CLEAR LAKE - Subtract Cambria Hoffmann from the equation and the rest of the Webster City girls' tennis team was simply a step or two slow here last night.
Hoffmann put up a worthy challenge in singles, but Clear Lake controlled the other eight matches and cruised to a 9-0 dual-meet victory.
"They're pretty good and we probably could have stayed on the bus," WCHS head coach Heather Kierzek said. "It would be nice to just have a nice night to play sometime, but they had to play in the same stuff that we did."
Hoffmann pushed Jenna Peterson to the wire in the No. 1 singles match before the Lions' top player was able to prevail 10-8 in a match that Kierzek estimated lasted 90 minutes.
"Cambria played phenomenal," Kierzek said. "That's the best I've ever seen her play, so a lot of credit goes to her."
No other Lynx singles player scratched out more than three games in the pro-set format.
LEAR LAKE 9, WEBSTER CITY 0
At Clear Lake
Jenna Peterson (CL) def. Cambria Hoffmann 10-8; Kaitlin Pitzen (CL) def. Kelsey Bahrenfuss 10-0; Carly Ouverson (CL) def. Lynne Chalfant 10-3; Alexis Atkinson (CL) def. Allison Bailey 10-2; Taylor Julsen (CL) def. Olivia Tasler 10-0; Courtney Anderson (CL) def. Noel Stroner 10-1.
Peterson/Ouverson (CL) def. Hoffmann/Bahrenfuss 10-2; Pitzen/Julsen (CL) def. Bailey/Ariel Clabaugh 10-2; Amy Adams/Kristin Hewitt (CL) def. Tasler/Chalfant 10-4.
Clear Lake captured all three doubles matches by a minimum of six games.