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Tiger tennis foiled at Spring Hill

Thursday, April 5, 2012

SPRING HILL -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team struggled against tough competition here Tuesday, finishing at the bottom of a four-team tournament.

Using different combinations, the Tigers were winless in duals with Lansing and host Spring Hill and won just one match versus Baldwin.

"They physical effort was there," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "Everyone played hard, but the execution was a problem. We made a lot of unforced errors. We just have to work hard and keep trying to improve and eliminate those errors."

The No. 1 doubles team of Davis Drake and Austin Sather went 1-2 for third place. They defeated Matt Cherry/Zach Leekar of Baldwin 8-2, lost to Lansing's Adam DeHann/Bradley Watkins in a tie-breaker, 8-7 (7-4), and lost to Spring Hill's Joey Vecchione/Matt Smith, 8-2.

Michael Flater and Hayden Barr played No. 2 singles. They lost to Spring Hill's Ronnie Sullivan/Maritz Stutzle and Baldwin's Stephen Pelot/Bryan Couper by 8-2 scores and to Lansing's James Bates/Bailey Miller, 8-0.

Matt Hull played No. 1 singles and lost to Spring Hill's Lucas Mapes, 8-4, Lansing's Aril Patel, 8-0, and Baldwin's Tucker Brown, 8-2.

Jesse Guerro was unable to win a game in No. 2 singles, falling to Spring Hill's Chance Hollern, Lansing's Alberto Boogo and Baldwin's Ian Dunn.

The Tigers will play at 3 p.m. today in Pittsburg.



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