Hickman boys tennis beats Helias in first round of district tournament

Monday, May 6, 2013 | 6:35 p.m. CDT; updated 9:03 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 6, 2013
No. 3 Hickman player Samuel Pottipadu swings for the ball during his match against Helias Catholic player Caleb Seidel in the first round of Class 2, District 9 tournament playoffs on Monday at Cosmo Park. The Kewpies defeated the Crusaders 6-0.

COLUMBIA — The Hickman boys tennis team handily defeated Helias 6-0 in the first round of the Class 2, District 9 tournament Monday at Cosmopolitan Park. 

Junyi Wu and Samuel Pottipadu won their matches 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 and No. 3 singles. 

Tuesday's Class 2, District 9 Semifinal

Hickman at Jefferson City 

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Park in Jefferson City 

Senior Daniel Shyu defeated Ethan Lesko 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Monday was Shyu's last high school match at Cosmopolitan Park. 

The Kewpies received strong performances from the bottom of their lineup. Ashwath Kumar won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles, Blake Wisniewski won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles, and Jacob Muchow won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. 

Because Hickman won all six singles, the three doubles matches didn't have to be played. Five singles victories were needed to clinch the dual. 

Hickman plays Jefferson City in the district tournament semifinals at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The match will be played at Washington Park in Jefferson City. The Kewpies lost to the Jays 7-2 on April 8 and 9-0 on April 24. 


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