A close match at boys No. 1 singles highlighted 9-0 sweeps by the Creston/O-M boys and girls tennis teams over Chariton Tuesday.
Panther senior Colby Taylor edged Chariton’s heralded No. 1 player, Willie Felderman, 8-6.
“Colby had a nice win at number one, giving junior Willie Felderman his first-ever dual loss,” Creston/O-M coach Kevin Cooper said. “Our experience played a huge role tonight in getting the win.”
The Panther boys improved 5-2 in duals.
The Creston girls outscored the Chargers 90-20 in sweeping all of the singles and doubles matches at Chariton.
“All of the girls came out with strong hitting and great serves,” coach Amanda Plymale said. “This was a good motivation lifter for the Panthers. The varsity and JV were able to maintain the aggressive play through the entire lineup.”
Among the victors were Emma Johnson and Amy Dunphy, seniors who were honored on senior recognition night April 22.
Creston/O-M 9, Chariton 0
Singles — Colby Taylor (Cr) def. Willie Felderman (Ch), 8-6; Bryce McIlravy (Cr) def. Cody Jones (Ch), 8-1; Garret Taylor (Cr) def. Hunter Storm (Ch), 8-0; Adam Bochart (Cr) def. Quinn Storm (Ch), 8-5; Jacob Caviness (Cr) def. Chase Fletcher (Ch), 8-4; Ryan Cook (Cr) def. Joseph Hixenbaugh (Ch), 8-0.
Doubles — C. Taylor-McIlravy (Cr) def. Felderman-Jones (Ch), 8-2; G. Taylor-Bochart (Cr) def. Storm-Storm (Ch), 8-0; Caviness-Cook (Cr) def. Fletcher-Hizenbaugh (Ch), 8-1.
JV singles — Ryan Jones (Cr) def. Daniel Scott (Ch), 7-5; Ryan Kucera (Cr) def. Sam Lerner (Ch), 6-0; Ryan Jones (Ch) def. Tyler Waddingham (Cr), 6-2.
JV doubles — Kucera-Waddingham (Cr) def. Jones-Lerner (Ch), 6-2.
Creston/O-M 9, Chariton 0
Singles — Audrey Fyock (Cr) def. Emily McRoberts (Ch), 10-1; Emma Johnson (Cr) def. Rachel Longley (Ch), 10-1; Amy Dunphy (Cr) def. Sheena Savage (Ch), 10-1; Ashley Harris (Cr) def. Aspen Koehn (Ch), 10-5; Caitlin McIlravy (Cr) def. Julie Wessel (Ch), 10-4; Jenna Taylor (Cr) def. Talia Lerner (Ch), 10-1.
Doubles — Fyock-Johnson (Cr) def. Longley-Koehn (Ch), 10-2; Dunphy-Harris (Cr) def. McRoberts-Saveage (Ch), 10-3; McIlravy-Taylor (Cr) def. Wessel-Lerner (Ch), 10-2.
JV doubles — Alli Thomsen-Sydney Dunphy (Cr) def. Alexander-Hamilton (Ch(, 5-1; Gracie Russell-Angie Sorensen (Cr) def. Sunquist-LaHart (Ch), 5-1; Danielle Fundermann-Ann Waigand (Cr) def. Shounkwiler-Keith (Ch), 5-4; Cassandra Anderson-Russell (Cr) def. Mullins-Bingham (Ch), 5-1; Thomsen-Dunphy (Cr) def. Stigleman-Yuzkova (Ch), 5-1; Sorensen-Fundermann (Cr) def. Sanquist-Offenburger (Ch), 5-0.