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Mt. Pleasant tennis teams swept by Ft. Madison

Apr 24, 2018
Photo by: Andy Krutsinger Breanna Runyon returns the ball during her singles match on Monday evening against Ft. Madison.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


Both Mt. Pleasant tennis teams suffered losses in Southeast Conference play on Tuesday against Ft. Madison. The girls fell 7-2 at home and the boys dropped a 5-4 match on the road.

The Mt. Pleasant girls lost all but one singles match. Quin Whaley did win the No. 1 contest, taking down her opponent 8-4 for Mt. Pleasant’s only singles point.

Erin Zihlman dropped the No. 2 match 8-3. Hallie Sandeen fell 8-1 in the No. 3 match. No. 4 Shaleen Thiengmany lost 8-4. Sierra Barton dropped the No. 5 match 9-7. Breanna Runyon fell in the No. 6 match 10-8, and Elle Larson fell 10-8 in a junior varsity match.

The No. 3 doubles team of Barton and Runyon closed out the day with a 6-4 victory to give the Panther girls another point. Whaley and Zihlman fell 8-5 in the No. 1 match and Sandeen and Thiengmany fell 8-1 in the No. 2 game.

The Panther boys started the day out with a 2-4 performance in singles matches. Ethan Weber won the No. 1 match 6-3 and 6-3 for the first Panther win and Elijah Plooster won 6-4 and 7-5 in the No. 4 game.

Corbin Broeker fell 6-1 and 6-4 in the No. 2 match. Jaxon Hoyle fell 6-2 and 6-3 in the No. 3 match. Jack Schimmelpfennig lost a 6-3, 3-6, 10-3 nail-biter in the No. 5 match and Donny Arledge fell 6-4 and 6-3 in the No. 6 match.

The Panthers won two doubles matches. Weber and Schimmelpfennig won the No. 2 doubles match 6-4 and 7-5, and Plooster and Arledge took the No. 3 contest 6-0, 3-6, 1-0(8). Broeker and Hoyle fell in the No. 1 match, however, 7-6(2) and 6-2.

The boys’ team will be back in action today (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m. against Notre Dame at home. The girls will be back at home on Thursday, April 26, when they host Keokuk at 4:30 p.m.

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