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BOYS TENNIS: Hippen allows Lynx to avoid shutout against Clear Lake

Absence of Wangkham forces WCHS to alter its lineup

April 17, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

CLEAR LAKE - Chilly temperatures and changes to the lineup didn't suit the Webster City boys' tennis team in an 8-1 loss to Clear Lake in a dual meet here yesterday.

The Lynx were without Tom Wangkham, the team's No. 4 singles player, due to sickness. His absence forced a shift throughout the Nos. 3-6 slots.

Christian Hippen spoiled Clear Lake's bid for a shutout with a victory in the No. 6 bout. He knocked off Andrew Davis, 10-7.

Chris Pergande also took seven games off Luke Schiller before falling in the No. 3 match, as did Derek Turner against Paul Raner in the No. 2 match.

Webster City claimed five victories on the junior varsity courts. Blake Nelson, Zach Daniels, Vishal Chaudhari, Ben Grimshaw and Avery Hopp were all winners.

Fact Box

Monday at Clear Lake

Clear Lake 8, Webster City 1


Jerry Kockler (CL) def. Jared Doolittle 10-1.

Paul Raner (CL) def. Derek Turner 10-7.

Luke Schiller (CL) def. Chris Pergande 10-7.

JJ Theobad (CL) def. Dilan Griffin 10-1.

Austin Anderson (CL) def. Kenton Johnson 10-1.

Christian Hippen (WC) def. Andrew Davis 10-7.


Kockler/Raner (CL) def. Doolittle/Turner 10-4.

Schiller/Anderson (CL) def. Griffin/Johnson 10-0.

Theobald/Alex Blum (CL) def. Pergande/Hippen 10-6.



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