Oct. 15—The magical season that was for the Westview boys tennis team came to a close in disappointing fashion at the state quarterfinals in Pendleton Friday.
The Warriors fell 5-0 to a stronger Jasper team with all but one match — No. 1 doubles — coming to an end after two sets.
Westview's No. 1 singles player Isaiah Hostetler fell in a competitive match 6-4, 6-3 to Jasper's Max Sternberg. Isaiah's brother, Elijah, lost in two sets to Jasper's Justin Shultz 6-2, 6-2.
In No. 3 singles, Westview's Brennan Beachy couldn't recover from his 6-0 loss to Jasper's Reece Lampert in the first set. Despite a valiant effort in the second set, Beachy dropped the match after losing 6-4.
In doubles play, Isaac Rogers and Kendall Schwartz forced a three-set match in No. 1 doubles against Jasper's Robert Trey Gutgsell and Noah Hanneman. After winning the first set 6-3, Westview was dominated by Jasper during the second and third sets, 6-0, 6-2, to help ensure Friday's team sweep for the Wildcats.
Westview's No. 2 doubles team — Jethro Hostetler and Kylen Bender — fought hard in what was a competitive match against Jasper's Caleb Schnarr and Noah Schue. The duo would fall though, 6-4, 7-5 in two sets.
The Warriors end the 2021 season with a 22-2 record along with sectional, regional and semistate titles earned during their postseason run.
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