HUXLEY - The Ballard boys’ tennis team came back from its first loss of the season with a decisive 10-1 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden Monday at the Ballard Tennis Courts.
Ballard swept 10 matches in straight sets, going to 4-1 on the season. The Bombers were undefeated in doubles play and 5-1 in singles competition.
Chase Winterboer and Seth Wohlgemuth scored two 6-0 victories over Iowa Falls-Alden’s Owen Kinnetz and Shawn Wesselman in the No. 2 match for Ballard’s most decisive doubles victory. Codey Erickson and Joe Fletcher delivered 6-0 and 6-1 wins over the Cadets’ Dawson Hadwiger and Jackson Neely in the No. 3 match.
In the No. 1 match, Max Olsan and Peyton Culp delivered 6-2 and 6-1 wins over Iowa Falls-Alden’s Alex England and Alex Geitz. Ryan Carlin and Josh Clinton scored 6-3 and 6-0 wins over the Cadets’ Nic Warrington and Nolan Frohwein in the No. 4 match and Alex Upah and Kyler Watson edged Trey Chaplin and Josh Dow, 7-6 and 6-3.
In singles play, Logan Gogerty picked up two 6-0 wins over Hadwiger in the No. 6 match and Carter Harms trounced Chaplin with a pair of 6-1 victories in the No. 5 match.
Olsan won the No. 1 match over England by 6-2 and 6-3 scores and Nathan Wuestenberg pulled off the No. 4 match by by the same exact scores over Wesselman. Jacob Alden edged Kinnetz in the No. 2 match, 7-5 and 6-4.
Ballard 10, Iowa Falls-Alden 1
Singles: 1. Max Olsan (B) defeated Alex England (IFA); 6-2, 6-3. 2. Jacob Alden (B) defeated Owen Kinnetz (IFA); 7-5, 6-4. 3. Alex Geitz (IFA) defeated Tanner DeMaris (B); 6-0, 6-1. 4. Nathan Wuestenberg (B) defeated Shawn Wesselman (IFA) ; 6-2, 6-3. 5. Carter Harms (B) defeated Trey Chaplin (IFA); 6-1, 6-1. 6. Logan Gogerty (B) defeated Dawson Hadwiger (IFA); 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Olsan and Peyton Culp (B) defeated England and Geitz (IFA); 6-2, 6-1. 2. Chase Winterboer and Seth Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Kinnetz and Wesselman (IFA); 6-0, 6-0. 3. Codey Erickson and Joe Fletcher (B) defeated Hadwiger and Jackson Neely (IFA); 6-0, 6-1. 4. Ryan Carlin and Josh Clinton (B) defeated Nic Warrington and Nolan Frohwein (IFA); 6-3, 6-0. 5. Alex Upah and Kyler Watson (B) defeated Chaplin and Josh Dow (IFA); 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
HUXLEY - Ballard suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a 5-4 battle at Ballard Tennis Courts Friday.
Ballard split singles play, but dropped two of three doubles matches to take the loss. Jefferson won three matches by ultimate tiebreaker to one for Ballard.
In doubles play, Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Kyle Lassen and Jacob Mossbarger won the No. 1 match over Ballard’s Max Olsan and Caleb Hamerlinck by 6-3 and 6-2 scores. Ballard’s Chase Winterboer and Seth Wohlgemuth took the No. 2 match over Kareem Abumaizer and Lucas Brown, 6-2 and 6-3, but the J-Hawks’ Nick Standefer and Tyler Moncivais won an ultimate tiebreaker over Ballard’s Tanner DeMaris and Jacob Alden to secure the victory.
Standefer and Moncivais defeated DeMaris and Alden by a 6-1 score in the opening set. The Ballard team won the second, 6-3, but Standefer and Moncivais came back to win a tight 10-7 decision in the ultimate tiebreaker.
In singles play, Olsan downed Mossbarger by ultimate tiebreaker in the No. 2 match. He came back from a 6-1 loss in the opening set to score a 6-0 victory in the second, then take the ultimate tiebreaker, 10-7.
Winterboer swept Abumaizer with a pair of 6-2 victories in the No. 3 match. Wohlgemuth won the No. 4 match over Standefer with two 6-1 triumphs.
Hamerlinck lost a 10-6 ultimate tiebreaker to Lassen in the No. 1 match. Lassen won the first set, 6-1, and Hamerlinck took the second by a 6-2 score to set up the ultimate tiebreaker.
Moncivais also prevailed by ultimate tiebreaker over DeMaris in the No. 6 match in a 10-8 battle. DeMaris won the opening set, 7-5, and Moncivais took the second by the same score.
Colin Anderson suffered close 7-6 and 6-4 losses to Brown in the No. 5 match.
Cedar Rapids Jefferson 5, Ballard 4
Singles: 1. Kyle Lassen (CRJ) defeated Caleb Hamerlinck (B); 6-1, 2-6, 10-6. 2. Max Olsan (B) defeated Jack Mossbarger (CRJ); 1-6, 6-0, 10-7. 3. Chase Winterboer (B) defeated Kareem Abumaizer (CRJ); 6-2, 6-2. 4. Seth Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Nick Standefer (CRJ); 6-1, 6-1. 5. Lucas Brown (CRJ) defeated Colin Anderson (B), 7-6, 6-4. 6. Tyler Moncivais (CRJ) defeated Tanner DeMaris (B); 5-7, 7-5, 10-8.
Doubles: 1. Lassen and Mossbarger (CRJ) defeated Olsan and Caleb Hamerlinck (B); 6-3, 6-2. 2. Winterboer and Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Abumaizer and Brown (CRJ); 6-2, 6-3. 3. Standefer and Moncivais (CRJ) defeated DeMaris and Jacob Alden (B); 6-1, 3-6, 10-7.