ALLEMAN - Ballard used a strong singles round to take control, then a dominant showing in doubles play to finish off North Polk, 8-3, in boys’ tennis Monday at the North Polk High School Tennis Courts.
Ballard claimed four singles victories and went 4-1 in doubles play. The victory kept the Bombers perfect on the season at 8-0.
In singles competition, Caleb Hamerlinck scored a 10-6 victory over North Polk’s Jack Veber in the No. 2 match and Max Olsan won the No. 3 match over Ben Lehman by a 10-4 margin. Nick Matthews picked up a 10-1 triumph over David Brudtkuhl in the No. 4 match and Colin Anderson blanked Brennan Gering in the No. 5 match by a 10-5 margin.
North Polk claimed both the No. 1 and No. 6 matches in singles play. Freshman Evan Moon downed Ballard’s Brody Echer, 10-5, in the No. 1 match and Ethan Knight won an 11-9 marathon against Ballard’s Chase Winterboer in the No. 6 match.
Doubles play saw Ballard win the first four matches.
Echer and Mark Mosher pulled off a 10-7 victory over Veber and Lehman in the No. 1 match and Hamerlinck and Olsan knocked off Moon and Gering by a 10-5 decision in the No. 2 match. Matthews and Anderson scored a 10-7 win over Knight and David Bergren in the No. 3 match and Seth Wohlgemuth and Ryan Carson prevailed over Brad Chiles and Jared Long by a 10-2 margin in the No. 4 match.
Brudtkuhl and Brody Batson prevented North Polk from being shut out in doubles play. The Comet duo won the No. 5 match over Ballard’s J.D. Alden and Nathan Stephany, 10-6.
ballard 8, north polk 3
Singles: 1. Evan Moon (NP) defeated Brody Echer (B); 10-5. 2. Caleb Hamerlinck (B) defeated Jack Veber (NP); 10-6. 3. Max Olsan (B) defeated Ben Lehman (NP); 10-4. 4. Nick Matthews (B) defeated David Brudtkuhl (NP); 10-1. 5. Colin Anderson (B) defeated Brennan Gering (NP); 10-0. 6. Ethan Knight (NP) defeated Chase Winterboer (B); 11-9.
Doubles: 1. Echer and Mark Mosher (B) defeated Veber and Lehman (NP); 10-7. 2. Hamerlinck and Olsan (B) defeated Moon and Gering (NP); 10-5. 3. Matthews and Anderson (B) defeated Knight and David Bergren (NP); 10-7. 4. Seth Wohlgemuth and Ryan Carson (B) defeated Brad Chiles and Jared Long (NP); 10-2. 5. Brudtkuhl and Brody Batson (NP) defeated J.D. Alden and Nathan Stephany (B); 10-6.