BOONE - The Ballard boys’ tennis team defeated Spencer to reach the first round of Class 1A state competition, where the Bombers fell to Boone Saturday at Boone.

Ballard won its 1A substate meet with Spencer by a 5-1 score. The meet ended before any doubles match could be completed after Ballard reached the necessary five victories needed to take the meet.

Caleb Hamerlinck won the No. 1 singles match over Spencer’s Marcus Klemme in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-2. Max Olsan took the No. 2 match over Austin Crew, 6-1 and 6-4; Colin Anderson pulled off 6-3 and 6-1 wins over Grant Carpenter in the No. 5 match and Jacob Alden scored 6-2 and 6-3 wins over Spencer’s Sam Alberts in the No. 6 match.

Seth Wohlgemuth won a three-set battle over Spencer’s John Feldmann in the No. 4 singles match. Wohlgemuth won the first set, 6-3, lost the second by a 6-2 margin and came back to take third by a 6-4 score.

The victory over Spencer put Ballard in the 1A state first round versus Boone. The Bombers lost to the Toreadors by a 5-1 score to end their season with a 7-3 record.

Wohlgemuth scored Ballard’s only win versus Boone, when he defeated Cody Frame in three sets during the No. 4 singles match. Wohlgemuth won the first set by a 6-1 score, lost the second by the same margin, then took the third, 6-3.

Ballard dropped the Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6 singles matches plus the No. 3 doubles match against Boone.

The meet ended before the No. 2 singles match could be completed.

Ballard 5, Spencer 1

Singles: 1. Caleb Hamerlinck (B) defeated Marcus Klemme (S); 6-3, 6-2. 2. Max Olsan (B) defeated Austin Crew (S); 6-1, 6-4. 3. Trey Sievers (S) defeated Chase Winterboer (B); 6-1, 6-4. 4. Seth Wohlgemuth defeated John Feldmann (S); 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. 5. Colin Anderson (B) defeated Grant Carpenter (S); 6-3, 6-1. 6. Jacob Alden (B) defeated Sam Alberts (S); 6-2, 6-3.

Boone 5, Ballard 1

Singles: 1. Mason Hulse (Boon) defeated Hamerlinck (B); 6-2, 6-1. 3. Corbin Wafful (Boon) defeated Winterboer (B); 6-0, 6-3. 4. Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Cody Frame (Boon); 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. 5. Jimmy Boustead (Boon) defeated Anderson (B); 6-1, 6-4. 6. Jackson Smith (Boon) defeated Alden (B); 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: 3. Boustead and Smith (Boon) defeated Anderson and Alden (B); 6-1, 6-4.