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Toreadors Too Much for Pella Boys in Tennis Opener

Starting their season off against a skilled Boone squad, the Pella boys tennis team suffered the same fate as their female counterparts, losing 10-1 in their season debut. The only win for the Little Dutch came at No. 5 doubles, where Mitch Shepherd and Sam Dykstra teamed up to win in straight sets 6-0, 6-2. The Pella High boys tennis team returns home this evening to host Little Hawkeye Conference foe Norwalk.


1. BRANNON JOHNSON (Sr) lost to John Ellis (Sr) 0-6,1-6
2. DAVID LAPTHORN (So) lost to Chad Moklestad (Jr) 3-6, 2-6
3. TOM PALMER (So) lost to Mitch McPartland (Sr) 0-6,0-6
4. MICHAEL SCHEMM (Jr) lost to Mason O’Neil (Sr) 5-7,6-4,7-10
5. AARON VAN MAANEN (So) lost to Nate Kriegel (Jr) 3-6,3-6
6. JAMISON ROOZEBOOM (Fr) lost to Nic Stumbo (Jr) 1-6,5-7

1. Brannon and David lost to Chad and Mitch 2-6,1-6
2. Tom and Aaron lost to John and Nate 0-6,1-6
3. Michael and Jamison lost to Nic and Alex Anderson (Jr) 4-6,3-6
4. TOM PETTIT (FR) / BAILEY TRIPP (JR) lost to Eddie Smith (So) / Troy Borsh (So) 1-6,7-6(1),5-10
5. MITCH SHEPPERD (JR) / SAM DYKSTRA (FR) defeated Trevor Erb (So)/ Paul Solomon (Fr) 6-0,6-2