ALLEMAN - The North Polk boys’ tennis team struggled to keep pace with Indianola in a 10-1 loss to the Indians April 4 at Alleman.
The Comets only picked up one victory in singles play, falling to 0-2 on the season.
Jake Veber scored the win for North Polk in the No. 3 singles match. Veber swept Indianola’s Kim Elias in straight sets — 6-3 and 6-3.
The Comets’ most competitive loss came in the No. 5 doubles match. The team of Ethan Knight and David Bergen won its opening set against a team from Indianola by a 6-3 score, then dropped the next two by 6-3 and 10-7 margins.
Indianola 10, North Polk 1
Singles: 1. Jack Langenwalter (I) defeated Evan Moon (NP); 6-4, 6-4. 2. Jeremiah Taylor (I) defeated Ben Lehman (NP); 6-2, 6-2. 3. Jack Veber (NP) defeated Kim Elias (I); 6-3, 6-3. 4. Colton Miller (I) defeated David Brudtkuhl (NP); 6-3, 6-0. 5. Christian Jurron (I) defeated Brennan Gering (NP); 6-0, 6-1. 6. Jaxson Maahlstack (I) defeated Ethan Knight (NP); 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Langenwalter and Maahlstack (I) defeated Lehman and Veber (NP); 6-1, 6-2. 2. Taylor and Elias (I) defeated Moon and Gering; 6-3, 6-1. 3. Miller and Jurron (I) defeated Brudtkuhl and Kaden Geyer (NP); 6-1, 6-0. 4. Coghlan and Westlake (I) defeated Jared Long and Brad Chiles (NP); 6-2, 6-1. 5. Rivas and Moews (I) defeated Ethan Knight and David Bergen (NP); 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.
PELLA - North Polk scored a win in the No. 1 singles match against Pella March 31 at Pella, but the Comets couldn’t find the victory column again in a 10-1 loss to the Little Dutch.
North Polk’s Evan Moon won an exciting confrontation with Pella’s Jordan Roozeboom in the No. 1 singles match. Moon came back from a 6-4 loss in the first set to win a 7-6 battle and then he took the decisive third set in a 10-8 battle.
The Comets were unable to keep up the momentum. Pella easily swept the final five singles matches and the Eagles also rolled in all five doubles matches to take the meet.
Pella 10, North Polk 1
Singles: 1. Evan Moon (NP) defeated Jordan Roozeboom (P); 4-6, 7-6, 10-8. 2. Mike Reed (P) defeated Ben Lehman (NP); 6-0, 6-1. 3. Ani Tangellapalli (P) defeated Mike Veber (NP); 6-1, 6-1; 4. Reid Leidig (P) defeated David Brudtkuhl (NP); 6-0, 6-1. 5. Colton Edwards (P) defeated Brennan Gering (NP); 6-1, 6-0; 6. Ben Lawitsen (P) defeated Ethan Knight (NP); 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: 1.Reed and Lawitsen (P) defeated Lehman and Veber (NP); 6-1, 6-1. 2. Edwards and Roozeboom (P) defeated Moon and Gering (NP); 8-4. 3. Tangellapalli and Edwards (P) defeated Brudtkuhl and Jared Long (NP); 6-1, 6-1. 4. Adrain and Martin (P) defeated Kaden Geyer and Jacob Roberts (NP); 6-0, 6-0. 5. Sharp and Diers (P) defeated Knight and David Bergan (NP); 6-1, 6-2.