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Lapthorn Helps Propel Pella Boys Tennis Past Grinnell

A loss at No. 1 singles did not deter the Pella High boys tennis team, as they rallied to sweep the rest of singles and won three of five doubles matches to close out an 8-3 win over Grinnell Thursday night in Pella. The Little Dutch picked up a number of hard-fought victories on the afternoon, highlighted by sophomore David Lapthorn’s win at No. 2 singles. He’d later combine with Brannon Johnson to notch another victory at No. 1 doubles.


1. Brannon Johnson lost to WILL HAMILTON 0-6,0-6
2. David Lapthorn defeated ZACH SCHNEIDER 7-6(2),6-3
3. Tom Palmer defeated KIRK RUDOLPH 6-1,7-5
4. Michael Schemm defeated WILL CHUONG 6-1,7-5
5. Aaron Van Maanen defeated NATHAN SMITH 7-5,6-0
6. Jamison Roozeboom defeated HAYES DURBIN 6-2,6-1

1. Johnson/Lapthorn defeated Schneider/Burt 6-3, 6-0
2. Schemm/Roozeboom lost to Hamilton/Smith 5-7, 3-6
3. Palmer/Van Maanen defeated to Rudolph/Lang 6-0, 6-2
4. Bailey Tripp/Tom Pettit lost to Chuong/Durbin 3-6, 2-6
5. Sam Dykstra/Mitch Shepperd