Bombers work for sweep of Lynx on courts

WEBSTER CITY – The Webster City boys’ tennis team pushed Ballard late in quite a few matches, but in the end the Bombers had the answers yesterday afternoon at the WCHS courts.

Ballard won all of the close matches and then rolled in several others to blank the Lynx, 9-0.

“We played better (yesterday),” WCHS head coach Matt Manson said. “We improved from our last meet.”

Lynx No. 1 singles player Ryan Godfredsen forced Joe Kruger to battle for every point before Kruger eventually took control late to escape with a 10-7 victory. The same could be said for No. 4 player Blake Nelson, who led Anthony Lettow early on before falling 10-7.

Avery Hopp, playing in the No. 5 slot for the Lynx, dropped a 10-7 decision as well to the Bombers’ Jacob Harrin.

“Ryan, Blake and Avery battled hard in their matches,” Manson said. “Again at the end they were unable to maintain their leads and fell.”

Hopp teamed with Colin Hippen in doubles and took part in another long match in a 10-7 loss to Jacob Torkelson and Brody Eicher.

WCHS will be back on its home courts on Thursday to host Fort Dodge St. Edmond. Play will get underway at 4:30 p.m.