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Taylor wins No. 1 singles title at Atlantic

Girls edge Clarke, 5-4

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 1:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 1:25 a.m. CDT
Creston/O-M senior Garret Taylor reaches for a backhand return against Clarke's Colin Morris here Friday. Taylor won, 10-7, and captured the No. 1 singles title Saturday at the Atlantic Trojan Tournament.

It was a busy tennis weekend for the Creston/O-M tennis teams, with the Panther girls and Clarke boys victorious in dual action Friday, and Creston/O-M senior Garret Taylor winning the No. 1 singles title at the Atlantic Trojan Tournament.

A 10-2 victory by Angie Sorensen and Alli Thomsen at No. 3 doubles provided the margin in a 5-4 win by the Creston girls Friday in Osceola. Clarke won the two other doubles matches to forge a 4-4 tie after Creston/O-M had won four of the six singles matches.

“This was a good win against Clarke,” said Creston assistant coach Amanda Plymale. “Jenna Taylor, Angie Sorensen, Caitlin McIlravy and Sydney Dunphy had strong wins at 2, 4, 5 and 6 for us in singles. We were up 4-2 and needed just one doubles win. I think we have a great lineup to give Red Oak a challenge on Monday.”

The girls are at home today while the boys travel to Red Oak.

Garret Taylor was the lone Panther winner in the Clarke dual Friday before winning the No. 1 singles title at Atlantic Saturday with three victories. He topped Shenandoah’s Philip Meier, 10-6, in the championship match.

“Garret played very well today,” Creston/O-M coach Kevin Cooper said. “He was very consistent and that is what you need when you play three matches in the same day. He lost to Meier of Shenandoah on Thursday night, so it was a great feeling for Garret to beat him in the championship.”

Chantz Davidson took second place at No. 2 singles, winning a pair of matches before having to forfeit the final match to attend the Orient-Macksburg prom.

“The unfortunate part was not being able to finish his finals match due to a rain delay,” Cooper said. “He played well and will have another chance next week at the Hawkeye 10 Tournament.”

The doubles teams of Ryan Kucera and Tyler Waddingham, and Triston Davidson with Seth Maitlen, both won one match in the tournament.


Creston/O-M 5, Clarke 4

Singles — Libby Bemis (Clk) def. Audrey Fyock (Cr), 10-4; Jenna Taylor (Cr) def. Tracy Morgan (Clk), 10-1; Cassidy Bierbrodt (Clk) def. Alli Thomsen (Cr), 10-7; Angela Sorensen (Cr) dec. Macey Snell (Clk), 10-2; Caitlin McIlravy (Cr) def. Sydnee Redman (Clk), 10-8; Sydney Dunphy (Cr) def. Rachael Simpson (Clk), 10-3.

Doubles — Morgan-Bierbrodt (Clk) def. Taylor-McIlravy (Cr), 11-9; Bemis-Snell (Clk) def. Fyock-Dunphy (Cr), 10-3; Sorensen-Thomsen (Cr) def. Redman-Simpson (Clk), 10-2.

JV singles — Gracie Russell (Cr) def. Dania Echeveste (Clk), 3-2; Ann Waigand (Cr) def. Sofia Contreras (Clk), 3-2; Alyssa Jones (Clk) def. Cassandra Anderson (Cr), 3-1; Echeveste (Clk) def. Mattie Wheeler (Cr), 3-1; Contreras (Clk) def. Morgan Shawler (Cr), 4-2; Leah Stow (Cr) def. Jones (Clk), 3-2; Contreras (Clk) def. Allison Norton (Cr), 2-0; Echeveste (Clk) def. Erin Hanson (Cr), 3-0.

JV doubles — Russell-Waigand (Cr) def. Echeveste-Contreras (Clk), 4-0; Anderson-Russell (Cr) def. Jones-Echeveste (Clk), 4-1; Jones-Contreras (Clk) def. Wheeler-Shawler (Cr), 4-0; Echeveste-Contreras (Clk) def. Stow-Evans (Cr), 4-2; Jones-Contreras (Clk) def. Norton-Hanson (Cr), 4-1.


Clarke 8, Creston/O-M 1

Singles — Garret Taylor (Cr) def. Colin Morris (Clk), 10-7; Jared Jamison (Clk) def. Chantz Davidson (Cr), 10-1; Yahia Aly (Clk) def. Ryan Kucera (Cr), 10-3; Jacob Redman (Clk) def. Tyler Waddingham (Cr), 10-0; Ali Aly (Clk) def. Triston Davidson (Cr), 10-1; Holden Hewitt (Clk) by forfeit.

Doubles — C. Morris-J. Jamison (Clk) def. G. Taylor-C. Davidson (Cr), 10-5; Y. Aly-J. Redman (Clk) def. Kucera-Waddingham (Cr), 10-1; A. Aly-H. Hewitt (Clk) by forfeit.

Trojan Tournament

At Atlantic

No. 1 singles — Garret Taylor (Cr) def. Jason He (DM Lincoln), 6-2, 6-1; Taylor (Cr) def. Aaron Volvidia (CB Abraham Lincoln), 6-0, 6-1; Championship - Taylor (Cr) def. Philip Meier (Shenandoah), 10-6.

No. 2 singles — Chantz Davidson (Cr) def. David Torbett (Red Oak), 6-1, 6-2; Davidson (Cr) def. Colin Vetter (Kuemper Catholic), 6-2, 6-2; Championship - Cole Ragland (CB Abraham Lincoln) by forfeit over Davidson (Cr).

No. 1 doubles — Mitchell Behrens-Robby Steffes (Kuemper Catholic) def. Ryan Kucera-Tyler Waddingham (Cr), 6-0, 6-0; Bradley Young-David Hu (Shenandoah) def. Kucera-Waddingham (Cr), 10-1; Kucera-Waddingham (Cr) def. Blake Eischeid-Evan Gray (Kuemper Catholic, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles — Reid Nichols-Preston Hoye (Atlantic) def. Triston Davidson-Seth Maitlen (Cr), 6-0, 6-2; T. Davidson-Maitlen (Cr) def. Christian Thongvonh-Jacob Wilson (DM Lincoln), 6-2, 4-6, 10-4; Keatis Kinz-Dean Smith (Red Oak) def. T. Davidson-Maitlen (Cr), 8-5.

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