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Pella High Bests Pella Christian in Boys Tennis

Posted: Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Fresh off of a win over Newton on Monday, the Pella boys tennis team came up victorious again on Tuesday as they defeated cross-town rival Pella Christian 7-4. For the Eagles, the meet was another step forward during a tough, three-day stretch of conference opponents that began Monday with Norwalk.

Pella and Pella Christian split the points in singles, with the Eagles winning at numbers 1, 2 and 6, and the Little Dutch taking the third through fifth seeds. The Little Dutch took the upper hand in doubles play, though, as Pella Christian’s only victory came in the form of a three-set grinder at No. 3.

The Eagles will take part in their third meet in as many days when they travel to Oskaloosa this afternoon. Pella is back on their home court on Thursday to face Knoxville.

Pella: 7 Pella Christian: 4

Singles
1. Brady Van Kooten (PC) def. Jacob Martin (P) 1-6, 7-5 10-8

2. Nicholas Dahm (PC) def. Nick Shepperd (P) 7-5, 6-3

3. David Lapthron (P) def Joey Schutte (PC) 6-0, 6-0

4. Ben Palmer (P) def. Tyler Sajdak (PC) 6-0, 6-2

5. Aaron Van Maanen (P) def. John Veenstra (PC) 6-3, 6-2

6. Micah Zantingh (PC) def. Sam Palmer (P) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. Will Loux/Brannon Johnson (P) def. B.Van Kooten/N.Dahm (PC) 7-5, 6-4

2. Rick Williamson/Nick Van Gorp (P) def. J.Schutte/J.Veenstra (PC) vs 6-1, 6-3

3. T.Sajdah/Micah Zantingh (PC) def. Jake Anderson/ Bailey Tripp (P) 2-6, 6-3, 10-6

4. Seth Ruiter/ Tristan Miedema (P) def. E.Van Kooten/Marshall Fynaardt (PC) 6-3, 6-1

5. Blake Lanser/Isaac Gross (P) def. Jordan Roose/Adam Frankenfeld (PC) 7-5, 3-6, 8-10