets on May 20.

In singles, Riggs defeated Ivan Powell 6-3, 6-3 for one victory, then picked up a doubles win with partner Kyle Butler in a 8-8 thriller that was decided with an 11-9 tie-breaker.

Wins were even harder to come by for the Toppers against Highland as the Bulldogs picked up a 9-0 victory without dropping a set on May 21. The Toppers also dropped a match to Chatham on Monday, May 24, on the Titans’ home courts.

May 14 at Greenville

Greenville 7, Hillsboro 2

Singles: 1. Chance Murray (H) def. Cainan Grove (G) 6-4, 0-6, 10-7; 2. Jordan Pierce (G) def. Dom Haggard (H) 6-3, 6-1; 3. DimaPowell (G) def. Kyle Butler (H) 6-0, 6-1; 4. Gabe Dickenson (G) def.  Tad Daniels (H) 6-1, 6-4; 5. Clayten Gan (G) def. Frankie Passariello (H) 6-3, 7-5; 6. Shaw Riggs  (H) def. Wes Sussenbach (G) 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles: 1. Cainan Grove/Dima Powell (G) def. Chance Murray/Dom Haggard (H) 8-6; 2. Jordan Pierce/Gabe Dickenson (G) def. Kyle Butler/Shaw Riggs (H) 8-1; 3. Clayten Gan/Wes Sussenbach(G) def. Tad Daniels/Frankie Passariello (H) 8-4.

May 20 at Hillsboro 

Greenville 7, Hillsboro 2

Singles: 1. Cainan Grove (G) def. Chance Murray 6-2, 6-2; 2. Jordan Pierce (G) def. Dom Haggard (H) 6-0, 6-1; 3. Dima Powell (G) def. Kyle Butler (H) 6-1, 6-3; 4. Gabe Dickenson (G) def. Tad Daniels (H) 6-3, 6-1; 5. Elusha Golovay (G) def. Frankie Passariello (H) 6-4, 6-4; 6. Shaw Riggs (H) def. Ivan Powell (G) 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: 1. Cainan Grove/Dima Powell (G) def. Chance Murray/Dom Haggard (H) 8-1; 2. Jordan Pierce/Gabe Dickenson (G) def. Tad Daniels/Frankie Passariello (H) 8-1; 3. Kyle Butler/Shaw Riggs (H) def. Clayten Gan/Wes Sussenbach (G) 8-8 (11-9).

May 21 at Highland

Highland 9, Hillsboro 0

Singles: 1. Tyler Kutz (High) def. Dom Haggard (Hill) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Alex Roach (High) def. Chance Murray (Hill) 6-4, 6-3; 3. Isaac Pasley (High) Kyle Butler (Hill) 6-0, 6-0; 4. Ben Mitchell (High) def. Colin Butler (Hill) 6-0, 6-1; 5. Skylar Hedgehold (High) def. Zinnen Kenney (Hill) 6-1, 6-2; 6. Tyler Hunter (High) def. Shaw Riggs (Hill) 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles: 1. Alex Roach/Isaac Pasley (High) def. Dom Haggard/Colin Butler (Hill) 6-1, 6-1; 2. Ben Mitchell/Tyler Hunter (High) def. Chance Murray/Zinnen Kenney (Hill) 6-1, 6-0; 3. Sklyar Hedgehold/Jack Meyer (High) def. Kyle Butler/Shaw Riggs (Hill) 6-4, 6-2.

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