Boonville No. 6 singles player Molly Amos doesn’t backdown from any challenge when it comes to tennis.
So on Tuesday with Boonville and Moberly tied at 4-all, Amos delivered just how she has all season by beating her opponent 8-3 to give the Lady Pirates the victory 5-4.
While the win improved Boonville’s record to 5-3 overall, head coach Melissa Harvey said Amos was down in the beginning of her match, but pushed through to get back on top of the scoreboard. “She was again the tiebreaker for the team’s win, but handled the pressure well enough to add another win to our season,” Harvey said.
Needless to say, it didn’t look good for Boonville after the first-five matches while trailing Moberly 3-2. But after winning at No. 3 and 4 singles, the Lady Pirates never trailed after that even though it took Amos’ win to secure the victory.
In doubles, the No. 1 team of Abbie Grizzle and Emma Neidig fell by a score of 8-3. Meanwhile, at No. 2 doubles, the team of Kali Corbitt and Jessica Lammers won 8-4. Then, at No. 3 doubles, Danielle Dillon and Molly Amos prevailed 8-5.
Moberly also won the first-two matches in singles by the identical scores of 8-1 over Grizzle and Neidig. However, at No. 3 and 4 singles, Corbitt and Lammers prevailed by the same scores of 8-6. Then, after Dillon fell at the No. 5 slot 8-2, Amos came back and won her match in exciting fashion.
Harvey said the girls went into the match with a winning attitude. “We knew it was going to be a close match so we wanted to start with a strong mentality,” Harvey said.
In JV action, Moberly defeated Boonville 7-0.
Results are as follows: James/Widel lost 6-0; Hendrix/Pannell lost 6-2, Waller/Webster lost 6-2; Schneringer/Fitzgerald lost 6-2; Martin/Mendez lost 6-1; J. Williamson/Phelps lost 6-1; and James/Webster lost 6-4.