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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Pirate netters fall to Hannibal, 12-0

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  • The Boonville Pirates tennis team fell for the third time in as many matches last night by losing on the road against the Hannibal Pirates 12-0.
    While the Pirates have been outscored this season 33-0, head coach Stephanie Green said this was a tough loss but as with all of them, players learn.
    “Each of the players came off the court with areas to work on over the next week,” Green said. “Of course we wanted more success in the win column, but we also know that with young, inexperienced players playing against more experienced teams with deeper lineups that we have to take the learning experience and plan to develop and adjust our games and fundamentals.”
    In singles, the Pirate netters won no more than two games in any one match to trail Hannibal 6-0.
    At the No. 1 singles position, Cody Painter fell to Dhaval Katbamna 10-1. At No. 2 singles, Nathan Green dropped a 10-0 decision against Daniel Fohey. At No. 3 singles, Jake McQuitty lost to Brett Hinton by a score of 10-2. At No. 4 singles, Kelly Williams was defeated by Blake Hosley 10-1. At No. 5 singles, Noah Bechtel fell to Jacob Hammock 10-1. Meanwhile, at No. 6 singles, Ian Pond lost by a 10-1 decision against Austin Haynes.
    Green said in singles Painter definitely used this match against a tough player to sharpen some skills and gain experience in faster paced and more accurate playing.
    “Nathan Green made some adjustments to serves and found more rhythm on both sides of his strokes,” Green said. “McQuitty and Bechtel held up against Hannibal’s No. 1 in doubles and played some creative and tough points. Williams worked through some service issues and stayed right in the points during his singles match. Pond’s adjustments after singles came in tracking the ball better in doubles and moving better to the ball.
    “Adams and Lammers had quite a comeback in their second match and we could really see the progress the minute they started their four game winning streak. It was as if things finally clicked and they were playing solidly and smart-unfortunately it wasn’t soon enough to hold Hannibal’s team at match point long in order to pull ahead.”
    Already trailing 6-0 in the match, the Pirate netters also struggled in doubles as Hannibal recorded wins in all six matches for the shutout.
    At No. 1 doubles, Painter and Green fell to the team of Fohey and Hinton by a score of 10-3.
    At No. 2 doubles, McQuitty and Bechtel lost to the team of Katbamna and Hammock 10-0. At No. 3 doubles, Williams and Pond dropped a 10-0 decision against Hosley and Haynes. At No. 4 doubles, Braden Adams and Noah Lammers was defeated by the team of Lijah Harrison and Aaron White 10-0. At No. 5 doubles, Christian Vivas and Logan Parks fell to the team of Nathan Myers and Matt Maple 10-1. Meanwhile, at No. 6 doubles, Will Engle and Greg Harris dropped a 10-0 decision against the team of Maxwell Thomure and Wesley Hjelm.
    Page 2 of 2 - Hannibal also won all four JV matches against Boonville.
    At No. 1 doubles, Braden Adams and Noah Lammers fell to the team of Brett Wessel and Wesley Hjelm by a score of 8-6.
    At No. 2 doubles, Christian Vivas and Logan Parks lost to the team of Mark Ruhr and David Schiralli 8-3. At No. 3 doubles, Will Engle and Greg Harris was defeated by the team of Alec Voss and Cole Luebrecht 8-1. Meanwhile, at No. 4 doubles, the team of Brett McNeal and Sean Wainscott lost to the team of Jack Jeffries and Jacob Selmon 10-2.
    The Boonville Pirates tennis team will travel to Kirksville for a NCMC match on Tuesday, April 2 starting at 4:30 p.m.

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