The Boonville Pirates tennis team fell to 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the NCMC by losing to the Mexico Bulldogs 7-5 last night at the high school tennis courts.
The Pirate netters trailed Mexico 5-1 in singles, with No. 5 player Noah Lammers winning 10-3 over Gaberiel Marley by a score of 10-3.
In other matches, Cody Painter fell to Dalton Wilson 10-7 at the No. 1 position. At No. 2 singles, Jake McQuitty dropped a 10-8 decision against Jose Hernandez. At No. 3 singles, Kelly Williams lost to Chance Proctor 10-2. At No. 4 singles, Noah Bechtel was defeated by Richard Stamy 10-3. Meanwhile, at No. 6 singles, Ian Pond fell to Jackson Crow 10-1.
Of course the Pirates fared a little better in doubles by winning four out of the six matches, three by forfeits. At No. 1 doubles, McQuitty and Bechtel lost to Wilson and Hernandez 10-3. At No. 2 doubles, Williams and Pond fell to Proctor and Stamy 10-6. Meanwhile, at No. 3 doubles, Noah Lammers and Braden Adams defeated Marley and Crow 10-7.
In JV action, Asher Humphrey-Martin beat Jake Fuemmeler 8-4 while Logan Parks fell to Jake Fuemmeler 8-5.
Boonville tennis coach Stephanie Green said this was definitely a match they should have won even with everyone playing up in the lineup because they are still missing Nathan Green at the number 2 spot.
“Lammers came on well in both singles and doubles,” Green said. “He's really stepped up into the varsity singles position with confidence. He and Adams had a little spurt of trouble in doubles after being up 6-0 and having to win it by coming from behind at 6-7, but they held their composure and were able to put together a solid ending. It's still a struggle to find the consistent level of play we need to have to win, and with one match and just tournaments left, we have to break this plateau and move up. The guys gain experience each day, with each practice and match, but we just need to find some consistency to get them the wins they deserve.”
The Boonville Pirates tennis team will compete in the Osage tournament on Saturday, April 27.