DES MOINES – The Ballard boys’ tennis team remained undefeated with a 9-0 drubbing of Saydel May 7.
The Bombers were only challenged in two matches on the day as they improved to 7-0.
In singles competition Ryan Vincent, Kordell Lettow, Taylor Bridgewater, Cody Fausch and Joe Kruger all swept their foes in the Nos. 1,2,3,4 and 6 matches respectively. Ryan Allen won the No. 5 match over Saydel’s Jacob Philipsen in a competitive fight as Allen lost the first set by a 7-6 score, won the second by a 6-1 margin and then claimed the tiebreaking set, 10-5.
Lettow and Bridgewater swept Saydel’s Alex Garton and Alex Gustafson by 6-2 and 6-3 scores in the No. 1 doubles match and Vincent and Fausch won the No. 2 match over Hunter White and Joe Smith by 6-3 and 6-1 scores. Allen and Kruger won in three sets over Philipsen and Rashab Shah as they won the first set 6-3, lost the second by the same score and then churned out a 10-8 win in the tiebreaker.
Ballard 9, Saydel 0
Singles: 1. Ryan Vincent (B) defeated Alex Garton (S); 6-1, 7-6. 2. Kordell Lettow (B) defeated Alex Gustafson (S); 6-4, 6-4. 3. Taylor Bridgewater (B) defeated Hunter White (S); 6-1, 6-1. 4. Cody Fausch (B) defeated Joe Smith (S); 6-1, 7-5. 5. Ryan Allen (B) defeated Jacob Philipsen (S); 6-7, 6-1, 10-5. 6. Joe Kruger (B) defeated Rashab Shah (S); 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: 1. Lettow and Bridgewater (B) defeated Garton and Gustafson (S); 6-2, 6-3. 2. Vincent and Fausch (B) defeated White and Smith (S); 6-3, 6-1. 3. Allen and Kruger (B) defeated Philipsen and Shah (S); 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.