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Gritty Third-Set Wins Set Tone for Pella Boys Tennis in 9-2 Win Over Newton

Posted: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 6:04 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Playing well under pressure, the Pella boys tennis team picked up a 9-2 Little Hawkeye Conference win at Newton Tuesday night. Among the highlights were third set super tie-break victories by Brannon Johnson at No. 1 singles and Johnson and David Lapthorn at No. 1 doubles.

The Pella boys tennis team is now 3-1 in dual meets this season and will face another conference team on the road on Thursday when they make the short trip to Oskaloosa.

Singles
1. Brannon Johnson defeated Troy Scott 6-2, 3-6, 14-12
2. David Lapthorn defeated McKinley Brown 6-0, 6-4
3. Tom Palmer defeated Aaron Thompson 6-3, 7-6(1)
4. Aaron Van Maanen defeated Carter McDermott 6-2, 6-1
5. Jamison Roozeboom defeated Jon Tudor 6-1, 6-0
6. Bailey Tripp lost to Heli Nascimento 6-3, 3-6, 7-10

Doubles
1. Brannon Johnson/David Lapthorn defeated Scott/Brown 5-7, 6-4, 10-5
2. Tom Palmer/Aaron Van Maanen defeated Thompson/McDermott 6-0, 6-4
3. Jamison Roozeboom/Tom Pettit defeated Tudor/Nascitmento 6-3, 6-3
4. Mitch Shepperd/Sam Dykstra defeated Spencer Hook/Sebastian Peters 6-1, 7-6(5)
5. Blake Lanser/Austin Davis lost to Nate Hinshaw/Liam Briggs 4-6, 0-6