WEBSTER CITY - Experience on the courts favored the Aplington-Parkersburg boys' tennis team, and so did the final score here last night.
Skilled throughout their singles' and doubles' lineups, the Falcons jumped on Webster City and never relented in a 9-0 shutout victory at the WCHS courts.
"We played a much better team (yesterday)," WCHS head coach Matt Manson said. "Our inconsistencies were exploited against a team that has played more tennis than we have played. I am proud that the team didn't give up and battled every game ... playing more tennis this year and during the summer will help our entire team become more confident and skilled."
A-P didn't give up more than five games in any of the six singles' matches that were played under a pro set scoring system - the first player to reach 10 games with at least a two-game lead. Derek Turner, the Lynx No. 2 player, took five games off Nich Oldenburger, as did No. 6 player Dilan Griffin against the Falcons' Tim Pollock.
Turner and Jared Doolittle teamed up for WCHS in the No. 1 doubles slot and dropped a 10-4 decision to Cameron Haugstad and Kollin Cuvelier. The Lynx remaining two doubles teams combined to capture just four games.
WCHS will travel to Eldora on Saturday for the South Hardin Invite.
Thursday at WCHS Courts
Aplington-Parkersburg 9, Webster City
Cameron Haugstad (A-P) def. Jared Doolittle 10-4; Nich Oldenburger (A-P) def. Derek Turner 10-5; Spencer Cooper (A-P) def. Tom Wangkham 10-2; Kollin Cuvelier (A-P) def. Chris Pergunde 10-3; Richard Uhlenhopp (A-P) def. Kenton Johnston 10-0; Tim Pollock (A-P) def. Dilan Griffin 10-5.
Haugstad/Cuvelier (A-P) def. Doolittle/Turner 10-4; Oldenburger/Cooper (A-P) def. Wangkham/Pergunde 10-1; Uhlenhopp/Aaron VanDyk (A-P) def. Johnston/Griffin 10-3.