LINCOLN – The powerful Thunderbolts from Lincoln Pius swept all nine varsity showdowns with York’s tennis team Monday afternoon.
Seniors Jared Miller and Creighton Loreman nearly pulled off a win over Pius X’s top players in a No. 3 doubles showdown, but the hosts still prevailed 9-8 (7-5).
Miller also enjoyed the most singles success during his 8-5 defeat to No. 2 player John Cecava.
“Pius X may be the best team in the state, and the final score doesn’t reflect the level of competition of some of the matches,” York coach Dan Malleck commented.
“Creighton and Jared had a great doubles match. Even though we got beat, I think we took a nice step forward.”
The complete rundown of Monday’s varsity matches:
No. 1 singles – Creighton Loreman, York, lost 8-2 to Trey McGill
No. 2 singles – Jared Miller, York, lost 8-5 to John Cecava
No. 3 singles – Charlie Briggs, York, lost 8-2 to Landon Warner
No. 4 singles – Taylor Andrews, York, lost 8-1 to Jack Olsson
No. 5 singles – Hayden Sandall, York, lost 8-2 to Davis Warner
No. 6 singles – Logan Cobb, York, lost 8-0 to Adam Olson
No. 1 doubles – Briggs/Andrews, York, lost 8-1 to Olsson/Warner
No. 2 doubles – Cobb/Sandall, York, lost 8-1 to Warner/Olson
No. 3 doubles – Miller/Loreman, York, lost 9-8 (7-5) to Cecava/McGill
The Dukes did split four JV doubles matches even though they lost that dual 9-3
Jake Weskamp and Tyler Odom took a 7-6 (7-5) thriller over the No. 2 Pius X doubles team
Meanwhile, Jared Onnen and Jon Postier captured a 7-5 victory at No. 3 doubles
York’s tennis team will play next in the Waverly Invitational on Friday (9 a.m. start).