The FHS boys’ tennis team traveled to Centerville Monday night, falling to the Big Red 5-4, and then visited Keokuk Tuesday night where they were beaten 8-1 by a “tough Fort Madison team” according to head coach Bill Sheppard.
It all came down to the No. 2 doubles with the contest tied at four matches a piece, “unfortunately, FHS fell behind early and despite playing their opponents well in the second half of the match, couldn’t make up the deficit,” said Sheppard. Senior Will Sheppard was the only Trojan to capture victory in both his singles and doubles match.
No. 1 A. J. Greiner, Sr., lost 3-8 to senior Brady Hughes
No. 2 Noel Peterson, Jr., defeated sophomore Otis William 8-4
No. 3 Will Sheppard, Sr., bested junior Jakob Bauer 8-4
No. 4 Blake Holden, So., edged sophomore Reece Sells 8-6
No. 5 Brian Parcel, Sr., lost 3-8 to sophomore Karey Shondel
No. 6 Michael Holt, So., lost 1-8 to sophomore Austin Dell
No. 1 Greiner and Sheppard defeated William/Bauer 8-3
No. 2 Peterson and Holden lost 5-8 to Hughes/Sells
No. 3 Parcel and Holt lost 2-8 to Shondel/Dell
Michael Holt won the only match for FHS at No. 6 singles with a 6-1, 7-5 victory.
No. 1 A. J. Greiner lost 0-6, 2-6 to senior Sam Avery
No. 2 Noel Peterson lost 2-6, 3-6 to sophomore Jason Thurman
No. 3 Will Sheppard lost 2-6, 2-6 to sophomore Vason Thurman
No. 4 Blake Holden lost 5-7, 3-6 to junior Reed Fahseke
No. 5 Brian Parcel lost 6-7, 6-3, 7-10 to sophomore Bryce Workman
No. 6 Michael Holt defeated sophomore Levi Sissel 6-1, 7-5
No. 1 Greiner and Sheppard fell 0-6, 1-6 to sophomores Jason and Vason Thurman
No. 2 Peterson and Holden lost 0-6, 1-6 to Avery and Fahseke
No. 3 Parcel and Holt were edged 2-6, 6-3, 8-10 by Workman/Sissel
Thursday versus Mt. Pleasant at East Lake Park beginning at 4:30 p.m.