Tennis girls win at Boone; Panther boys 7th at H-10
The Creston/O-M boys scored 10 points to finish seventh in the Hawkeye 10 tennis tournament Tuesday, as the host Kuemper Catholic Knights edged Lewis Central for first place, 26-23.
The Creston/O-M girls, meanwhile defeated the hometown team of assistant coach Amanda Plymale, 6-3, at Boone on Tuesday.
Garret Taylor took third place in No. 1 singles for the Panther boys, finishing behind Lewis Central standout Caleb Shudak, and Shenandoah’s Philip Meier, who has split previous matches with Taylor this season.
There were no placings in the top six for the Panther doubles teams.
“I was really happy with how we played singles today,” Creston/O-M coach Kevin Cooper said. “Garret and Chantz Davidson provided great senior leadership for us this year, and nothing changed with that today.”
Cooper said Taylor struggled with some inconsistency in taking third with a 2-1 record, but scored six of the 10 team points.
Davidson was 4-1 in taking fifth place in No. 2 singles.
Cooper said his two doubles teams were able to win some games and be competitive, and gained valuable experience in the conference format.
The boys are in district competition Thursday at Boone.
At Boone, the Panther girls went 4-2 in singles to nearly clinch the victory.
Although she wasn’t one of the winners, No. 1 singles player Audrey Fyock came back to win the second set 6-4 after dropping the first one by the same score, and lost the 10-5 in the tiebreaker.
“Getting four points in singles fired us up for doubles, and we quickly took the win with the team of Angie Sorensen and Alli Thomsen,” Plymale said. “This doubles team has been solid all year.”
Plymale said the meet was a good measuring stick for some postseason action coming up Saturday in Huxley.
“This Boone team battled with Ballard, who we play Saturday for first-round regionals,” Plymale said. “It will be tough competition.”
Hawkeye 10 Tournament
Team scoring — 1. Kuemper Catholic 26; 2. Lewis Central 23; 3. Glenwood 18; 4. Denison-Schleswig 16; 5. Council Bluffs St. Albert 14; 6. Shenandoah 12; 7. Creston/O-M 10; 8. (tie) Clarinda 8 and Red Oak 8; 10. Harlan 5; 11. Atlantic 4.
No. 1 singles — 1. Caleb Shudak, Lewis Central; 2. Philip Meier, Shenandoah; 3. Garret Taylor, Creston/O-M; 4. Travis Miller, St. Albert; 5. Nathan Fastje, Denison-Schleswig; 6. Matt Irlbeck, Kuemper Catholic.
Garret Taylor (Cr) def. Isaac Stits (Harlan), 8-3; Philip Meier (Shenandoah) def. Garret Taylor (Cr), 8-4; Garret Taylor (Cr) def. Travis Miller (St. Albert), 8-4.
No. 2 singles — 1. Weston Morgan, Lewis Central; 2. Tyler Schroeder, Kuemper Catholic; 3. Aaron Bertini, Glenwood; 4. Matt Moran, Denison-Schleswig; 5. Chantz Davidson, Creston/O-M; 6. Joe Faust, St. Albert.
Chantz Davidson (Cr) def. Alex Good (Shenandoah), 9-7; Tyler Schroeder (Kuemper) def. Davidson (Cr), 8-2; Davidson (Cr) def. Donnie Torbett (Red Oak), 8-2; Davidson (Cr) def. Nick Clement (Clarinda), 9-8 (7-3 tiebreaker); Davidson (Cr) def. Joe Faust (St. Albert), 8-0.
No. 1 doubles — 1. Mitchell Behrens-Robby Steffes, Kuemper Catholic; 2. Hayden Berry-Jordan Nelson, Red Oak; 3. Cole Peckham-Max Chavez, Glenwood; 4. Dedric Kettwick-Austin Smith, Clarinda; 5. Mitch Kinsey-Spencer Pauley, Denison-Schleswig; 6. David Hu-Bradley Young, Shenandoah.
Trey Lansman-Keenan Finn (Harlan) def. Ryan Kucera-Tyler Waddingham (Cr), 8-4; Cody Goesser-Brandon Carlson (St. Albert) def. Kucera-Waddingham (Cr), 8-1.
No. 2 doubles — 1. Joe Mohr-Brian Ricke, Kuemper Catholic; 2. Ryan Higginbothan-Brook DeMarque, Lewis Central; 3. Jac Gunkelman-Sam Lauritson, Glenwood; 4. Drew Carlson-Stehen Chen, St. Albert; 5. Nick Podhajsky-Kyle Krueger, Atlantic; 6. Ben Moran-Sam Weber, Denison-Schleswig.
Trey Stickler-Jacob Brooks (Clarinda) def. Triston Davidson-Seth Maitlen (Cr), 8-3; Drew Moran-Sam Weber (Denison-Schleswig) def. T. Davidson-Maitlen (Cr), 8-3.
Creston/O-M 6, Boone 3
Singles — Emma Rose (B) def. Audrey Fyock (Cr), 6-4, 4-6, 10-5; Jenna Taylor (Cr) def. Sierra Leeds (B), 6-2, 6-0; Alli Thomsen (Cr) def. Jenny Behn (B), 6-4, 6-0; Breanna Sterenberg (B) def. Ashley Harris (Cr), 6-3, 6-3; Angela Sorensen (Cr) def. Carlie Romig (B), 6-4, 6-3; Caitlin McIlravy (Cr) def. Bianca Fuentes (B), 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles — Fyock-Taylor (Cr) def. Leeds-Behn (B), 6-3, 7-5; Rose-Sterenberg (B) def. Harris-McIlravy (Cr), 6-4, 6-3; Thomsen-Sorensen (Cr) def. Cornelis-Romig (B), 6-1, 6-4.
JV doubles — Sydney Dunphy-Gracie Russell (Cr) def. Ashlyn Welder-Anna Boustead (B), 8-5; Dunphy-Russell (Cr) Bianca Fuentes-Bridgette Good (B), 9-7; Sarah Statz-Morganne Borsh (B) leading Dunphy-Russell (Cr), 4-1 (did not finish).