For the second match in a row, the Boonville Pirates tennis team left little doubt on the tennis courts by prevailing Thursday night against Osage 8-1.
While beating Marshall on Tuesday 11-1, the Pirates have now outscored their opponents 19-2 in two matches.
The win improved Boonville’s record to 2-0 overall and 1-0 n the NCMC.
“We played closer games overall today,” Green said. “The guys had to step up and work out some kinks, make adjustments, and change their strategies in these matches. For a first week match, we were still a little rusty and inconsistent in some areas, but with more consistent match play against opponents with differing styles we will make adjustments more quickly and effectively. We struggled with some easy set ups in doubles, but with communication and better court movement were able to put away those matches before singles. L. Rehagen really stepped up his play today. He was consistent, hit high percentage winning shots and served well. Bona, K. Chrisman, J.Chrisman and Gentry took pretty commanding leads from the beginning of their matches and were able to work on some areas of improvement with different shot selections and transition games. Our JV players for the day were very solid - even our newer players. Witting/Pannell played together for the first time and with a lot of communication, were able to figure out how to work together to get the win.”
Like the match against Marshall, the Pirates dominated in both singles and doubles play against Osage.
In singles, Boonville recorded wins in five out of six matches and all three doubles matches.
Five of the six singles players also improved to 2-0 on the season while the top three doubles teams pushed their records to 2-0.
As for the singles matches, Francesco Bona remained perfect on the season by beating Grant Naudet 8-1.
At No. 2 singles, Kyle Chrisman also improved to 2-0 by beating Logan Havner 8-3. At No. 3 singles, Luke Rehagen improved to 2-0 by blanking Michael Turner 8-0. At No. 4 singles, Gabe Rumbaoa fell to Hunter Albers 8-4. At No. 5 singles, Josh Chrisman won his match 8-3 against Anthony Floyd to improve to 2-0. Meanwhile, at No. 6 singles, Quin Gentry raised his season record to 2-0 by defeating Drew Elley 8-2.
In doubles, the No. 1 team of Bona and Luke Rehagen beat Naudet and Havner 8-1 to improve to 2-0. At No. 2 doubles, Kyle Chrisman and Rumbaoa won 8-6 over Turner and Albers to remain unbeaten in two matches. Meanwhile, at No. 3 doubles, Josh Chrisman and Gentry beat Floyd and Elley 8-2 to improve to 2-0.
In the JV match, Boonville again won three out of four matches for a 3-1 victory.
At No. 1 JV doubles, the team of Will Rehagen and Andrew Pefferman defeated the team of Steven Crosby and Colin Smithson 6-0. At No. 2 doubles, the team of Landon Weaver and Lucas Ziegelbein won 6-2 over Joshua Cooper and Ryan Page. At No. 3 doubles, Aaron Witting and Dalton Pannell beat the team of Joshua Cooper and Ethan Kucsik 7-5. Meanwhile, at No. 4 doubles, Carter Widel and Nick Weixeldorfer upended the team of Lucas Zeigelbein and Andrew Matteson 6-1.
The Boonville Pirates tennis team will host Moberly in a conference match on Tuesday, March 27th at the high school tennis courts starting at 4:30 p.m.