The Hillsdale Hornets Boys tennis team ended its season as one of the state’s top academic teams.
The Hornets, led by head coach Scott Phillips, have been selected as one of 21 schools to be named the State Academic Team by the MHSTeCA. Other schools selected in Division 4 include LCAA rival Brooklyn Columbia Central.
All-state Division 4 academic selections are made up of teams that average a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Over 90 team certificates were issued this fall. 262 seniors received academic certificates from all states.
The Hornets had a cumulative GPA of 3.55. The All-State Academic Team Hornets players include Kreyzon Philipp, Erick Hecklinger, Andrew Hollister, Same Wiles, Jon Torres, Ben Brock, Charlie Teller, Brohm Gambill, Soren Gambill, Alex Portteus and Broderick Miller.
Jon Torres, Sam Willes, and Kreyzon Philipp are seniors receiving individual academic honors from all states with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Several Hornets players ended their season this fall at the regional. Alex Portteus and Brody Miller competed in doubles. Soren and Brohm Cambill competed in doubles. Ben Brock and Charlie Teller competed in doubles. Jon Torres and Sam Wiles competed in doubles and won the team’s only game of the tournament. They beat Brandywine’s Carson Knapp and Sean Tweedy 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the tournament semifinals against Three Rivers. Three Rivers’ two-team Jack Miller and Josh Moore would win the match. Brohm Gambill competed in the singles and won the first match of a match against Brody Prenkert of Brandywine, who ultimately won the match. Andrew Hollister competed in the singles. Soren Gambill competed in the singles. Kreyzon Philipp competed in the singles.
The Hillsdale Hornets tennis program is led by coach Scott Phillips. The Hornets return to the courts for the LP Girls High School tennis season in the spring. More information on the 2021 LP Boys Tennis post-season tournament can be found at mhsaa.com