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Tell City wins Heritage Hills tourney

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LINCOLN CITY—Tell City finished first in all five divisions to win Heritage Hills’ boys tennis invitational with a perfect score Saturday.

The Marksmen scored 25 points. Tecumseh was second in the four-team tourney with 13.
“This was a fantastic win for us,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. “At every position, we played very well and battled when the matches got tight.”
Jake Swihart beat Blake Emmert of Forest Park 6-3,6-4 in the first round of No. 1 singles and then edged Daniel Pemberton of Tecumseh 6-0, 4-6, 11-9 (12-point tiebreaker in lieu of a third set) for the title.
“Jake had match points against him and came back to serve it out himself,” noted Weyer.
Zach Fisher beat Matt Miller of Forest Park 6-2, 7-5 and Grant Pemberton of Tecumseh 6-1, 6-4 in No. 2 singles.
Jeff Yeung outlasted Robby Dunn of Tecumseh 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 and beat Aaron Meyer of Forest Park 6-2, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.
“Jeff was down big in his third set but battled back to win,” said Weyer.
Austin Paulin and Kevin Yeung beat Billy Wallace and Christian McBillington of Tecumseh 6-2, 6-2 and Bryan Hurst and Josh Thomas of Forest Park 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.
Tyler Groves and Luke Thomas beat Jonathan Hoppenjans and Gavin Fella of Heritage Hills 6-1, 6-2 and Hank Brucken and Jack Johnson of Tecumseh 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles.
“No. 1 doubles came back from a set down to win in three,” said Weyer. “And Zach and Tyler and Luke played well consistently to cruise to straight-set wins. I’m extremely proud of our team for their poise, attitudes, determination, and solid play.
“This was a great way to build momentum as we prepare for our sectional this week.”
Tell City, 8-4 in dual meets, was scheduled to play Boonville in the Boonville sectional Wednesday. The championship match is scheduled today at 4 p.m.
Team scores: Tell City 25, Tecumseh 13, Forest Park 11, Heritage Hills 6