The Boonville Pirates tennis team fell on the road last night against the Higginsville Huskers 9-0.
The Pirate netters, 1-8 overall, scored in six out of the nine matches against Higginsville but still trailed 6-0 after singles play.
Boonville Pirates tennis coach Stephanie Green said Higginsville is always a solid team. “We are missing Nathan Green this week due to injury so it forced us to move all players up into higher positions,” Green said. “With the introduction of Noah Lammers into the singles lineup, we’re seeing more experience and progress being made with the younger players. It’s frustrating for all of them right now to not see the wins on the board, but they don’t always see the progress they are making and that many games in sets are much closer than the final score indicates.”
In singles play, Cody Painter fell to Kyle Taylor 8-1 at the No. 1 position for Boonville. At No. 2 singles, Jake McQuitty lost to Brian Bueker 8-2. At No. 3 singles, Kelly Williams was defeated by Mark Fine 8-0. At No. 4 singles, Noah Bechtel was ousted by Elijah Rhoad 8-1. At No. 5 singles, Noah Lammers dropped a 8-3 decision against Matt Gibson. Meanwhile, at No. 6 singles, Ian Pond fell to Kyle Holcomb 8-0.
Higginsville also dominated Boonville in doubles play, with the No. 1 team of Bueker and Fine winning 8-0 over Painter and Williams. At No. 2 doubles, McQuitty and Bechtel fell to Taylor and Gibson 8-1. Meanwhile, at No. 3 doubles, Noah Lammers and Braden Adams lost to Rhoad and Holcomb 8-2. In JV action, Christian Vivas and Asher Humphrey Martin lost to Lamphier and Haynes 6-4. The No. 2 JV team of Will Engle and Greg Harris also lost to Lamphier and Dyer 6-1. Meanwhile, at the No. 3 position, Sean Wainscott and Brett McNeal was defeated by Haynes and Dyer 6-0.