MHS tennis teams take no mercy on Hoover

Cool temps couldn’t keep the Bobcats from scorching through Hoover Tuesday.

The Marshalltown boys tennis team won every match in straight sets to make quick work of the Huskies 11-0 at home.

No Bobcat gave up more than four games in a set as Ryan Shomo (6-2, 6-4), Kalei Platt (6-2, 6-4) and Blake Gimbel (6-1, 6-4) jumped in front early at the top three singles positions. Adam Podhajsky (6-3, 6-0), Jameson Eberline (6-3, 6-2) and Drayton Lents (6-1, 6-3) kept the ball rolling at the No. 4 through 6 spots.

Gimbel and Eberline didn’t give an inch (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 doubles, while top tandem Shomo and Platt paired for a 6-0, 6-4 victory. Podhajsky and Lents won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 and Riley Wirth and Ryley Faircloth tallied a 6-3, 6-1 decision at No. 4. Tyler Ashby and Kade Vopava rounded out the Bobcats’ shutout at No. 5 doubles earning a 6-0, 6-2 victory.

The Bobcats, who were without Ben Anzis Tuesday due to illness, head to Southeast Polk Thursday. Action gets underway at 4 p.m.

MHS girls dispatch Hoover

DES MOINES – Barely breaking a sweat, the Bobcats had their way with the Huskies Tuesday.

Winning every match in straight sets, the Marshalltown girls tennis team cruised past Hoover 11-0 on the road.

Rachel Faircloth and Ashley Beaty didn’t surrender a single game at No. 1 and 6 singles respectively, while Maggie Kelehan (6-0, 6-1), Megan Rachuy (6-1, 6-2) and Kathleen Ferrin (6-0, 6-1) never lost more than two in a set of their matches at the 2-4 slots. Rhetta Wenk followed a 7-5 first set victory with a 6-0 decision in the second set at No. 2 to cap the singles sweep.

The Bobcats had to battle a bit more in doubles play though the results were just as effective. The No. 1 and 3 doubles tandems of Faircloth and Ferrin and Beaty each posted 6-1, 6-2 decisions. Yelitza Patricio and Megan Riemenschneider breezed at No. 5 doubles 6-1, 6-1. Wenk and Rachuy (7-6, (7-5), 6-1) and Samantha Tocheri and Ellen Podhajsky (7-5, 6-3) took control at No. 2 and 4 doubles after difficult opening sets.

The Bobcats host Southeast Polk Thursday at 4 p.m.