Loss drops Boonville to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in NCMC

The Boonville Lady Pirates tennis team fell on the road last night against the Hannibal Pirates while recording just two wins in a 10-2 setback.
The Lady Pirates, dropping to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the NCMC, picked up their only win of the night in singles as No. 5 singles as sophomore Kelsey Gerlach defeated Hannibal's Jessica Thomeczek by a score of 10-8. The win improved Gerlach's record to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the NCMC.
Meanwhile, in doubles, Gerlach teamed up with Carley Esser to beat the team of Thomeczek and Murphy by a score of 10-7.
As for the rest of the Lady Pirates, they weren't so fortunate.
At No. 1 singles, sophomore Amy Shipman fell to Hannah Stilley 10-4. At No. 2 singles, junior Amanda Cook lost to Anna Bastian 10-2. At No. 3 singles, senior Missy Richerson dropped a 10-6 decision against Kristen Hampton. At No. 4 singles, senior Mary Stewart fell to Courtney Bueler 10-1. Meanwhile, at No. 6 singles, junior Carley Esser lost to Mikayla Murphy by a score of 10-7.
Hannibal also dominated in doubles, winning five out of six matches.
At No. 1 doubles, Shipman and Cook lost to Stilley and Bastian by a score of 10-2. At No. 2 doubles, Richerson and Stewart fell to the team of Hampton and Bueler 10-3. At No. 4 doubles, Megan Kraus and Kelsie Williams dropped a 10-2 decision against Lasby and Willing 10-2. At No. 5 doubles, Breanna Connell and Rebecca Kempf fell to the team of Altheide and Northcutt 10-7. Meanwhile, at No. 6 doubles, Cindy DeVore and Megan Roth lost to the team of Lane and Houser 10-1.
In JV action, Hannibal defeated Boonville 3-1.
In singles, Cindy DeVore defeated Rebecca Sutton by a score of 8-3.
Meanwhile, in doubles, the team of Makayla Penny and Breanna Beran lost to Heibel and Yarrington 8-0 and Stilley and Nelson 8-3.
Boonville tennis coach Stephanie Green said the girls were definitely not on top of their game against Hannibal. "We were sluggish and flatfooted even in our wins," Green said.
The Lady Pirates will host Carrollton today at 4:30 p.m.