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Pella Boys Tennis Wins in Semis, Falls to Maharishi in Substate Finals

Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 6:02 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

A trip to the Class 1A Boys State Team Tennis team was just within reach of the Pella High boys, but Maharishi got in the way and defeated the Little Dutch in Satuday’s Substate Finals in Fairfield.  Pella opened the day with a 5-2 win over Keokuk in the semifinals, courtesy of wins by their No. 2, 4, 5 and 6 singles and the doubles team of Michael Schemm and Jamison Roozeboom.  The Pioneers won 5-1 over the Little Dutch in the finals, with Pella’s only win coming from Roozeboom at No. 6 singles.  

Pella defeated Keokuk 5-2

Brannon Johnson lost to Dan Williams 4-6, 6-2, 3-6
David Lapthorn defeated Gabe Vandenberg 6-3, 6-4
Tom Palmer lost to Chris Barclift 6-2, 3-6, 4-6
Michael Schemm defeated Drake Reiter 7-5, 6-3
Aaron Van Maanen defeated Kevin Clark 6-4, 6-2
Jamison Roozeboom defeated Jacob Mitchell 6-1, 6-1

Schemm/Roozeboom defeated Reiter/Mitchell 6-1, 6-0

Pella lost to Maharishi 1-5

Brannon Johnson lost to Sam Arsanjani 0-6, 6-7(4)
David Lapthorn lost to Thomas Weiss 0-6, 2-6
Tom Palmer lost to Sam Stickels 2-6, 0-6
Michael Schemm lost to Raphael Gelefand 1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Aaron Van Maanen lost to Solaris Nite 2-6, 3-6
Jamison Roozeboom defeated Surya Sawhney 2-6, 6-0, 6-3