Bobcat tennis teams both trounce Hoover
This time the Bobcats did the shutting out.
Putting its recent struggles in the past, the Marshalltown girls tennis team swept Des Moines Hoover 11-0 at home Tuesday.
Megan Riemenschneider, Ashley Beaty and Chloe Kuehner led the singles sweep at the Nos. 1-3 spots, each surrendering no more than three games. Riemenschneider posted a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Sue Win at No. 1, while Beaty won 6-1, 6-0 over Morgan Spring at No. 2. Kuehner cruised past Nejia Memic 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3.
Kathleen Ferrin, Jenna Jaeckel and Samantha Tocheri added straight-set victories at the No. 4-6 spots as no match went beyond the necessary two sets.
Coming off an 11-0 loss to Ankeny Centennial, the Bobcats (1-3) had just one match victory on the season – courtesy of Jaeckel – coming into their meet with the Huskies.
Beaty and Ferrin had the most dominant doubles outing with a 6-1, 6-0 rout at No. 1. The Bobcats’ No. 4 tandem of Yelitza Patricio and Immaculate Edwin earned a 6-1, 6-1 win, while Brenda Livengood and Ellen Podhajsky won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5. Riemenschneider and Kuehner joined up for a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 2 and Jaeckel and Tocheri grabbed a 6-4, 6-0 decision at No. 3.
“It’s a good win for us but we have to keep working on our fundamentals,” MHS assistant coach Blake Cutright said. “We just have to have to hit a lot of balls and get more comfortable with our strokes.”
MHS boys sweep Hoover
DES MOINES – Not surrendering a single game in 11 sets, the Marshalltown boys’ tennis team rolled over Des Moines Hoover 11-0.
The Bobcats (2-4) claimed all 22 necessary sets with Kalei Platt, Eric Weinberg, and Ryley Faircloth each shutting out their opponents in singles.
Platt defeated David Jordan at the No. 1 spot, while Weinberg trumped Jessie Luang at No. 4 and Faircloth cruised through Sam Rubio in the No. 5 position.
Kade Vopava (6-1, 6-4), Andrew Walker (6-3, 6-0) and Vincent Zavala-Livengood (6-0, 6-1) earned singles victories at the No. 2, 3 and 6 slots respectively.
Joe Cahill and Derek Mann blanked the Huskies’ Jin Bahn and Andre’y Russell 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 doubles. Zavala-Livengood and Beau Ragland teamed up for a 6-0, 6-2 win at the top doubles spot, while Faircloth and Marcus Henze won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2. Brandin Chaloupek and Nick Cooper claimed a 6-1, 6-3 victory as the No. 3 tandem, while MHS got a forfeit at No. 5.
The Bobcats host Southeast Polk Thursday at 4 p.m. The Rams finished second out of six squads at the Bobcat Invitational Saturday, while MHS won the last head-to-head meeting with a 5-4 win in last year’s pre-substate match.