Ballard takes close matches to win regional dual
Portafoglio Louis Vuitton Meanwhile, the Panther boys were defeated by Clarke, 5 1, at Osceola Saturday in preliminary substate play.
When Saturday girls meet was clinched with Ballard fifth win in singles, No. 5 Creston/O M player Caitlin McIlravy was leading her match, 6 3, 5 3, just one game from finishing the victory.
Jenna Taylor and Alli Thomsen were defeated in super tiebreaker sets after splitting sets with their opponents. Taylor pushed hers to the limit, falling 11 9, and Thomsen was defeated in a similar set, 10 8.
just about got it to 3 3 in singles with tough matches at two and three, said Creston assistant coach Amanda Plymale, Jenna Taylor and Alli Thomsen went to third set tiebreakers. If we had sealed at least three singles, I think we could have taken them in doubles. went on to defeat Osceola Clarke, 5 1, to advance to regional finals next weekend at Norwalk, after Clarke swept North Polk 5 0 in the first round. Libby Bemis got Clarke lone win against Ballard at No. 1 singles, 7 5, 6 3, as the Indians finished with an 8 3 record, losing only to Ballard and Creston/O M during the season.
The Panther lineup was shuffled after No. 4 singles player Ashley Harris was unable to play because of illness. Sophomore Sydney Dunphy stepped in at No. 6, with Angela Sorensen and McIlravy each moving up a step.
Audrey Fyock suffered a 6 1, 6 3 loss to Ballard No. 1 player Brenna Ripp.
At No. 2, Taylor rolled to a 6 1 set victory before dropping the second, 4 6. In the super tiebreaker, Ballard Emily Jurgenson finally ended it at 11 9 by hitting a return that clipped the top of the net and fell quickly on Taylor side before the Panther sophomore could get to the net.
Thomsen similarly cruised to her first set victory, 6 2, before Ballard Alex Petersen rallied to take the second, 6 4 and then the tiebreaker, 10 8.
Sorensen and Dunphy were defeated in straight sets at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively, allowing Ballard to clinch before McIlravy match was finished. Three doubles matches would have been held if Ballard had fallen short of the necessary fifth win.
girls played hard even though we had an ill player, and a JV alternate (Dunphy) stepped up, Plymale said.
Louis Vuitton Outlet Italia Creston/O M girls were scheduled to compete today in the Hawkeye 10 Tournament at Lewis Central. However, after the team arrived at its motel in Council Bluffs Sunday night, the tournament was postponed to Tuesday because of rain forecast for today. The Panthers also have individual regional in Boone on Thursday.
Louis Vuitton Portafogli Boys fall
No. 1 player Garret Taylor, a state qualifier, beat Colin Morris 6 2, 6 0 for the lone Panther victory in Saturday boys preliminary substate dual in Osceola.
Taylor and Chants Davidson were leading in No. 1 doubles, 6 4, 3 2, when Clarke clinched the win with its fifth singles victory.
was a great experience for our kids who haven had a chance to participate in postseason tennis, coach Kevin Cooper said. have four underclassmen back next year and for them to experience this now, it can only help them next year. We had some competitive matches, but they were just better than us today. Substate
Portafogli Louis Vuitton Osceola Clarke 5, Creston/O M 1
Singles Garret Taylor (Cr) def. Colin Morris (Calk) 6 2, 6 0; Jared Jamison (Calk) def. Chants Davidson (Cr) 6 3, 6 3; Yahoo Ally (Calk) def. Ryan Juicers (Cr) 6 2, 6 1; Jacob Redman (Calk) def. Tyler Waddingham (Cr) 6 0, 6 1; Ally Ali (Calk) def. Tristan Davidson (Cr) 6 3, 6 1; Holden Hewitt (Calk) def. Seth Maiden (Cr) 6 0, 6 3.
Doubles (not completed) Taylor C. Davidson (Cr) led Morris Jamison (Calk) 6 4, 3 2; Y. Ally Redman (Calk) led Juicers Waddingham 6 0, 2 0.
Ballard 5, Creston/O M 0
Singles Brenna Ripp (B) def. Audrey Fyock (Cr) 6 1, 6 3; Emily Jurgenson (B) def. Jenna Taylor (Cr) 1 6, 6 4, 11 9; Alex Petersen (B) def. Alli Thomsen (Cr) 2 6, 6 4 (10 8); Ry lee Ca hill (B) def. Angela Sorensen (Cr) 6 1, 6 4; Olivia Astarte (B) def. Sydney Dunphy (Cr) 6 1, 6 2; Caitlin McIlravy (Cr) led Meredith Asian (B) 6 3, 5 3 (NF).