The Boonville Pirates tennis team was looking for win No. 2 of the season last night on the road against the Moberly Spartans in NCMC action.


The Boonville Pirates tennis team was looking for win No. 2 of the season last night on the road against the Moberly Spartans in NCMC action.

Unfortunately for the Pirates, the Spartans had other thoughts by recording wins in all six singles matches and five out of six doubles matches for a 11-1 victory.

While the loss dropped Boonville to 1-8 overall and 0-6 in the NCMC, head coach Stephanie Carey said while the scores of these matches looks like they weren’t close, many games across the board went to the deuce point and Boonville just didn’t convert.

“James played a strong match, he just couldn’t overcome the initial 0-4 games that started it,”?Carey said. “McQuitty and Bechtel played one of their better matches this year and up until the fourteenth game had managed to stay ahead by a game all match. Moberly’s a strong team in the top half of their line up. We have adjusted our doubles and we’re more comfortable with where we are playing them. James and Green are a strong team and with some work, can end the season well.”

The only win for the Pirates came as a result of a default at the No. 1 doubles position.

Of course the Spartans recorded wins in the remaining five doubles matches, with the team of Caleb James and Nathan Green falling to Oberkrom and Winn 10-4 at the No. 2 slot. At No. 3 doubles, Casey Baker and Dylan Colbert fell to Wamsley and Lynn 10-3. At No. 4 doubles, Jake McQuitty and Noah Bechtel lost to Joel Tayon and Brigham Delp 10-7. At No. 5 doubles, Kelly Williams and Chris Browning dropped a 10-0 decision against the team of Nicholas Davidson and Zach Lippered. Meanwhile, at No. 6 doubles, the team of Dakota Gibbs and Kyle Johnson fell to the team of David Chapman and Vince Trusty 10-0.

Boonville also took it on the chin in singles. At the No. 1 slot, James fell to Gabe Warren 10-4. At No. 2 singles, Michael Kelley lost to Justin Coleman 10-0. At No. 3 singles, Cody Painter dropped a 10-0 decision against Kyle Oberkrom. At No. 4 singles, Casey Baker was upended by Jordan Winn 10-1. At No. 5 singles, Dylan Colbert fell to Kevin Wamsley 10-1. Meanwhile, at No. 6 singles, Nathan Green lost to Tanner Lynn 10-2.

In the JV match, Ian Pond won by default over Tim Warren at the No. 1 singles position. At No. 2 singles, Kyle Johnson fell to Brigham Delp 6-0.

In the only doubles match, the team of Adam Christal and Brendan Twenter lost to Trevor Lynn and Michael Smith 8-0.