NORWALK - The Ballard boys’ tennis team used strong singles play to dispose of Norwalk in a 7-4 battle April 11 at Norwalk.
The Bombers won 5 of 6 singles matches and picked up two doubles wins to prevail and improve to 4-1 on the season.
Caleb Hamerlinck, Max Olsan, Seth Wohlgemuth, Chase Winterboer and Alex Upah were all victorious for Ballard in singles competition.
Hamerlinck won the No. 1 match over Norwalk’s A.J. Clarkwilt in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3, Olsan swept Drew Hall, 6-4 and 6-2, and Wohlgemuth rallied from a 6-4 loss in his opening set with Jacob Joss with a 6-2 win in the second set and then a 10-8 triumph in the ultimate tiebreaker. Winterboer cruised to 6-3 and 6-0 victories over Norwalk’s Nate Spurr in the No. 4 match and Upah won the No. 5 match with a pair of 6-3 victories over Carter LaVelle.
In doubles play, Upah and Kyler Watson came back from a 6-2 loss to score 6-3 and 10-3 victories over Spurr and Jason Brooner in the No. 3 match. The Bombers’ Carter Harms and Logan Gogerty took the No. 4 match — 6-2 and 7-5 — over Tommy Wright and Dylan Spurr.
Ballard 7, Norwalk 4
Singles: 1. Caleb Hamerlinck (B) defeated A.J. Clarkwilt (N); 6-4, 6-3. 2. Max Olsan (B) defeated Drew Hall (N); 6-4, 6-2. 3. Seth Wohlgemuth (B) defeated Jacob Joss (N); 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. 4. Chase Winterboer (B) defeated Nate Spurr (N); 6-3, 6-0. 5. Alex Upah (B) defeated Carter LaVelle (N); 6-3, 6-3. 6. Jason Brooner (N) defeated Carter Harms (B); 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles: 1. Clarkwilt and Hall (N) defeated Hamerlinck and Olsan (B); 6-3, 6-1. 2. Joss and LaVelle (N) defeated Wohlgemuth and Winterboer (B); 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). 3. Upah and Kyler Watson (B) defeated Spurr and Brooner (N); 2-6, 6-3, 10-3. 4. Harms and Logan Gogerty (B) defeated Tommy Wright and Dylan Spurr (N); 6-2, 7-5. 6. Brock Buenger and Brett Dawson (N) defeated Nathan Wuestenberg and Peyton Culp (B); 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-4.
HUXLEY - Ballard steamrolled past Clarke with ease April 9 at the Ballard tennis courts, blanking the Indians by a 9-0 score.
The Bombers swept all six matches in singles play. The doubles matches were eight-game single sets and Ballard won all three in improving to 3-1 on the season.
Alex Upah delivered the most decisive victory for Ballard in singles play. Upah won the No. 5 match over Clarke’s Diego Hurtado with a pair of 6-0 shutout victories.
Kyler Watson pulled off 6-0 and 6-1 victories over Clarke’s T.J. Woods in the No. 6 match and Seth Wohlgemuth earned two 6-1 wins over John Reynoldson in the No. 3 match. Max Olsan earned 6-0 and 6-2 victories over Clarke’s Evan Hagan in the No. 2 match.
Chase Winterboer delivered 6-1 and 6-2 wins over the Indians’ Fabian Zarola in the No. 4 match. In the No. 1 match, Ballard’s Caleb Hamerlinck rolled to 6-1 and 6-3 wins over Sam Reynoldson.
The No. 1 doubles match saw the Bomber team of Hamerlinck and Olsan score an 8-3 victory over Sam Reynoldson and Hagen. Logan Gogerty and Carter Harms won the No. 2 match for Ballard with an 8-2 triumph over John Reynoldson and Zarola and Nathan Wuestenberg and Peyton Culp also scored an 8-2 win in the No. 3 match over Hurtado and Woods.
Ballard 9, Clarke 0
Singles: 1. Caleb Hamerlinck (B) defeated Sam Reynoldson (C); 6-1, 6-3. 2. Max Olsan (B) defeated Evan Hagan (C); 6-0, 6-2. 3. Seth Wohlgemuth (B) defeated John Reynoldson (C); 6-1, 6-1. 4. Chase Winterboer (B) defeated Fabian Zarola (C); 6-1, 6-2. 5. Alex Upah (B) defeated Diego Hurtado (C); 6-0, 6-0. 6. Kyler Watson (B) defeated T.J. Woods (C); 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: 1. Hamerlinck and Olsan (B) defeated S. Reynoldson and Hagan (C); 8-3. 2. Logan Gogerty and Carter Harms (B) defeated J. Reynoldson and Zarola (C); 8-2. 3. Nathan Wuestenberg and Peyton Culp (B) defeated Hurtado and Woods (C); 8-2.