WATERLOO — North Polk freshman Evan Moon placed eighth in singles play and Ballard’s doubles team of Mark Mosher and Brody Echer went 1-2 at the Class 1A state singles and doubles tournament Friday and Saturday.
Competing at the Byrne’s Athletic Complex, Moon went 2-3 in his first state meet.
Moon opened with a 6-2 and 6-0 sweep over Davis County’s Bryce Vinyard. In the quarterfinals, Moon gave a great fight against eventual champion Jake Malik of LeMars before falling in three sets.
Moon lost the opening set versus Malik by a 7-6 score after losing the tiebreaker by a 7-2 margin. He came back for a 6-2 win in the second set, but dropped the third by the same 6-2 margin to come up short.
In the consolation second round, Moon swept Columbus Catholic’s Daniel Buchanan with two 6-0 shutout sets. In the consolation semifinals, Clarke’s Reed Morris knocked off Moon by 6-4 and 6-3 scores.
That put Moon in the seventh-place match against Kuemper Catholic’s Tanner Finken. Finken prevailed in three sets, winning the first by a 6-3 score, falling to Moon by a 6-0 margin in the second, then claiming a super-tiebreaker 1-0 (10-4).
Mosher and Echer were dealt 6-2 and 6-0 losses by eventual champions Jon Lansing and Charlie Esker of Cedar Rapids Xavier in the first round of 1A doubles competition. In the consolation first round, the Bomber tandem rebounded with 6-1 and 6-4 wins over Fort Madison’s Jonathan Hernandez and Dante Seeney.
The tournament ended for Mosher and Echer in the consolation semifinals as they were defeated by Atlantic’s Grant Podhajsky and Cooper McDermott in three sets. The Bomber team fell by a 6-0 score in the first set, won a 6-4 battle in the second, then suffered a 1-0 (10-5) loss in the super-tiebreaker.