Joe Hoff Knocks off Jiung Jung, City Falls to West

Joe Hoff ’17 defeated defending state champion Jiung Jung ’17 on Tuesday at the HTRC.


Joe Hoff ’17 defeated Jiung Jung. Hoff will be playing tennis for Creighton next year.

Jonathan House, Sports Editor

City High’s Joe Hoff ’17 remained undefeated on Tuesday after defeating West High’s Jiung Jung ’17, 5-7, 6-4, 10-8. Jung was the top ranked player in the state, playing number one for the top-ranked Trojans. Jung had previously beaten Hoff in last year’s state championship match.

“I was very happy for Joe. He’s worked very hard for it, it was a very close match, and I bet there wasn’t a three point difference in the match. He just won a couple really bring points,”  City High head coach Chip Hardesty said.

Despite Joe’s upset win, the Little Hawks lost the match, 7-2.

In addition to Hoff’s win, the third-ranked doubles team of Sameer Ali ’17 and Sam Bloom ’18 won City’s only other match.