KNOXVILLE - The North Polk boys’ tennis team struggled against Knoxville May 5 at Knoxville as the Comets suffered an 8-1 setback at the hands of the Panthers.


Evan Moon scored North Polk’s only victory with a win in the No. 1 singles match. Moon whipped Knoxville’s Blake McClung by an 8-3 score.


Jared Long put up a good fight in the No. 6 singles match before suffering an 8-5 loss to Knoxville’s Aidan Zoutte. Moon and Brennan Gering suffered a competitive 8-5 loss to McClung and Cade McNeil in the No. 1 doubles match.


Knoxville 8, North Polk 1


Singles: 1. Evan Moon (NP) defeated Blake McClung (K); 8-3. 2. Ben Wallack (K) defeated David Brudtkuhl (NP); 8-1. 3. Cade McNeil (K) defeated Brennan Gering (NP); 8-1. 4. Tyler Wells (K) defeated David Bergren (NP); 8-2. 5. R.J. Roberts (K) defeated Brad Chiles (NP); 8-3. 6. Aidan Zoutte (K) defeated Jared Long (NP); 8-5.


Doubles: 1. McClung and McNeil (K) defeated Moon and Gering (NP); 8-5. 2. Wallace and Zoutte (K) defeated Brudtkuhl and Bergren (NP); 8-1. 3. Wells and Marshall (K) defeated Chiles and Long (NP); 8-1.


ALLEMAN - North Polk turned in a dominant performance against Iowa Falls-Alden May 4 as the Comets swept the Cadets by a 9-0 score at the North Polk Tennis Courts in Alleman.


Evan Moon won the No. 1 singles match with a pair of 6-0 victories over Alex England and Jake Veber rallied from a 6-4 loss in the opening set versus Owen Kinnetz with 6-2 and 10-8 victories to take the No. 2 singles match. Ben Lehman downed Alex Geitz by 6-0 and 6-4 scores in the No. 3 singles match and Ethan Knight won the No. 4 singles match over Shawn Wesselman by a 6-3 and 6-0 decisions.


Brennan Gering also pulled off 6-3 and 6-0 wins over Iowa Falls-Alden’s J.T. Marshall in the No. 5 singles match. David Bergren dominated the No. 6 singles match against Trey Chaplin, winning by scores of 6-1 and 6-0.


In doubles play, Lehman and Veber came back from a 4-6 loss in the opening set of the No. 1 match versus England and Kinnetz. Lehman and Veber won the next two sets by scores of 6-2 and 10-8.


Moon and Gering swept Geitz and Marshall with 6-3 and 6-2 victories in the No. 2 doubles match. Knight and Bergren won the No. 3 match over Wesselman and Chaplin by 7-6 and 6-3 scores.


North Polk 9, Iowa Falls-Alden 0


Singles: 1. Evan Moon (NP) defeated Alex England (IFA); 6-0, 6-0. 2. Jake Veber (NP) defeated Owen Kinnetz (IFA); 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. 3. Ben Lehman (NP) defeated Alex Geitz (IFA); 6-0, 6-4. 4. Ethan Knight (NP) defeated Shawn Wesselman (IFA); 6-3, 6-0. 5. Brennan Gering (NP) defeated J.T. Marshall (IFA); 6-3, 6-0. 6. David Bergren (NP) defeated Trey Chaplin (IFA); 6-1, 6-0.


Doubles: 1. Lehman and Veber defeated England and Kinnetz (IFA); 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. 2. Moon and Gering (NP) defeated Geitz and Marshall; 6-3, 6-2. 3. Knight and Bergren (NP) defeated Wesselman and Chaplin (IFA); 7-6, 6-3.